Bombay rava

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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. Rava is made by grinding husked wheat and is used in Indian cuisine 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 India to make upma. It is also used as an ingredient in some varieties of dosa, especially the rava dosa.[3]


  1. ^ Ravva kesari / Sheera Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Rava Ladoo receipe
  3. ^ a b "Rava Dosa Receipe". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2009.