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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Idli Rawa(Rice semolina) Kichadi


Idli rawa(Rice semolina or coarsely grinded rice) is used as a subsitute for rice in Idli making, mostly used in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ingredients:
Idli Rawa - 1 cup
Onions - 1, medium sized, chopped
Tomatoes - 1, medium sized, chopped
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup, cut into small florets
Broccli - 1/2 cup, cut into small florets
Carrot - finely chopped - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 4-5, cut into pieces
Curry leaves - few
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
bay leaf - 1 small piece
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Coriander leaves - few, chopped
Salt to taste
Ghee / Oil - 1-2 tablespoons

Method:
Soak idli rawa in 2-3 cups of water for an hour. They will pluff up and become soft.

Note:
If it is too dry, sprinkle some water and keep aside, until they become soft, or if excess water is there, drain it.

Boil 2 cups of water, and add cauliflower and broccli florets in it and keep aside for 15 minutes. This will kill if any worms present in them. Wash them and drain water.



Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.

Then add fennel seeds, onions, curry leaves, green chillies and fry until onions turn golden brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes off.

Then add all the vegetables and fry for 5-10 minutes.

Lower the flame, add idli rawa, salt to taste and mix well. Cook it covered for 10-15 mintues stirring now and then.

Note:
If rawa is too dry, sprinkle some water and mix well.
Contents can be transfered to a microwave container and cooked for 5-10 minutes.


I missed to click the final output in my camera. The above picture was taken in mobile, so not that good quality:(

Once rawa is soft and veggies are cooked, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any spicy chutney.


Cooking time - 30 minutes.
Serves 2-3 persons.

22 Comments:

notyet100 said...

hi van,..this is somethin totally new for me,..thnks for sharin,..looks healthy.too,..i am sure advay will like this

Cooking Station said...

I make similar upma from home made rice rawa..but using idli rawa is a neat idea! less hassle in making rawa..

Cham said...

I too made idli rava kichidi :) But looks like u made it very differently! But still yummy with camera pict :)

SriLekha said...

yummy kichadi vani.. kalakurey...

Maheswari said...

I love rava uppuma.Soaking rava is new to me.I guess i am using "bombay rava" , thats what we call it.We just fry them before mixing it with veggies..Your version is so delicious..

Ramya Bala said...

Wow recipe dear...Another new recipe

Priti said...

Hey nice one..I too make rava upma same way sometimes just excluding brocoli and fennel seeds. It taste good. But never thought of doing with idli rawa!!
Somehow I don't like idli's made of idli rawa!!
And ya try the same thing with semiya...it will taste yummy..

Madhavi said...

Awesome recipe Vani, mouthwatering entry!!!

sowmya said...

nice one with idli rava...you gav e me a good idea to use idli rava

Jil Jil said...

new recipe for me..... ella state specials im pottu kalakureenga...

rekhas kitchen said...

hey new recipr for me i never made upma or any thing (ex idli)with idli rava will sure try this one

Andhra Flavors said...

nice recipe with idly ravva and wonderful breakfast idea.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

this is a new way of making . looks nice

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

this is a new way of making . looks nice

Sagari said...

soaking rava is a nice idea ,very good recipe ,love it

Shreya said...

hi, never tried upma with idli rava. use of vegetables with it is really healthy. Nice recipe...

Medhaa said...

Hi this is very interesting. Should try it. Thanks for sharing

easycrafts said...

And i thought idli rava is meant to make idlis only...bookmarking this, thanks

Suma Rajesh said...

interesting and perfect breakfast...ur potato and shrimp is also mouthwatering..hope i get a bowl of tht with a cup of rice....deliicous

Vidhya said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe vani, Looks delicious. BTW i have replied your mail. just check it.

Illatharasi said...

@ Thanks Priyanka, yeah Advay will like this... try :)

@ Thanks Laks, yes, easy, no need of grinding rice ;)

@ Thanks Cham, I checked your recipe too, will try that:)

@ Thanks Srilekha, ungala vidava kalkuren ?;)

@ Thanks Mahes, I too like normal rawa upma with spicy chutney ;)

@ Thanks Ramya, wlcome back after the vacation!

@ Thanks Priti, I too dont like idli's made of this rawa. That's y doing something different ;)

@ Thanks Madhavi & Sowmi, try this!

@ Thanks Jil Jil, konja states thanga;)

@ Thanks Rekha, And-Flav, Veg-Plat, Shreya, Sagari, Medhaa, for your encouraging comments:)

@ Thanks EC, try and let me know:)

@ Thanks Suma, sure you can get a bowl, let me know when you need it ;)

@ Thanks Vidhya:) I got your email, thanks for the quick response:)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Your idli rava khichdi is a novel idea, looks great and seems healthy too.
I am trying it right away :)
Thanks .