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March 28, 2013

Rava Idli Recipe | Sooji Idli - South Indian Breakfast Recipes

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Rava idli

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Rava idli ( Sooji idli/Semolina idli) is an easy, instant, Indian breakfast recipes that helps me whenever I run out of idli dosa batter. Very recently I started making this idli at home and I have made this 3-4 times so far.Sendhil loves this a lot.It comes out very soft and porous.I got this recipe from Aval vikatan’s restaurant style recipes supplementary book.Its cooking procedure is very simple.The softness of this idli lies in the consistency of batter, proportion of curd & ENO fruit salt or cooking soda.Please do not attempt this recipe without curd or Eno/Soda.To make a healthy breakfast recipe, my MIL adds vegetables like grated carrots, cabbage and cooked peas. So I too make this way sometimes. Rava idli tastes the best when served hot with coconut chutney.In some hotels, it is served with kurma. In Karnataka, rava idli is served with sagu or potato masala.Try this simple, easy, Instant rava idli recipe and let me know how u liked it.

Rava idli

Rava Idli recipe

Rava Idli recipe Rava idli - Easy, Instant breakfast recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 8-10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Sooji / Rava – 1 cup
  • Fresh curd – 1 cup
  • ENO fruit salt – 1 tsp OR Cooking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed
To temper
  • Oil – 1.5 tsp
  • Ghee – 1.5 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp ( optional)
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped green chilli – 1-2 nos
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Coriander leaves – few (chopped)
  • Lemon juice – Few drops (optional)

  • Dry roast rava for 5-6 minutes in low flame without changing its color. Set aside.In a wide kadai or cooker base , add oil and ghee. Temper mustard seeds , urad dal, chana dal,Cashews, pepper corns, jeera, Finely chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute well till pepper corns starts to splutter. Add the roasted rava , mix well. If using unroasted rava, roast it for 3-4 minutes in the kadai.
  • Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.After the mixture cools down completely , add the curd, salt, coriander leaves, lemon juice and the required water. Mix well. The consistency of the batter should not be too thick or too thin. It should be pourable like idli batter.The mixture takes 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of water to get the right consistency.

  • Before making idli, add the eno fruit salt. Eno should be active such that as soon as u add ENO, u should see bubbles. Mix well and make idli immediately.Grease the idli plate and pour the batter.Steam it for 8-10 minutes.Remove and enjoy eating hot !
  • Enjoy !
  • Adjust the quantity of water to reach the consistency.
  • If using roasted rava, just mix well with tempered items. No need to roast it again.
  • Please do not attempt this recipe without curd or ENO/Cooking soda. As this is an instant recipe, you should add ENO or soda to achieve softness.
  • You can add grated carrots and cooked peas.
Enjoy Soft, spongy rava idli for breakfast with sambar or chutney !
Rava idli recipe

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  1. Rava idli look so yummy! Perfectly done!!

  2. my kids love rava, and sometimes making idli batter is very tedious... i'm going to try this soon...

  3. It's my fav....looks just perfect

  4. Feel like grabbing the plate..Super delicious idlies :)

  5. wow what an inviting breakfast... wish come to ur place for those plates...

  6. Love this super soft and filling idli,i do quite often whenever i ran out of idli batter..Delicious platter.

  7. Perfect healthy breakfast..yummy

  8. Rava Idli is too nice. It's an traditional reicpe. Since when i was kid my grand parents used to prepare this and feed me. By watching this i got the memories. Thanks for posting such a nice recipe. Great one. Here i came across one place for food. For further assistance. ClicFood

  9. Delicious!! Just made rava idlis or brunch couple of Sundays ago!

  10. Rava idli looks so soft ,yumm.

  11. Mouthwatering rava idli. Superb presentation.

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  12. Wonderful recipe. I found some heart shaped Idli Plates when am searching for my kitchen appliances and found this product http://www.infinityappliances.com/product.php. I tried this recipe with this plates and got great complement from my family.. Kids were enjoyed the shape..

    1. Thanks a lot Priyaa Shekar :) I am glad u all liked it :)

  13. Thanks for this recipes.Last night i tried it it came very yummy and delicious everybody like in my home your recipes.Thanks for sharing this recipes
    Homemade rava idli


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