Instant Rava/Sooji Vada


  • 1 cup rava (semolina / sooji)
  • ¾ cup yogurt(curd) (if sour its better)
  • Some Onion finely chopped
  • Some coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Small ginger(adrak), finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillis, finely chopped (optional)
  • 5 curry leaves / kari patta, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • salt to taste
  • water if required, to prepare dough
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Mix sooji/rava with yogurt
  2. Add cumin seeds, green chili, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, onion, and salt.
  3. Mix well to form a dough.
  4. Add extra water or yogurt if required.
  5. Keep the dough covered for 25 minutes, so that the sooji absorbs moisture
  6. Grease both hands with oil and take a ball sized dough.
  7. Flatten and make a hole in the center.
  8. Fry the vadas on medium heat till they turn golden brown from both sides
  9. Serve with hari chutney or coconut chutney