Semolina (Sooji) Khichdi Recipe : Rava Khichdi

Rava Kichadi Recipe is a famous South Indian Breakfast made with Rava, Onion, Tomato and Spices. You can make it more flavorful by adding some Ghee.


  • 1 cup Rava (Suji/Sooji/Semolina)
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seedes
  • 1/4 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1/2 tablespoon carrot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green peas
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few cashew nuts, blanched
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups water


    1. Roast the rava in a pan on low flame and keep stirring so that rava should not change its color. We just want to remove out the raw flavor of it. Keep it aside.

    1. Chop the onions, green chilies, tomato and carrots finely, also blanch the cashew nuts and keep aside.

    1. Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan and add 1/4 tsp urad dal, 1/4 tsp chana dal and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds. Saute for a few seconds and then add curry leaves, 2 chopped green chilies and few blanched cashew nuts. Cook the mixture on very low flame and roast till dals turn golden brown.

    1. Now mix in chopped onion and cook till it becomes little soft. Add chopped tomato, 1/2 tbsp carrot and 1 tbsp green peas.

    1. Mix in 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.

    1. Saute vegetables for a couple of minutes and then add 3 cups water into it. Let the water boil nicely.

    1. Once the water starts boiling, keep the flame low and add the roasted rava to this. Mix it evenly without any lumps.

    1. Keep the flame low in throughout the cooking and cook for 5-6 minutes till rava gets completely cooked. Finally add 1/4 tsp ghee and mix well.

    1. Cook for one more minute. Rava becomes moist after adding ghee.Serve it hot.

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