July 20, 2011

Rava Idli

Some of my friends have been asking for an easy Rava Idli recipe and here it is...This morning I was so lazy to prepare breakfast, and this came to my rescue. There is no need to plan ahead, soak, grind or ferment unlike the regular idli. Within 30 minutes, yummy rava idli is ready...My little girl who doesnt eat rava upma, will happily have this one. Adding carrots and beans  makes it colourful and healthier too. Rava idli can be had for breakfast, with evening tea( if you are really hungry) or for dinner...


Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
Finely chopped Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Thick Curd/yoghurt  - 2 cups
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp (makes idli very fluffy and soft)
Carrot - 1 or 2, grated (optional, but it makes the idli healthier and gives a light orange shade to it)
Coriander leaves - a few, chopped

Yields around 10-12 idlis.


1. Heat a little oil in a pan and add jeera followed by Chana dal and ginger and saute. You may also add chopped cashew nuts if you like. Add Rava and roast till golden. Turn off the stove and let it cool.
2. Add grated carrot, coriander leaves,salt and curd. Add baking soda and mix well and keep aside for 10 mins. You may add finely chopped beans also to this.
3. The idli mix thickens after 10 mins. Add a little more curd or water. The mix should be thicker than regular idli batter.
4. Grease idli moulds with a little oil. Scoop the idli mix into the moulds and steam for 10-15 mins till idlis are cooked.
5. Let it cool for sometime and remove from moulds.

Serve with Onion chutney, Tomato chutney or any other chutney of your choice. Sometimes I just eat it as it is and it tastes good too..


  1. wow they looks awesome, could be a great entry to quick@ easy recipes and Healthy recipes too..can you step ahead and make an entry?

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  2. sure deepthi...thanks for letting me know..

  3. My fav.. Looks perfect and nice clicks..

  4. idlis look great, sure its easy and simple to make..nice one dear..

  5. You are right, these are best for those lazy days. Your idli's have turned out really soft and fluffy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  6. Hi Ramya, Idlis look yummy and healthy too. but i would like to know if we need to use idly rava for this or the usual one is fine. And also would appreciate if you could post some recipes for soups. Thanks.

  7. Hi, I used normal Rava for this...can you please mention your name instead of posting as anonymous :-)

  8. The idlis look very nice. Lovely presentation

  9. Very nice..Luv both the idli and bowl too.


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