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March 28, 2013

Rava Idli With Eno and Curd - Instant Rava Idli With Video

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Rava idli

 In this post lets see how to make Instant Rava idli / Sooji idli /Semolina idli at home with ENO fruit salt and curd/yogurt with step by step photos and Video.
Rava idli ( Suji idli in Hindi/Semolina idli in English) is a popular breakfast recipe in South India. As we all know Rava idli was invented by MTR( Mavalli Tiffin Room) hotel, Karnataka. You can find rava idli in all the hotels. Its so easy to make with simple ingredients. Its an instant South Indian breakfast recipe that helps me when I run short of idli dosa batter. Very recently I started making this  suji idli at home and I have made this several times so far. Sendhil loves this soft and spongy rava idli a lot and I too  started loving it because its so easy to prepare, comes out very soft and spongy and above all it can be made instantly ;)
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 & addition of  ENO fruit salt or cooking soda. Please do not attempt this recipe without curd or Eno/Soda. To make this 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 you liked it. Lets see how to prepare this easy, instant rava idli recipe at home !

Rava idli

Rava Idli recipe - How to make rava idli at home

Rava Idli recipe How to make soft,spongy Rava idli at home - 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 ( use upma rava, not the fine chiroti rava)
  • Fresh curd – 1 cup
  • Plain ENO fruit salt – 1 tsp OR Baking 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
  • Crushed 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)

  • 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 in medium flame without burning the rava.
  • 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. Please adjust it as per your need. But do not make runny batter. 

  • Before making idli, add the eno fruit salt. Eno should be active such that as soon as u add ENO, u should see bubbles as shown in the video. Mix well and make idli immediately.Grease the idli plate and pour the batter.Steam it for 8-10 minutes. Check with the back of a spoon. Remove and enjoy eating hot with coconut chutney or kurma !
  • 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. Lovely clicks..looks delicious..

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

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

  5. looks perfect,love to have them

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

  7. soft and delicious idli's..

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

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

  10. Perfect healthy breakfast..yummy

  11. 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

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

  13. Rava idli looks so soft ,yumm.

  14. Mouthwatering rava idli. Superb presentation.

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  15. Wonderful recipe. I found some heart shaped Idli Plates when am searching for my kitchen appliances and found this product 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 :)

  16. 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

  17. Yesterday I tried this recipe and it came out really well.fluffy n also soft, Thank you Chitra....


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