Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rava kichadi / Sooji kichadi

I said there are other methods for doing the same rava kichadi with some spices.Here is one of the methods.


  • Rava-2 cups
  • Water-4 cups
  • Large Onion-2
  • Tomato-1 (large)
  • Cut vegetables-2 cups
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil-4 or 5 tablespoon
  • Salt
Vegetables preferred:

  • Carrot,Beans, Green Peas, Cauliflower.

To grind:

  • garlic-2
  • cinnamon-1 small piece
  • cloves-2
  • cardamom-1
  • Fennel (sombu)-1/2 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies-3(or 2)

For seasoning:

  • Mustard, Curry leaves

Cashews for garnishing if desired.


  • Cook the vegetables in salted water (as said before in previous post)and drain the excess water.
  • Fry the rava in pan without oil till it is heated.
  • Heat oil in pan and add the seasoning items.
  • Add onions, tomatoes and fry it till it is cooked.
  • Add the paste and turmeric powder and little amount of water.
  • Allow it to cook well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the cooked vegetable and fry it for few more minutes.
  • Add the measured quantity of water and the salt.
  • When the water boils, add the fried rava and stir it.
  • Remove it from the flame when it becomes thick enough to serve.
  • Garnish it with fried cashews if desired.
  • Serve it hot with any kind of chutney or sugar.

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