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Thakali Rava Kichadi

Thakali Rava Kichadi is similar to the regular Rava Kichadi, with more tomatoes added. It tastes tangier and an easy quick one pot meal.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
Dish Type Upma Varieties
Author Srivalli


For the Tempering

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Channa Dal
  • 5 nos Cashews
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • leaves Curry handful

For the Kichadi

  • 1 cup Semolina / Rava
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables Carrot, Potatoes, Peas and Beans
  • 1 medium Onions
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • 4 long Green Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves handful
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Ghee
  • 2.5 cups Water


  • Chop all vegetables, microwave for 10 mins
  • Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tsp of ghee, roast the Rava till done, takes a couple of minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  • Heat the same pan with the oil. Temper with Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal, Channa Dal and Cashew Nuts along with curry leaves.
  • After a minute, add the finely chopped onions and sauté till they are pink. The onions should not be browned for upma or Khichdi.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes, add salt and turmeric for the tomatoes to turn mushy.
  • Next, add cooked vegetables, saute on high.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer and slowly add the rava and mix well. Add the ghee on the sides and cook with lid covered for 10 mins. Fluff in between.
  • 2.5 cups of water make this the right texture. If you want it to be gooier, add an extra half cup of water.
  • Serve with pickle or chutney
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