Bombay rava

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Uncooked Rava
Rava dosa (Semolina Pancake)- a South Indian dish or breakfast, made with Bombay rava

Bombay Rava or Ravva, is a wheat product and a form of semolina or Rava. Rava is made by grinding husked wheat and is used in south Indian cuisine, such in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, to make Rava dosa, Rava idli, upma, khichdis, and also sweets like Rava Ladoo and Rava halwa also known as Rava Kesari.[1][2]

There is another form of rava known as Chamba Rava, which is an extract of wheat flour, while this "Rava" is an extract of maida flour, hence much finer.[3]


Rava may be described as the residues of milled material, after the flour is ground in a flour mill (Chakki). It is passed through a fine mesh till flour and rava were separated..


Bombay Rava is used in Southern States of India to make upma. It is also used as an ingredient in some varieties of Dosa, especially the Rava Dosa.[3]