Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 3 Persons


  • 2 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1½ cup rava / semolina / suji (fine)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp pepper (crushed)
  • ½ tsp pepper (crushed)
  • few curry leaves (chopped)
  • 2 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • oil (for frying)

Directions For Making Rava Vada

  1. Firstly, in a large kadai take 2 cup water, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp oil.
  2. Mix well and get to a boil.
  3. Once the water starts to boil, add 1½ cup rava stirring continuously.
  4. Keep stirring until the rava absorbs the water.
  5. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until the rava is cooked well.
  6. Transfer the cooked rava to a large bowl.
  7. Also add 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp pepper, few curry leaves, 2 chilli, 2 tbsp coriander and 2 tbsp lemon juice.
  8. Mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  9. Now grease hand with oil and pinch a large ball sized mixture.
  10. Roll and flatten slightly, also make a hole in the centre.
  11. Deep fry the vada in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
  12. Stir occasionally, until the vada turns golden brown and crisp.
  13. Drain off to remove excess oil.
  14. Finally, enjoy rava vada with tomato sauce or chutney.

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