Monday, 17 December 2012

Rava Idli

Have you made something and felt that even proffessional chefs can't beat this taste? This rava idli was one such moment for me. I have been meaning to make this for some time now. A long time ago I had tried making rava idli and for some reason this batter was very runny and I did not like it much.

When I made Oats Idli, it came out really good. So I decided to try rava idli by the same principles. It was just soft yet porous and grainy with the texture of rava coming thru perfectly. Treat your loved ones with this perfect breakfast and you will have to come and thank me for this recipe :-)


Rava 1.5 cups
Curd 1 cup
Water 1.5 cups
Eno Fruit salt 1.5 tsp
Salt 1 tsp

Mustard 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Split Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Hing a little
Cashews few
Carrot 1 big grated
Green Chilli 1 finely chopped
Ginger a little finely chopped
Curry leaves few finely chopped
Coriander leaves a little finely chopped

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a pan. Add the rava and roast it till a nice aroma comes. Keep aside.

2. In the same pan, add a little oil. Add mustard.

3. When it sputters, add channa dal, urad dal and cashews. Stir till it starts to brown.

4. Then add the carrots, green chilli, ginger, curry leaves, jeera and hing. Mix and cook for a couple of minutes.

5. Add the rava and mix well for a minute or 2.

6. Transfer to a vessel. Add the curd and water and mix well.

7. Add salt and coriander leaves. Mix everything together.

8. Grease an idli plate and keep ready.

9. Add eno to the batter. Mix well and pour into plates and immediately steam for about 10 minutes.

10. Let it cool a little and then take out of the plates. Serve with some chutneys or molaga podi. It actually tasted very good as it is cause it already has a lot of flavours.


  1. looks so yummy and delicious sis.great combo with milaga podi.

  2. If i ran out idli batter, i'll make rava idli immediately,looks prefect.

  3. I simply love this's a family favorite...your's looks soft and porous.

  4. Wat a coincidence. ...Today we too posted rava idli.... Exactly same procedure..... Ur 's is too good n appealing....

  5. perfect idlies dear makes me hungry ;)

  6. fluffy rave idlies dunked in milaga podi equals sheer bliss Roshni.. and i like the addition of carrots

  7. OMG ! Its so soft and fluffy... Love it...

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  9. Tempting idlies. First time your blog am following u .Hope u will follow me back dear.