Rava kichadi

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Many of us do not like rava upma/kichadi because it is very sticky and bland in taste. Here is recipe for colorful rava kichadi that has good taste and texture.

Rava kichadi


      • 1 cup – Rava(sooji, semolina flour)
      • 1 or 2 nos -  Green chilies (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 cup - Green peas
      • 1/4 cup – Carrot
      • 1/2 tsp - Fresh lemon juice (optional)
      • 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves (chopped finely)
      • Salt as per taste
      • 2 1/2 cups -  water


      • 2 tbsp - oil
      • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds 
      • 1/2 tsp – Split black gram
      • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds 
      • 10 nos – Cashew nuts

Rava kichadi process

Preparation method:

  1. Boil carrot and green peas along with required salt in 2 1/2 cups of water. As water comes to boil, reduce the heat to low and continue cooking until carrot and peas are tender. Switch off the stove and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add rava and fry for about 3 minutes on medium heat or until rava turns gold brown.
  3. Add carrot and green peas with water a little at a time, otherwise water will splatter. Cook until rava is well cooked. Add lemon juice, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Finally sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot .

Rava kichadi

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