Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wheat Rava Khichdi/Dahlia Upma

Dear Foodies,

My mother's entry to Pavani's WBB # 4 event this fortnight
and also to Anthony's Curry Mela :-)
( This pic is a bit blurred, will try putting up a better one soon)

Here comes another wonderful tiffin recipe from my mother. Its a really healthy and very tasty breakfast recipe. Though the recipe is very similar to the usual upma recipe, the taste is distinctly unique. I for one have always hated the normal upma made from rava/sooji. Whenever my mother made it, she had to make something else for me or I would'nt eat. But this was restricted to rava upma alone,I just love this wheat rava khichdi.

I have'nt tried making this upma here, and when my mother sent me the recipe with the pictures, I knew it had to be sent to the WBB event. So here goes the recipe for wheat rava 'Khichdi',

Wheat rava khichdi(Dahlia)


  • 3 cups - Wheat rava (dahlia)
  • 1 nos - Onion, sliced
  • 1 nos - carrot, julienned/grated
  • 5 nos - Green chilles, slit across the length
  • 2 nos - Red chillies
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 4 Tbsp - Oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds and Channa Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  1. In a pan/cooker, heat the oil, and let the mustard seeds splutter, then add the channa dal, chillies, curry leaves and onions. Saute till the onions turn transparent.
  2. Add the carrots, saute for a while and add 6 cups of water (rava-water ratio is 1:2).
  3. As the water begins to boil, add the salt and then slowly stir in the Rava, avoiding any lumps.
  4. Steam cook the upma for 5-8 mins if using the cooker or cover the pan with a lid and cook for the same amount of time.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot :-) I just love it with some ginger or tomato pickle and thick curd ;-)
  • You can add vegetables of your liking to the upma. Eg: peas, tomato, potato.
Here is another variation (with better photos).

8 thoughts:

Sudha said... looks so yummy..thanks for sharing..

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Priya,
Wheat rava is very nutritious and healthy.. I used to do this upma too with veggies..

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FH said...

Ooh! Looks like Uppittu we make with rava and I love it!! Thank you and your mom too!!

Vaishali said...

Priya, I too make this Upma. With the same procedure in a pressure cooker. Great to see it here. You have a sweet mother.

Menu Today said...

Hi Priya,
I like to have "Wheat Rava Upma with" banana!!!!!!Thanks to your mom..

Anonymous said...

Hi priya

very nice website and nice recipes...
do u wanna link exchange with my blog. leave me a comment if u do.

Anonymous said...

hi priya
nice dish. looks like u admire ur mother a lot

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