Monday, November 19, 2007

Rava (Semolina) Rotti

Rave or Rava is also known as Semolina. We get rava from durum wheat. We get rava in different sizes. They also called as bansi rava, chiroti rava and the normal upma rava.
Rava/Semolina/Suji as it is called in different parts of India. We do use rava and cook many dishes. It is loaded with healthy sources.

Lets see some benefits of having Rava/ Semolina in our diet.
Rava is digested slowly and is ideal for people who wish to reduce their weight. It is good for people who suffer from blood sugar problems. Rava is low in fat and high in carbohydrates and it helps to boost energy. It is low in sodium and cholesterol and high fiber content. It is considered as a balanced diet. It contain less saturated fats and zero trans fatty acid. It has a rich source of Vitamin B complex and Vitamin E. It contain minerals like potassium, phosphorus and magnesium helps us for good functions of kidney and heart functions., body metabolize energy and for good healthy muscles, nerves and bones. It has calcium and it helps to keep strong bones, and zinc helps us in our immune system.
I have used medium size rava, onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves and little Mangalore Cucumber/Sambar cucumber.


Samolina: 2 cups
Yogurt/Curd/ Dahi : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.
Onions : 2 to 3
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mangalore Cucumber : 1 small cup (grated)
Green chilly : 2
Curry leaves : Handful
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Water : Required
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves,onions and gree chilly.
2  Wash and remove the outer skin of Mangalore Southe kai and grate it nicely.  Grate coconut and keep it aside.

3. Take a big bowl and add Rava, grated cucumber, coconut, cut green chilly, curry leaves,  onions and coriander leaves.
 4. Add salt. Add 1/2 cup of curd/dahi and required water. Mix it nicely and leave it for 10 minutes. ( little thicker than idli dough).

5  Now keep a dosa pan on the fire. Heat and sprinkle oil.
6. Take a handful of prepared dough and spread it evenly on the dosa pan. Add little oil.

7. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on low and medium flame. Turn the other side of rotti and cook for another 2 minutes.

8. Remove from the pan and serve hot rotti with ghee and the side dish you have prepared.

Note :

The dough should be thicker than idli dough. You should be able to take handful of dough.  It should not be watery either. Adding more oil is optional. You can use chiroti rava instead of medium size rava. Adding more chilly is also optional.
Time : 20 to 30 minutes
Serves : 2 to 3


  1. Hi Nalini Aunty,

    Can we use upma rava for this receipe. Also should we use sour yogurt or normal yogurt?

    Waiting to try this out.


  2. Hello Hamsa
    Upma rava will be fine ..normal yogurt is good .to use..just 1 ir 2 tablespoons of curd and add required water...