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Grits Khichdi / Rava Kichadi

 Published 2007-Dec-23   Updated 2017-Oct-02

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Rava Kichadi, Semolina Kichdi)

Grits Kichadi

Recipe For Grits or Rava Kichadi


  • Grits / Rava (roasted) - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Green Chilly - 2(minced)
  • Tomato - 1(chopped)
  • Carrot - 1(grated)
  • Green Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
  • Cilantro - handful (chopped)
  • Oil - 1 tblsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 3 cups


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry the curry leaves.
  2. Saute the onions and green chillies until the onions become transparent.
  3. Next add the tomatoes, green peas and grated carrot.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt and let the veggies cook for few minutes.
  5. Now add the water and bring it to a boil.
  6. Next add the grits/ rava slowly little by little stirring continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.
  7. Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally until the grits/rava is completely cooked and absorbs all the water.
  8. Garnish with cilantro. Kichadi is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion


Rava Kichadi
Rava Kichadi without turmeric powder

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Tried... Came out well. Thank u
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great!!! Am glad to hear that..
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Boiled green pea na ?
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You could use fresh or frozen green peas. If you are using dried then soak it before adding.
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Thank You.
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Comment by  Suja Banu
 hi... i dont know whether we want to use roasted rava or ordinary? Thanks!
Reply :-
 Roasted rava tastes better.

Comment by Santhiya Kadiravan
 that was an awesome recipe.. i never expected that this will come out so well that it has become my husband's favorite tiffin now. i also added ginger and garlic in its initial stage and that has also kicked in a new taste for this recipe.try it...thanks Dhalia
Reply :-
 Glad to hear that you liked it. Nice tip. Thanks for sharing!

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-10-02.