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Rava Kichadi | Semolina Kichadi
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Rava Kichadi | Semolina Kichadi

Rava Kichadi is an ever favorite breakfast dish that is served at many weddings. It is a simple recipe that can be made in about 30 minutes. Semolina Kichadi tastes absolutely delicious with some coconut chutney on the side.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1693kcal


  • 1 cup Fine Rava / Semolina
  • 3 cup Water
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • 4 Green chilies cut lengthwise
  • ½ inch Ginger grated
  • Curry leaves few
  • 3 cup Ghee / oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu
  • Cashew nuts few
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafetida
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat a heavy bottom pan and add the rava / semolina to the pan. Dry roast the rava until it just begins to change color. You don't have to let it change color.
  • Remove the rava in a bowl.
  • In the same pan, heat the ghee and/or oil. I use a combination of ghee and oil. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let it crackle. Now add the chana dal, cashew nuts and asafetida and let it fry for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry until it turns translucent. Now add the green chilies, ginger and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, carrot and green peas and mix well. Add the turmeric powder and salt needed. Cover the pan and cook until the vegetables are cooked (about 5 -7 minutes).
  • Add about 3 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
  • Add the roasted rava and mix well, so that there are no lumps. Make sure to cook it on low flame. If the mixture appears too dry, add more water and cook further. Cover the pan and cook the kichadi for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and serve the Kichadi warm with coconut chutney!


Calories: 1693kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 169g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3255IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg