Rava kichadi

Rava Kichadi is one of the popular tiffin items which is commonly served with coconut chutney and sambar. Today I am serving this with coconut chutney. It is prepared with rava, vermicelli/semiya and vegetables. 

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This week’s blogging marathon theme is Combo Meals. The first dish that I am preparing is the Rava kichadi along with coconut chutney. I love upma and kichadi. It is an one pot comfortable meal which can be prepared quickly. Upma is a generic term and we explicitly say rava upma, cracked wheat upma or semiya upma. Kichadi is prepared with sooji and semiya (in lesser quantity) and it is also loaded with veggies. (Not to confuse with the North Indian Style Kichadi) I am a big fan of saravana bhavan’s Rava Kichadi. Yummmm. I usually order Rava Kichadi every time I go there. Also I like the kichadi they serve in weddings. Rava kichadi and kesari are one of the staple tiffin in Tam-Bram weddings.

Without any delay, here is the recipe, 

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Ingredients:

  • Rava/Ravai/Sooji – 1.5 cups
  • Semiya – 1/2 cup
  • Medium size onion finely chopped – 1
  • Carrots grated –  1
  • Peas – 1/2 cup (I used frozen peas)
  • Green chillies finely chopped – 3
  • Salt – 2 tsp (as per taste)
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsps
  • Urad dhal – 2 tsps
  • Channa dhal – 2 tsps
  • Hing – 1 tsp
  • Cilantro finely chopped – 2 tbsps

Prep work:

  • Dry roast the semiya and rava till they turn light brown.

Steps:

  • Heat the oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal and hing.
  • As they start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add the chopped onions and cook till they are translucent.
  • Now add the veggies (carrots and peas) , salt and turmeric. Cook them for 5 minutes.
  • Now add 4 cups of water and the curd and make sure the curd mixes well. (Check to see if salt is ok)
  • Once the water starts to boil, add the roasted rava-semiya. The key here is to mix while adding them so as to avoid any lumps.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes and then remove the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cilantro and thats it, yummy kichadi is ready.

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Notes:

  • Adjust the green chillies and salt according to your preference.
  • If you don’t have semiya, you can skip or add rava and semiya in 1:1 ratio.
  • Also add veggies of your choice.

You can find the chutney recipe here.

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Rava kichadi
Rava Kichadi is one of the popular tiffin items commonly served with coconut chutney. It is prepared with rava, vermicelli and vegetables.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Rava/Ravai/Sooji - 1.5 cups
  2. Semiya - 1/2 cup
  3. Medium size onion finely chopped - 1
  4. Carrots grated - 1
  5. Peas - 1/2 cup (I used frozen peas)
  6. Green chillies finely chopped - 3
  7. Salt - 2 tsp (as per taste)
  8. Water - 4 cups
  9. Curd - 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Oil - 2 tbsps
  12. Mustard seeds - 2 tsps
  13. Urad dhal - 2 tsps
  14. Channa dhal - 2 tsps
  15. Hing - 1 tsp
  16. Cilantro finely chopped - 2 tbsps
Prep work
  1. Dry roast the semiya and rava till they turn light brown.
Steps
  1. Heat the oil in a pan or kadai.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal and hing.
  3. As they start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies and sauté for a minute.
  4. Now add the chopped onions and cook till they are translucent.
  5. Now add the veggies (carrots and peas) , salt and turmeric. Cook them for 5 minutes.
  6. Now add 4 cups of water and the curd and make sure the curd mixes well. (Check to see if salt is ok)
  7. Once the water starts to boil, add the roasted rava-semiya. The key here is to mix while adding them so as to avoid any lumps.
  8. Cover and cook for 2 minutes and then remove the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the chopped cilantro and thats it, yummy kichadi is ready.
Notes
  1. Adjust the green chillies and salt according to your preference.
  2. If you don’t have semiya, you can skip or add rava and semiya in 1:1 ratio.
  3. Also add veggies of your choice.
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