Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rava Idli-Rava Idli Recipe-How to make Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a very popular South Indian breakfast dish which is very simple to prepare at home. It does not require any elaborate grinding like the traditional idli and can be prepared in a jiffy. Today let us learn how to prepare soft and spongy Rava Idlis by following this simple Rava Idli Recipe.

Rava idli

Rava Idli-Sooji Idli Recipe

Rava Idli-Sooji Idli

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields8 soft Rava Idlis
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Rava (sooji/semolina) -1 cup
   Curd - 1 cup
   Salt as required
   Coriander leaves - handful
   Cashew nuts - 6-7 (break it )
   Carrot -1 (medium size)
   Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard - 1 tsp
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
   Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
   Green chilli - 2 finely chopped
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Curry leaves - few


Chop carrots, ginger, green chilli and coriander leaves finely.

Rava idli recipe


Heat oil in a kadai /pan, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add hing and urad dal.

When dal changes colour, add cashew nuts, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves.

Then add rava and roast it nicely for a few minutes. Do not burn the rava.

Allow it to cool. After it cools, add curd, finely chopped coriander leaves, carrot, baking soda and needed salt. Add water little by little and mix it well without lumps. The consistency of the rava idli batter should be similar to idli batter.The batter should neither be thick nor thin, so adjust water accordingly.

Let the rava idli batter rest for 15-20 minutes.

Pour it on greased idli moulds and steam cook for 10-15 minutes just as you do for normal idlis.

Serve piping hot with tomato chutney or any chutney of your choice.

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  1. Tasty Rava Idlis.. Looks great.. Love the orange hat.. love your creativity..

  2. Wow perfect idli,luks soft and delicious...

  3. Delicious rava idlis. Love the way you have presented them...

  4. Wow!!!! looks very delicious and healthy.

  5. Perfect and healthy breakfast

  6. my son would have absolutely loved this platter as he likes to eat rava idli. and these mr. and mrs idlis are adorable.

  7. Presentation is really very nice...Thanks for sharing,,,

  8. looks really yummy and wonderful presentation

  9. Looks perfect.....well presented

  10. These are one of my favorite breakfasts..

  11. So cute :) i have no idea what this is but the ingredients sound delicious.

  12. Came out really perfect. Best for morning breakfast with a cup if tea.


  13. I love this n looks so cute ...

  14. Rawa idli looks soft, yummy and tempting. I liked your cute presentation.

  15. You've made the plain old rava idlis looks so cute and them

  16. Thats such a cute presentation!!!! Soft, mouthwatering idlis...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Rava idly with cute orange hat awesome perfect Padhu

  18. These are the cutest Rava idlillies that I a have seen

  19. Wow u rock padhu...its the nicest and cutest idli i ever saw...just teach me the ways u presented..i love it...:)

  20. Can I substitute sooji with idli rawa for the same recipe ?

  21. I tried your rava idli recipe for morning breakfast.Came out so good..Since I didn't have baking soda I used baking powder.Is baking powder a substitute for baking soda? Please let me know..Deepa

  22. Just now i tried! Nice recipe.thanks!!!!

  23. Hi! I tried this today. But the idlis are not soft. I didn't put baking soda. I do not know where Iwent wrong..

  24. You have to add baking soda or eno. That is the reason why your idlis are not soft.

  25. Looks yummy.. Can I add baking powder instead of baking soda?

  26. I have not tried adding baking powder, but I think there will not be much difference. You can try and see.

  27. i tried the same procedure, but its very thin / flat,(ubbi / gunda varala), please respond for what could be the mistake

  28. Padmavathi Srinevasan -The curd should be a little sour and baking soda is a must.Probably your batter was too thin. Anyway you will not get like normal idlis but it will be soft and tasty.

  29. Hi Padhu, I had tried this recipe before but every time I prepare this I get a kind of weird taste, may be because of soda, how to avoid that???

  30. Karanth - I have not had this problem before. The reasons for the weird taste of cooking soda or baking soda might be
    1. you have added too much soda.
    2. The product is old stock .
    So buy a good brand next time and try it or you try decreasing the amount of soda bi carb when you prepare next time.

  31. rava idli mix is one of mine best delicious dish.Easy to make and healthy.

  32. Your recipes are very delicious with perfect consistency ..i learnt many recipes through your more & more

  33. Hi the rava idli was amazing thank you

  34. I tried this recipe last Friday, wow it was awesome .

  35. Can you please advise which rava to be used, since there are varieties of rava

  36. Replies
    1. Yes, you can but preferable- a day old curd.

  37. I made rava idly for breakfast filling ur recipe n it came out very well. Thxs.


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