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5 Best Rava / Semolina Recipes



Delicious yummy recipes can be cooked from rava /sooji also known as semolina. In south of India semolina is an grocery used for breakfasts like upma, dosas , snacks and some mouth watering desserts.  Here is a list of easy rava breakfast /snacks recipes of traditional south India.

5 Best Rava / semolina  Recipes



Rava upma:

This is a common south Indian breakfast. The steaming hot upma served with a cup of coffee is a delicious breakfast or an evening snack. Moreover the cooking is simple and requires short time span.  This famous recipe is now available as packed food in the market. MTR Rava upma mix is the best of all.

Rava upma:

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Procedure:
Take a deep pan and heat in low flame. Add 2 spoons of ghee to the pan. After heating ghee add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, groundnuts, red chilli and curry leaves.

Once the mustard seeds starts to splitter add 2 cups of rava and fry continuously until the rava odour vanishes may be for 6 to 8 minutes.  Add ghee if required.

After frying transfer all the fried ingredients to a clean plate. Now to the same pan add 3 cups of water, salt to taste, one spoon sugar, ginger pieces, green chilli and a pinch of turmeric powder.

Allow the water to boil. To this boiling water add the fried ingredients in the plate. Do not pour rava at once as it forms lumps.  Stir them so that they get mixed with water. Stir continuously to avoid sticking to pan.

Once rava is boiled and absorbed all water switch off the flame.  Squeeze lemon juice and garnish with coconut grates.

Rava Upma is ready to be served with hot coffee/tea.

This is how the traditional upma is cooked. A moderation of upma can be cooked by adding vegetables ( tomato, carrots, peas, potatoes, onion) and cashews before adding rava. The rest procedure remains the same. 


One more tasty breakfast from semolina.  This is an instant Rotti with just a mixture of curd and few of your favourite ingredients. The recipe will be your kid’s all time favorite the as dosa comes out to be colourful. 

Rava Rotti / Rava Dosa



The rava idli recipe resembles the rava dosa kind except for the dough consistency. You have to maintain thick consistency as you pressure cook the idli. 

Rava Idli:


Rava vermicelli a spicy and tangy cook where your kid will have fun with rava noodles. 

Rava Vermicelli:


This is my all time fun snack right from my childhood. After all who will not love these crispy spicy vada/pakodas especially during the cold or rainy evenings?

Rava Vada

All these rava recipes are famous in south of India and cooked in every house may be with few different combinations of ingredients. 

Rava cooked desserts come out to be most delicious and mouth watering. They are usually cooked in festivals or any family gatherings. Watch the space for rava desserts in future posts. 

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