Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rava Idli

Studies find that what you eat for breakfast influences what you eat the rest of the day. So it’s key to choose energy enhancing healthy foods.
This instant Rava idli is so simple, easy and a healthy breakfast, which can be made within minutes. In my house, everybody likes different varieties of idlis. This Rava idli is made on a Sunday morning in my house so that everyone can enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast.This doesn’t require any fermentation.

Rava idli is made using roasted semolina which is mixed with vegetables, curd, baking soda/ eno salt, seasoned with a perfect amount of spices and made into a pouring consistency by adding enough amount of water. It is then steamed in idli molds till perfection and served along with your choice of chutneys.

This is a perfect, filling and a quick breakfast, which will be liked by all and which doesn’t require any soaking, grinding or fermenting. Adding tempering is optional, but it enhances the flavors. Try this out and let me know.
  1. Sooji Rava/ Semolina- 2 Cups
  2. Curd- 1 Cup
  3. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  4. Ginger- 1 tbsp
  5. Chana Dal- 1 tbsp
  6. Urad Dal- 1 tbsp
  7. Curry Leaves- few
  8. Turmeric Powder- 1 Tsp
  9. Baking Soda- 1 Tsp
  10. Salt- as required
  11. Asafoetida- a pinch
  12. Grated Carrot- ¼ Cup
  13. Oil- 1tbsp
  14. Mustard Seeds- 1 tbsp
  15. Roasted Cashewnuts- few
  16. Water- as required
  1. Heat oil, Splutter mustard seeds. Add the chana dal, urad dal, turmeric powder, red chili powder and curry leaves.
  2. Add the semolina and roast till the raw smell disappears and the semolina turns slight golden color.
  3. Switch off the flame and transfer the semolina in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped green chilies and ginger.
  4. Once when it cools down, add the thick curd and mix well. The semolina absorbs the moisture. Add water little by little till it forms a thick batter. Let it rest for some time.
  5. Meanwhile, place the steamer overheat. Grease the idli molds with oil and place a roasted cashew in each mold. Add the baking soda or eno salt in the batter. Give it a nice stir.
  6. Pour into the greased molds and steam for about 10- 15 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot rava idlis along with coconut chutney.


  1. I never made idli from scratch too much work prefer making them from the ready made box ones. my kids love them for dinner :)


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