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Last Updated : Sep 03,2018

Recipes using Semolina (Rava, Sooji)

Semolina, also known as Rava or sooji, is a coarse flour that is made from Durum wheat and can vary in color from yellow to white depending on the quality of the wheat. Semolina is mainly used for making pasta, different kinds of cereals or desserts in USA and other countries but in India it is used mostly to make savoury dishes.

Breakfast dishes made with Rava

Being one of the staples of Indian cuisine, it is not possible that we won't have innovative breakfast dishes made with it. If you want something quick and made in 10 minutes, there is Vegetable Upma which is basically just slow cooking the semolina with different vegetables in hot water, seasoned with asafoetida, mustard seeds and green chillies, till it cooks properly. If not upma, its also really good ingredient to make savory pancakes with like Rava Chilla, where the semolina is cooked like a pancake on a hot tava and is mixed with spices and finely chopped vegetables. If you are feeling up for making something healthy you can whip up these delicious Oats Rava Palak Dhokla, that will definitely win over your family and don’t even take too much time to make. Rava Dosa, made paper thin and instantly, goes very well with a coconut chutney and a side of sambhar. Rava Pongal is another great south-Indian dish to try that can be had as a breakfast. It consists of rava cooked with yellow moong dal and dry spices and will be liked by all.

Indian Recipes using Rava

When cravings run high for something spicy, crispy and authentically Indian, Spicy Urad Dal Puris is the way to go, a fabulous snack to give you complete Rajasthani feels. The south Indians know how to use rava rightly with their absolutely delicious Instant Rava Appe with a tempering of mustard seeds and hing. Even the gujaratis love adding rava to their food, whether it is a simple Rava Dhokla or a besan and rava based super fluffy Khaman Dhokla.

Rava Desserts

Rava works as a blank canvas and can be made into a savoury or a sweet item, how amazing is that! Our absolute favorite is the melt in the mouth Coconut Sheera with the nuttiness of coconut coming through on every bite you take and all its variations with different ingredients like the seasonal Mango Sheera or the ever favorite Pineapple Sheera. Another famous dessert is Karanji which is mostly made in Maharashtra, and is a deep fried delectable dessert with a coconut and rava filling. If you want to experiment, you can make Rava Cake that is so unique in itself that everyone will be surprised to see how delicious it tastes. Shahi Puran Poli, a sweet roti, grander than the regular sweet roti, with a stuffing of mawa, sugar and semolina is a superb Indian mithai designed to impress.

Snacks made with Rava

There are so many different snacks to party starters that can be made with sooji. If you want something that will last a long time, Namak Para is the best of all. These deep fried diamond shaped pieces of dough made with maida and sooji will be finished in no time! If the purpose is to serve at party, then there is no better starter than Rava Dhokla with Stuffed Schezwan Filling. Rava is also used as a coating for a crispy other coating when deep frying any savory item like this cutlet made for a Cutlet Sandwich or the Baati for Daal Baati Churma.

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Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
14 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
21 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast or
Quick Rava Thalipeeth
Recipe# 42670
10 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, with ingredients readily available at home, the Quick Rava Thalipeeth is a common breakfast recipe in the Saraswat Brahman community. It is kind of similar to Koki of Sindhi and Bhakti of Goan cu ....
Rava Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa
Recipe# 169
04 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
Rava dosa is a delectably crispy dosa that can be prepared instantly, without the need for any fermentation. A traditional tempering and quick mix-in of chopped onions, coriander and green chillies add excellent flavour to a batter made of ready flours and semolina. This dosa is indeed a ....
Palak Methi Muthia
Recipe# 4668
03 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
21 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? you can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option since they do not need reheating. Green chutney balances the not-so-spicy dhoklas.
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
25 Jul 18

by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious Doodhi Muthias. Ingredients like ginger, green chillies ....
Pani Puri, Paani Puri, Golgappa Recipe
Recipe# 2806
22 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp semolina puris filled with sprouts and chilled mint flavoured water make a great snack for a hot summer afternoon. They are known as "golgappas" in northern India and as "poochkas" in West Bengal. When my favourite "panipuriwallah" is serving me these delightful little puris one after the othe ....
Nankhatai, Nan Khatai Biscuit
Recipe# 2534
27 Aug 18

by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth biscuit, with the rich aroma of ghee tinged with spicy notes of cardamom, the Nankhatai is a perfect example of Indian ingenuity. Almond and pistachio powders not only improves the flavour but also makes the Nankhatai more porous, making every bite just melt in your mouth and ....
Rava Vada, Sooji Vada
Recipe# 41937
20 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Vada is a very popular South Indian snack, which has a unique taste and fabulous texture. Moreover, it is very quick and easy because you do not have to prepare a batter. So, you can make this without any fuss when a sudden guest arrives. The se ....
Doodhi Muthia
Recipe# 2752
16 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of flours, with grated bottle gourd and spices, makes the Doodhi Muthias absolutely delightful to bite into, while cooking them in a Microwave oven makes it a really quick and convenient dish to prepare. Top the Doodhi Muthias w ....
Rice and Vegetable Chila
Recipe# 178
14 Aug 18

by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, the modification of some of the ingredients or the addition of veggies can give a very innovative spin to popular recipes. Here, the addition of buttermilk and cabbage has that effect on the traditional chila. The rava and the urad dal flour are essential ingredients that balance th ....
Ragi Upma (  Iron Rich)
Recipe# 39296
10 Aug 18

by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Upma is a great breakfast option when you want to have a healthy yet easy breakfast. Red millet flour, so full of fibre and iron, makes this a super-nutritious dish. So, although the colour of this upma is not so appealing, its nutrient quotient is, making it a must-try. Make sure you serve it ....
Mango Sheera
Recipe# 42594
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Everyone wants to make the most of the mango season because it is the undisputed king of fruits and everybody’s favourite too! Here is another smart way to use this awesome fruit. Add it to the traditional sheera, to make it more interesting and unique. Like any
Methi Makai Dhebra, Tea Time Snack
Recipe# 42183
06 Nov 17

by Tarla Dalal
Dhebra is an Indian bread, popular in Gujarati cuisine. It is made of bajra flour, alone or together with other flours, and is often perked up with different ingredients like spices and herbs. Here is an appetizing Methi Ma ....
Instant Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42028
11 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A couple of readily-available, everyday ingredients come together to make a quick and easy dosa. The Instant Oats Dosa, as the name suggests, does not require you to grind and ferment a batter. Just mix together oats and a couple of other ingredients with curds, throw in some onions, green chilli ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
30 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
Recipe# 42128
07 Jul 18

by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them. The use of besan ....
Spicy Urad Dal Puris
Recipe# 7560
07 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Serve these delicious urad dal puris with sweet pickle and hot tea on a sunny Sunday morning, for a complete Rajasthani ambience. You can also try other puris to enjoy with a cup of hot tea like Khus-khus ki Puri or K ....
Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack
Recipe# 42249
11 Jul 18

by Tarla Dalal
This is a crispy jar snack that is very famous all over India. Para is essentially a diamond-shaped, deep-fried snack made with a plain flour dough. There are both sweet and savoury versions of para. This recipe introduces you to the ....
Farsi Puri
Recipe# 41211
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to ....
Vegetable Upma, Upma Recipe
Recipe# 40643
30 Aug 18

by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Upma is an all-time favourite breakfast or snack that is enjoyed all over India and across the world too, because if its convenience, sumptuousness and enjoyable flavour. This Upma is basically made of semolina cooked with a traditional tempering and an assortment of veggies, which lend th ....
Palak Rava Idli Recipe
Recipe# 42500
19 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An instant idli recipe that requires no soaking and grinding, the Palak Rava Idli is a nice variant of the regular rava idli. It is made with a batter of semolina and curds, perked up with an aromatic tempering, and reinforced with a vibrant spinach paste. A pinch of fruit salt helps to give the ....
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