Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a specialty breakfast item  from the southern state of India "Karnataka",  which is a nice variation to the regular Idlis. When served hot with a drop of ghee drizzled ,there is nothing to beat this.

Prep Time: 45 mins
Rava/Semolina: 2 cups
Yogurt: 1 1/2 cups
Eno Fruit salt: 1 tablespoon

Ginger (chopped): 1 teaspoon
Green chillies (chopped): 3-4
Grated carrots: 1/4 cup
Hing/Asofoetida: a pinch
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Urad dal: 1 teaspoon
Dried red chillies: 2-3
Curry leaves: few
Cilantro (optional): 2 sprigs
Salt to taste

*   The basic tempering can be changed to your liking. Some people also like to add a teaspoon of chana dal and even few chopped tomatoes.
Mix the rava with the yogurt nicely and keep aside for 15-20 mins. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan, add hing, splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal, dried red chillies, curry leaves. Add the chopped chillies, ginger and  grated carrot. Stir for 2-3 mins. Turn off the heat and mix well. Add salt and the pan mixture into the rava-yogurt batter. Mix well. Add the eno fruit salt in the end. It will fizz up. Give a thorough mix before the batter settles down. Scoop into the Idli moulds. Steam in the idli cooker for about 15 mins. 

Take them out once slightly cooled. Enjoy it plain or with any chutney on the side.


  1. Wow perfect osft idlis out there....pass on the plate I luv rava idlis :)

  2. rava idli looks yummy and a superb mouthwatering click : )


  3. I love this...Cool clicks dearies...

  4. I know what I am having for B'fast tomorrow :) Looks gorgeous ! Lovely Clicks.


  5. Really tempting rava idlis..Bookmarked to try!! Did you use idli rava for this recipe?

  6. Love this rawa idlis anytime ... this looks so damn perfect

  7. LOoks really yumm...I love them wid potato sagu

  8. love rawa idlis and often make them for dinner. yours look perfect just the way we get in the restaurants. lovely and fluffy.

  9. Mouthwatering Idlis!! Want to grab that plate with idlis and mint chutney rightaway.

  10. I love rava idlis and yours look perfect!

  11. Mouth watering ,bookmarking this one

  12. soft and delicious idli

  13. @yummyteam We used the normal rava for this dish..

  14. I love this with potato curry. Perfectly made.

  15. Wow mouthwatering rava idli.. this is my one of my fav one and it looks damn perfect.

  16. A doubt about the eno fruit salt used. the ones i have seen is either lemon, mosambi or orange flavoured. which one should i use for this recipe? i dont know, whether we get unflavored eno. pls guide.

  17. Instead of the eno fruit salt is there any other alternative?

  18. @Anonymous: So sorry about the delayed response. Well, we used the lemon flavored eno fruit salt since we had that available at home. It didn't bring any significant difference in the taste. We don't know/tried any other alternative.


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