Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rava kichadi / Sooji kichadi

I usually do this kichadi plainly with rava and mixed variety of vegetables alone. There are other varieties of this same kichadi, in which some more spices are added.


  • Rava-2 cups
  • Water-4 cups
  • Large Onion-2
  • Tomato-1 (large)
  • Red chillies-3 or 4
  • Cut vegetables-2 cups
  • Oil-4 or 5 tablespoon
  • Salt

Vegetables prefered :

Green Peas, Beans,Carrot, Cauliflower

For seasoning: Mustard,curry leaves


  • Fry the rava in pan without oil evenly in the medium flame, till it is heated.
  • Cook the cut vegetables in salted water and drain the excess water.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables.
  • Use approximately the right amount of water to cook the vegetables.
  • Heat oil in pan and add the mustard seeds and the curry leaves.
  • When it starts spluttering, add the red chillies.
  • When the chillies are fried, add the onions and fry till it becomes transparent.
  • Then the tomatoes are added and allowed to cook.
  • Now add the measured amount of water and the salt needed.
  • When the water starts boiling swift the fried rava into it evenly.
  • While pouring the rava, stir it with a spoon constantly to avoid the clumps.
  • Add the cooked vegetable when the kichadi is still in liquid consistency.
  • Stir it for few seconds till it becomes thick enough to serve.
  • Serve it with chutney or sugar.

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