Chocolate Rava Payasam

Today is the seventh day of Navrathri.

Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of
Kaalaratri. Kaala means time and ratri means deep rest. Deep rest is required for the rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. Kaalaratri signifies deep rest.

Today I made a very simple but a delicious payasam ( kheer) with rava ( semolina/ suji). To make it more appealing and interesting, I added some cocoa powder and made it as chocolate rava kheer:)



Rava ( semolina/ suji) – 1/4th cup
Ghee- 2 tbsps
Milk – 1/2 lit
Sugar – 1/4th cup
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder – 1 tsp
Chopped walnuts – 1 tbsp
Choco chips – 1 tbsp


Roast the rava in a tbsp of ghee till it turns golden.

Add 1 cup of milk. Mix well and let it boil till the rava is cooked well and becomes soft.

Mix the cocoa powder well in 1/4th cup of milk and add it to the cooked rava. Add the rest of the milk, sugar and vanilla essence and mix well. Let it cook on a medium flame for few mins till it becomes thick.

Heat the remaining ghee in a pan. Add the chopped walnuts and sauté till it turns golden.

Garnish the payasam with walnuts and choco chips and serve it warm:)