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Rava (Semolina)

Also Known As : Sooji


Usage Tips

  1. Rava can be used make pasta, puddings, cereals, couscous, upma, idli, khichdi, halwa and kheer.

Common names and forms

  1. Chiroti Raw
  2. Durum Semolina
  3. Durum Wheat Semolina
  4. Durum Wheat Suji/Rawa
  5. Hard Wheat Semolina / Suji
  6. Premium Semolina
  7. Rava
  8. Roasted Rava
  9. Semolina
  10. Semolina (Rawa)
  11. Semolina (Wheat)
  12. Sooji
  13. Sooji (Semolina)
  14. Sooji Rawa
  15. Suji
  16. Wheat Semolina
  17. White Rawa


Rava is a gritty type of flour made with dried durum wheat. It can be milled to fine medium or coarse texture and is mild yellow in color.

Health benefits

  • Semolina increases bone density and keeps them healthy and strong.(1) 
  • It also prevents heart attacks and improves cardiovascular health.(1)
  • Semolina is rich in selenium that prevents infections and strengthens the immune system.(1)
  • Rava is energy booster. It keeps your body charged throughout the day.(1)
  • It is an excellent source of iron that helps in proper blood circulation.(1)

Selection Guide

While buying rava, check to see whether is made from soft wheat(white) or durum wheat(mild yellow). The one made from soft wheat is preferred for making idli, upma and sweets and durum wheat rava is good for pasta, gnocchi and couscous.


Semolina might be allergic to gluten-intolerant people as it contains high amounts of gluten.(2)

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