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Rava Kichadi (Semolina pudding)

Rava Kichadi

This is one of the easiest dinner or breakfast recipe. I would usually used to make this when I am out of any recipes or want to make something very quick. This is a very handy recipes to have with us. It is similiar to upma. I still remember the first time I made kichadi in my hostel room it came out like a gummy paste but my roommates were just nice to me and ate it all.

One Dish Dinner’s

I am entering this recipe to the Meeta’s Monthly Mingle – One-Dish Dinners this month. This is my first entry in any such event and hope to get some exposure with this.
Thanks to Pooja letting me know about this event.


  • Rava (Semolina) : 1 cup
  • Onion : 1 (Medium)
  • Oil : 1tbsp
  • water : 2 cup
  • Ghee : 1/2 tbsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves : 4 to 5
  • Ginger : 2 tsp (finely chopped)
  • garlic : 3 (whole)
  • Green chili : 4
  • Vegetables : 1 cup (carrot, beans, green peas)
  • Salt : required for taste

For seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  • urad dal : 1tsp

Method Of preparation:

  1. Roast the rava in a dry pan till it becomes light golden color and keep them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add seasonings after it sputter add ginger and garlic fry them for few seconds .
  3. Now add the onions, curry leaves, green chilies and fry them for a while or till the onions become golden color.
  4. Now add the vegetables and fry them for 3 minutes or till it becomes tender.
  5. After that add 2 cups of water, little turmeric powder , salt mix it well and allow it to boil .
  6. When it boils add the rava slowly and keep stirring to avoid forming lumps. This should be done in low flame.
  7. Cook till it done and all the water is absorbed.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Rava Kichadi

Serve it hot with any chutney.


  1. Looks good. It is a bit like upma.

  2. It looks so lovely with all the vegetables.

  3. My brother’s favorite! Nice recipe and great with so many vegetables, too. 🙂

  4. My hubby’s favorite…easy to make and delicious too….pic looks yum

  5. I am always unsuccessfull making umpa, this time I will try your kichidi recipe shriya

  6. I really like dishes made with semolina, it looks tasty and I wish I had some semolina at home now.

  7. nice one Shriya! my mom used to make this, but with rice the texture’s a bit different:)

  8. Nice kichadi pretty much a tamilian breakfast right?

  9. kichadi looks so perfect favourite dish.

  10. Thats a really tasty dish Shriya.
    Why don’t you send it to MM of Meeta ,this would be a perfect entry for one dish dinne:)

  11. Yes Happycook it’s kind of like upma.

    Thanks mythereye nad kalai. 🙂

    Its my husband’ sfavorite too dhivya and as you said its really easy to make.

    yes cham it is a tamilian breakfast but I used to mkae it for dinner usually.

    Tyanks for your comments lavi, Meeso.

    If you try this let me know sagari how it turned out.

    I never tried this with rice flour mansi must have taste good with it. Next time I ll try it with rice flour.

    And pooja thanks a lot for letting me know about the event going on. 😀

  12. Looks very interesting. I like the flavors you have used here!

  13. Wow–it looks yummy!


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