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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rava Kichadi-Step By Step Pics

         Rava Kichadi is a very simple breakfast or dinner . When we grew up my mom used to make Rava upma when supplies were running low . I am not a big fan of Rava Upma actually.So my mom makes me something special when she prepare this rava kichadi.
     After my marriage, I had a chance to taste my mother in law's Rava kichadi. It was fabulous and I have been hooked ever since. She was kind enough to share the recipe with me and also gave me a few tips to make it extra yummy. I made this for breakfast this morning and it came out good.

Rava kichadi

Rava Kichadi

Rava Kichadi                      Easiest Breakfast-South Indian Rava Kichadi

Cuisine: Indian Category: Breakfast Serves:2 people Prep time: 7-8 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes Total time: 30 minutes

  • 1 Onion.
  • 1/2 plum tomato.
  • 2 Green Chilis.
  • 1 Inch Ginger.
  • 1 Cup of Crunchy Vegetables ( i used Carrots , bell peppers,beans)
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder.
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder.
  • Little coriander powder(optional).
  • Required amount of Salt.
  • 2 tbsp of Oil.
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups of Water.
To Roast:
  • 1 Cup Rava.
To Temper:
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard Seeds.
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal.
  • 1 Strand of Curry Leaves  or 1/2 tsp Curry leaves Powder.
  • Dry Roast the Rava for 5 to 6 min in High Heat until it slightly changes color or until you get nice aroma from rava.
  • Cut the vegetables into small pieces. If you leave them large they will not cook.
Cut vegetables for rava kichadi

  • In a heated sauce pan add 2 tbsp of oil. Do not skimp on the oil, it makes the upma yummy.
  • Add Mustard seeds let it sputter.
  • Add Urad dal and wait till it changes color.

  • Add Curry leaves/curry leaves powder and let them sputter.
  • Add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add chopped Ginger and Chilis and saute for a minute.
saute onion and chilies

  • Add tomato and cook them until soft
Add tomatoes as well

  • Add Turmeric powder,chili powder,coriander powder and saute till the raw smell dissipates.
Add vegetables and turmeric powder

  • Add the veggies and saute for 2-3 min or until they become soft.
Saute the veggies for 2 min

  • Add water and required salt and let the water boil.
Add required water and salt

  • Reduce the heat to low and add the roasted rava carefully while stirring the mixture.
  • You need to keep stirring while you add the rava to avoid formation of any lumps.
When it boils add roasted rava

  • Cover it with a lid  and cook for 2 min or switch off the flame and cover it for 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Rava Kichadi is ready to be served.
  • Serve it with Chutney or Sambar if required.
rava kichadi ready

How to Make rava kichadi yummiest:
  • Use more oil.
  • Add crunchy veggies you like carrots,beans,peas,cabbage,bell peppers will do.
  • Roast the rava properly until the rava smell comes or rava starts to brown.
  • Water should be boiling while you add the rava otherwise you will end up in lumpy kichadi.
  • Stir in the water while adding rava to avoid any lumps.
  • Adding of chili powder is optional ,It gives a nice kick to the kichadi and make the kichadi yummier.

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Recipe revisiting:updated pictures on 11/26/2014


  1. Looking very delicious. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes from you.

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  2. Very filling, delicious and healthy breakfast, thanks for linking it to the CWS event. Waiting for more delicious and mouthwatering entries from you dear....

  3. I have to make this yummy dish.. good one for breakfast.. Love the colour of your dish..


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