Monday, January 5, 2009


Samba rava is nothing but broken wheat is a wholesome food which is good for diabetic persons. We can substitute the diet chart with dishes made of Samba Rava instead of Rotis during dinnertime. Having a one-year-old kid nagging behind me in the kitchen, I am not able to prepare roti and subji every day, hence, I prepare this samba rava kichadi which has also the same nutritious value.


Samba Rava (Broken Wheat Rava) – 1 cup
Vegetables – 1 cup (Beans, carrot, brinjal, potato, cabbage, green peas)
Onions – 1 medium size
Tomato – 1 medium size
Green chilies – 3
Shredded ginger – little
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt – To taste


Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch


· Wash and cut the veggies in small pieces.

· Heat the pressure pan with some little oil, add the seasoning items one by one. Once it is ready, add the curry leaves, shredded ginger, and green chilies. Then add the onions and tomato. When the onions become light brown, add the veggies and necessary salt.

· Then add the Samba rava and water in the proportion of 1:3. Mix well. Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

· Once the pressure is released, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any sambar or chutney. Even pickles go very well with this.


Adlak's tiny world said...

Hey i love yr write ups more than yr recipe... giving useful nutrious tips of the dishes u r posting..

Yr kichadi looks perfect and tempting me to have right now....
(Tell Ramesh this time i have not used the word Yum n yummy ha ha ha..)

sriharivatsan said...

Oh My Dear Manni, you were always the person to comment on my dishes. This time too, you have taken the pride..Thanks dear..Surely, I will pass on the message to my brother..

Premyscakes said...

Samba rava uppuma is the regular dish in our house, We buy atleast 5 kgs when leave india. Looks so yummy.

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks for dropping in Premyscakes..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

upma looks yummmy.. i love it. healthy as well.

Usha said...

Very healthy and nutritious, good one :-)

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Mahimaa and Usha for your lovely comments.

Preety said...

now a days i am trying so many south indian dishes and that's y i bought a big bag of rava from grocery store..adding one more recipe to try ..looks delicious

Jaishree said...

Kichadi looks perfect and tempting...

sriharivatsan said...

Hi Preety and Jaishree

Sanghi said...

Looks great da..! Delicious one! Keep it up!!:)
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Vij said...

Hi ya
This is my first time here.
Sambha rava upma looks lovely! quite a healthy one!

sriharivatsan said...

Hey Sanghi, All your comments are making me to fly in the air..Thanks Madam. Am on the way to your blog now...Catch u dere.