Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vegetable Rava Upma/Rava Kichadi Recipe

Rava upma/kichadi is a popular breakfast recipe in south India is prepared with semolina/rava, vegetables and spices. Rava upma is served with coconut chutney and sambar as a breakfast  in most of the south Indian restaurants and hotels.Some prefer to have rava upma topped with sugar or spicy dosa powder. Rava upma is a simple dish to prepare when unexpected guests arrive during breakfast or dinner. Try this simple Rava upma/kichadi recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Semolina(Rava)                   200 gm
Onion chopped                    2 no (medium size)
Tomato chopped                 1 no (big size)
Bengal gram                         1 tsp
Mustard seeds                      1/4 tsp
Green chillies chopped           2 nos
Chopped ginger                     1 inch size
Cut mixed vegetables             100 gm
Chilli powder                          1/2 tsp
Curry leaves                            few
Coriander leaves                     1 sprig
Salt                                         to taste
Oil                                          1/2 tbsp
Ghee                                      1/2 tbsp
Water                                     400 ml


1. Heat a thick bottom kadai and roast semolina/rava for a minute. Keep aside and let it cool down.
2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, bengal gram.
3. Add chopped onion and green chillies when bengal gram colour slightly changes. Fry in a slow fire till onion is translucent.
4. Add chopped ginger, tomato, chilli powder, curry leaves, coriander leaves, mixed vegetables, salt and continue frying in a slow fire 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Add water and bring to boil.
6. Add roasted rava while stirring simultaneously to avoid lumps.Stir continuously till rava is cooked and becomes semi solid.
7. Remove from heat, add ghee and mix well. Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.


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