Rawa Semiya Khichadi

Rawa Semiya Kichadi is a popular South Indian dish made with roasted vermicelli (semiya), vegetables, and spices. It is typically served as a breakfast or evening snack. Enjoy your Rawa Semiya Kichadi with coconut chutney or sambar for a complete meal.

Rawa Semiya Khichadi

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the flavorful Rawa Semiya Kichadi, a traditional South Indian dish prepared with roasted vermicelli, veggies, and spices. Perfect for breakfast or snack time, pair it with coconut chutney or sambar for a satisfying meal.


  • 1 tablespoon ghee

  • 1 cup rawa

  • 1 cup vermicelli

  • 1 big onion

  • 4 green chillies

  • 1 small tomato

  • 1 cup mixed vegetables cut into small pieces (carrot, beans, green peas, capsicum)

  • a small piece of ginger

  • 4 garlic pearls

  • For seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

  • 2 teaspoons Bengal gram dal

  • 1 small size Bay Leaf

  • 2 cloves 1small size cinnamon stick

  • 1 cardamom whole

  • Few cashew nuts

  • 4 to 5 tablespoon oil

  • 1 spring curry leaves

  • Fresh coriander leaves – few

  • a pinch of turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt or as per taste


  • Begin by lightly toasting the rawa and vermicelli in a tablespoon of ghee over medium heat until they acquire a subtle change in color. Once done, set them aside.
  • Prepare your vegetables by slicing the onion lengthwise and dicing the tomato into small pieces. Split the green chillies and finely chop both garlic and ginger. Alternatively, you can also use ready-made ginger-garlic paste.
  • In a kadai, heat the oil and add mustard. Once the mustard seeds start crackling, introduce bengal gram dal, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cardamom. Sauté these ingredients briefly to release their flavors.
  • Next, toss in cashew nuts, but be careful to only fry them for a few seconds to avoid burning.
  • Now, add the sliced onions, split green chillies, and curry leaves, and sauté them for about two minutes, or until the onions turn translucent.
  • Introduce either the finely chopped ginger and garlic or the ginger-garlic paste, and cook until the raw aroma dissipates.
  • At this point, add the diced tomatoes and give the mixture a good stir, allowing the tomatoes to soften.
  • Proceed by adding the chopped vegetables, blending them well with the rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt over the vegetable mix, and pour in a bit of water (about half a cup), just enough to cover the vegetables.
  • Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook on medium heat until the vegetables are tender.
  • Now, pour in 5 to 5.5 cups of preferably hot water and bring the mixture to a boil. As it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and gradually add the previously toasted rawa and vermicelli, stirring continuously to prevent clumping.
  • Cover the kadai again and simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rawa and vermicelli soften and absorb all the water.
  • Once done, turn off the heat, sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves for garnish, and then remove the kadai from the stove. Enjoy your flavorful and hearty dish!

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  1. Niranjana

    Hi Kamala, Just a quick question…cardamom or cinnamon which one should i use for this recipe? the ingredient list mentions cardamom but the method mentions cinnamon…

    • Hi Niranjana,

      You have to add both cardamom and cinnamon stick. It is omiited in the ingredients list and now I have added. Thank you for bringing it to my notice.

  2. Dear Mam,

    Good morning.I tried your recipe for my breakfast.really came out so good. I read your instruction very perfectly. Thank you so much.

  3. One more thing mam ,I did coconut chutny as a side dish.rather than that ,what can I prepare ?

  4. Hi Kamala,

    All your recepies of Semiya are good, in few varieties you had specified Rawa as ingredient. Is it Idly rawa or bombai rawa?


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