10 Hearty Rava Recipes You Should Absolutely Try

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Rava, also known as Sooji and Semolina in India, is made up of dried wheat. This fine and granulated rava is used by roasting it first before preparing the recipe or making a batter before cooking it up to make the dish. It is used in making various kinds of dishes, be it spicy or sweet. And truthfully, such recipes are loved by everyone, be it kids or adults. While some Rava recipes are super savory, some are super crispy.

Rava is also used to make items like pasta, baked food, and various other breakfast cereals. It also has many health benefits as it helps with weight gain and is also a rich source of many elements which are essential for our body. It is also low in sodium and fat.

So, here are some of the super crunchy and munchy recipes that you can prepare with rava:


Rava Dishes
Source- Blend With Spices https://www.blendwithspices.com/upma-recipe-south-indian-rava-upma-recipe/

Upma is a very popular and easy-to-make breakfast dish. It is made from roasted rava, tomatoes, onions, peas, and spices. Add curry leaves and green chilies to make it even more flavorful. Serve the upma hot with a cup of tea or coffee.


Source- Carve Your Craving https://www.carveyourcraving.com/uttapam-recipe/

Uttapam is another very healthy and tasty dish for breakfast or even for a meal. It is made using dosa batter, chopped onions, tomatoes, capsicum, and green chilies. For the best taste, serve the uttapam hot with green chutney or coconut chutney.


Source- Envato Elements https://elements.envato.com/semolina-fritters-or-rava-bhajj-or-suji-pakoda-ind-XSSU96G

These Rava Pakodas make for a very popular and delicious option for your evening snacks. The ingredients used to prepare these are chilies, ginger paste, onions, asafoetida, baking soda, and other spices. Also, add a little curd to the batter, which will make the pakoras even tastier.

Rava Appam

Rava Appam
Source- Archana’s Kitchen https://www.archanaskitchen.com/instant-rava-appam-with-vegetables-recipe

Rava appam is prepared using rava batter, vegetables like capsicum, onion, tomato, and spices. They are cooked in a special pan with seven to eight shell shapes filled with the batter. Serve them hot with Sambhar or chutney.

Rava Vada

Rava Vada
Source- Pinterest https://in.pinterest.com/pin/296956169184533764/

Shaped like doughnuts, Rava vada is made using rava, curd, spices, ginger paste, and finely chopped curry leaves. Fry the vadas until they turn golden brown and serve them with coconut chutney or Sambhar.

Rava Idli

Rava Idli
Source- Fun Food Frolic https://www.funfoodfrolic.com/quick-rava-idli/

Rava Idli is a famous South Indian breakfast made using rava batter, curd, baking soda, and other spices. Cashews can also be added to it to make it taste even better. Serve the Idlis with Sambhar or coconut chutney.

Rava Dhokla

Rava Dhokla
Source- Vaishali Kahale https://www.vaishalikahale.com/learn-how-to-make-white-dhokla/

Rava Dhokla is made using rava batter, spices, curry leaves, and topped with curry leaves. These rava dhoklas are steamed in a pot and then served hot with either tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.

Rava Ka Halwa

Rava Ka Halwa
Source- Tasha’s Artisan Foods https://www.tashasartisanfoods.com/blog/sooji-badam-halwa/

Rava Ka Halwa, also known as Sheera, is made using roasted rava, sugar, dry fruits, and water. Enjoy this rava halwa in the morning with any breakfast you like. Serve it hot with garnished dry fruits on top of it.

Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa
Source- Apollo Sugar Clinics https://apollosugar.com/food-fitness/diabetes-recipes/calories-in-rava-dosa/

Rava dosa is made of a rava batter by adding baking soda to make it spongy and soft. Also, you can enjoy these dosas with vegetable masala and chutney or Sambhar as your choice.

Cheese Rava Cutlets

Cheese Rava Cutlets
Source- Fun Food Frolic https://www.funfoodfrolic.com/cheese-rava-cutlet-recipe/

Cheese rava cutlet is made using rava batter in which vegetables and spices are added. The addition of cheese in these cutlets makes them tastier and creamier. Serve these cutlets with green chutney or sauce for the perfect snack!.

So, these were some of the flavourful and delightful recipes that you can make with Rava. It is used in many recipes ranging from spicy Upma to sweet Sheera (Rava ka Halwa). Rava is super healthy to have as it completely supports our metabolism, and hence, it is included in the list of healthy food items.

Rava recipes are mostly super easy to prepare and can be made no time as a fun snack for kids. As the rava recipes are super tasty and healthy, they should be prepared and enjoyed by everyone.

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