I must thank my neighbour for introducing idli rava to me . I dint know that there is something called idli rava until she told me. She used to tell me to try idli rava once but i was hesitant because idli is our staple food and i dint want to take risk using idli rava.Then she gave me some to taste and after that i started making it in my kitchen. Now i am very much comfortable with this idli rava idli.We can make crispy dosas too.U could have tasted this type of idlies in restaurant.But in this method, idli wont be crumbly/coarse like in hotel. First thing i liked in this method is very less soaking time , just 45 mins is sufficient..It takes the soaking time of urad dal. Total process (soaking + grinding) takes 1 hour. But it needs 8 - 15 hrs of fermentation time. I grind the batter in the afternoon ( around 2 pm) & make idlies the next day morning (7 am).The batter will be fermented well.Second good thing is i grind the batter in mixie ( NO grinder cleaning ).I have shared a Full video recipe on how to make these idlis.Please have a look.
People usually don’t grind this idli rava and they add it as it is(after soaking) to the ground urad dal batter. I too tried the same way initially but i felt the idli was very crumbly like rava idli and we dint like that taste. I wanted to bring the same taste as of our normal idli. So i grind the idli rava along with urad dal batter at the end till it becomes slightly coarse. Even then i felt the idli was slightly sticky while eating.I changed the ratio of dal & idli rava , i soaked it together and grind in mixie adding ice cold water. Now i am getting the best idlies out of it. I am very happy with the result and previously my husband used to scold me whenever i prepare idli rava idlies. Nowadays he couldn’t find any difference in the texture and he is eating silently.There is no much difference in the cost of idli rava & idly rice.Try this idli for a change and u’ll start making it often like me..Lets see how to make soft idli and crispy dosa using Idli Rava.
Enjoy this easy Idli recipe for your breakfast !
Here is a picture of Crispy dosa made using the same batter