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Rava (Sooji) Puttu

Rava puttu is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina (rava) and grated coconut. It is typically steamed and served with banana or sugar. Serve hot with sliced banana or sugar. Rava puttu is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that can be enjoyed with a variety of side dishes such as kadala curry, coconut chutney, or sambar.

Rawa (Sooji) Puttu

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the delightful and nutritious South Indian breakfast, Rava puttu! Made with semolina and coconut, it pairs perfectly with banana or sugar.


  • Rawa – 1 cup

  • Sugar – 2 to 3 tablespoon or as per taste

  • Coconut gratings – ½ cup

  • Ghee – 1 to 2 teaspoons

  • Cashew Nut – 5

  • Cardamom Powder – a pinch

  • Salt – a pinch


  • In a large bowl, add a pinch of salt to the rawa. Sprinkle some hot water and stir well. Cover an idli plate with a clean thin cloth and spread the rawa on it. Steam it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan and fry the cashew nuts. Transfer the steamed rawa to a bowl and add sugar, coconut gratings, cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts and ghee. Mix well.


  • Add the ingredients to the steamed rawa while it is still warm. This will help the ghee and sugar to blend well with the rawa.
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