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Grits Khichdi

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

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Rava Kichadi, Semolina Kichdi)

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Grits Khichdi, also known as Rava Kichadi or Semolina Kichdi, is a fusion dish of South Indian and Southern USA. This is easy to prepare and packed with flavor. This recipe combines the goodness of roasted grits or semolina with a variety of vegetables and spices to create a delicious and healthy meal.

To make Grits Khichdi, you'll need roasted grits, onions, green chilies, tomatoes, grated carrots, green peas, turmeric powder, mustard seeds, curry leaves, cilantro, oil, ghee, salt, and water. The ingredients are sauteed and cooked together to form a thick and creamy mixture that is full of flavor and texture.

The dish is best served hot, accompanied by chutney or sambhar. The spicy and tangy flavors of the chutney perfectly complement the mild and creamy flavors of the khichdi, making it a perfect meal for any time of day.

Overall, Grits Khichdi is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for those who want to enjoy a healthy and flavorful meal. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients, this recipe is easy to prepare and sure to become a favorite in any household.

Recipe for Grits Kichadi


  • Grits / Rava (roasted) - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Green Chilies - 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 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 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!

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