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instant rava vada served with coconut chutney
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Instant Rava Vada

rava vada is a tasty breakfast or evening snack recipe made with rava ( suji). Its a savory fried snack, popular in south Indian states. Serve the rava vada with chutney or sambar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 vada
Author: Madhavi


  • 1 cup rava / suji/ semolina
  • cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • few curry leaves finely chopped
  • green chili - 2 to 3 finely chopped
  • chopped ginger - ½ tsp
  • cumin seeds - ¾ tsp
  • baking soda - ¼ tsp
  • salt to taste
  • plain curd - ½ cup
  • oil to deep fry the vada
  • water - 1 to 2 tbsps if required


  • finely chop the onion, green chilly, ginger and coriander leaves.
  • In a large bowl combine the rava, chopped onion, green chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, cumin seeds, baking powder and salt. mix well.
  • next add the curd little at a time. you may need slightly less or more curd depending on the quality of your rava.
  • The batter should neither be too runny or hard.
  • mix the batter with your hands until all ingredients are well incorporated. No need to knead the batter.
  • cover with a a plate and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, mix the mixture. If you feel its too thick, add a tables spoon of water to get the right consistency.
  • Grease a parchment paper or a banana leaf with oil.
  • Grease your hands with little oil, take some batter and place it on the banana leaf and flatten them little bit and make a small whole in the center.
  • Deep fry the vada in medium flame until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve the hot, crispy instant rava vada with coconut chutney.