7 Tempting Rava Snacks To Satisfy Your Late-Night Cravings
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Rava or sooji is a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine. It is used in making several iconic recipes, such as sheera, dosa, idli, and upma. Rava is made by grinding durum wheat into coarse granules. This wheat durum is packed with proteins and minerals, making it an excellent companion for weight loss journeys.

Because of its nutritional value, it can also be a perfect snack to curb your late-night cravings without making it a guilty pleasure. Snacks made with rava are light on the stomach, extremely satisfying, and can be made with just a few preparations in no time.

The best part is that you can make these snacks totally oil-free through conventional cooking methods and enhance their nutritional profile. Try making these easy recipes if you are craving something delicious late at night or want a snack to pair with your binge movie sessions.

7 Rava-Based Snacks For Late-Night Cravings

1) Rava Balls

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Rava Balls contain all the warming spices, making every bite a treat for taste buds. To make this snack, rava is first dry-roasted until golden brown and cooked with water until a dough forms. Then it is mixed with onion, ginger and spices, formed into balls and steamed for 10-12 minutes. The balls are then tempered with mustard seeds, cumin, dal, curry leaves, and spices and tossed in cilantro and lime juice.

2) Rava Fingers

This healthy take on potato fingers is just as good as the original. Rava Fingers are made by roasting rava till golden and then cooked in water to form a dough. This dough is then flattened onto a tray, cut into long fingers and air-fried till crispy. The fingers are seasoned with spices and salt and served hot with ketchup.

3) Stuffed Rava Bonda

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What's better than a soothing aloo bonda that you can eat as much as you like? Making aloo bonda with rava is a perfect combination that can fulfil your hunger in just 1-2 servings. Just form rava dough like the above recipes and stuff it with prepared aloo masala. Then, seal the balls and air fry them to crispy golden perfection.

4) Rava Paniyaram

Paniyaram or appe is the easiest recipe you can make with rava. Just make a thick batter with rava and let it soak for a few minutes. Add some chopped onions, coriander, tomatoes, chillies, and spices and make a flavourful paniyaram batter. Fill this batter into appe moulds and cook for a few minutes from all sides. Serve it hot and enjoy.

5) Rava Pakora

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These crispy fritters made with rava give a delightful crispy feeling for instant gratification. Start by adding chopped onions, chillies, coriander, curry leaves, cumin, yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, asafoetida and salt to rava. Make a thick batter by adding water and let it set for a few minutes. Make its pakoras and fry in the air fryer until it turn crispy golden.

6) Rava Veggie Cubes

This snack contains the goodness of veggies you need to boost your energy levels and have a restful and undisturbed sleep. Mix all your choice of diced vegetables and seasonings in rava dough and flatten it onto a tray. Cut equal-sized cubes and air fry them to make a light and crispy snack.

7) Rava Cutlet

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This recipe also uses the same rava dough made by cooking rava with water until it thickens. You can add all the veggies, such as carrots, peas, onions, and bell peppers, and also include some chopped garlic and ginger for more flavour. Form flat patties with this dough, cover with slurry and breadcrumbs, and air fry till it turns crispy on all sides.

All of these rava-based snacks are deliciously good for satisfying late-night hunger pangs. With simple and straightforward preparations, these no-mess recipes will add more fun to nighttime snacking while keeping health in check.