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rava kichadi

rava kichadi recipe, sooji breakfast

yummy indian kitchen
A quick breakfast made using rava or sooji in spice tempering.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian
Servings 2
Calories 191 kcal


  • 1.5 cup sooji/semolina
  • 3 tbsp oil (any edible oil)
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal / black gram
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • 4 kaju/cashew nuts
  • 8 fresh curry leaves
  • ½ medium size onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 3 cups water
  • some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


Roasting sooji:

  • Take a pan, heat it and add sooji into it.
  • Dry roast sooji on low flame by continuously stirring it.
  • Roast it for a minute or two on low flame and not more than that.

Cooking the kichadi:

  • Take a pan or a wok and heat it.
  • Add oil and heat it.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them pop up.
  • Add urad dal/ black gram into it and saute few seconds.
  • Add slit green chillies, cashewnuts and saute well.
  • Add fresh curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute until onions turn very soft.
  • Add crushed ginger.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste, turmeric powder, mix and cook for a minute.
  • Add water and bring the water to a boil.
  • Add roasted sooji by stirring the sooji in water to avoid lumps.
  • Keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps and until water gets absorbed.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes on low heat.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Give a mix to make the kichadi light and grainy.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Pour ghee (optional) and serve hot with pickle or chutneys.


  • If the kichadi appears dry then adding a little oil while cooking sooji would be sufficient or pouring ghee on the dish while having is also common in South Indian rava breakfast.
  • Since this is a morning breakfast, it is best to keep it simple and healthy without ghee and too much of oil.


Nutrition Facts
rava kichadi recipe, sooji breakfast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.