Rava Idli - ರವೆ ಇಡ್ಲಿ

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 2 people / 12 idlis
You will need:
  1. Semolina/Rava/Sooji/ರವೆ: 1 cup
  2. Green Peas (optional): 1/4 cup
  3. Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  4. Curry leaves: 3-4 nos.
  5. Green chillies: 3-4 nos. 
  6. Coriander
  7. Chana Dal: 1/2 tsp
  8. Urad Dal: 1/2 tsp
  9. Cashews: 5-6 - broken into pieces
  10. Yogurt: 2 tbsp
  11. Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
  12. Asafoetida / Hing
  13. Cooking Oil: 1/2 tbsp
  14. Water
  15. Salt

To cook:
  • Heat oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds and hing.
  • Then add the chana dal, urad dal and cashews and saute until golden brown
  • Then add the green peas, green chillies and curry leaves. 
  • Now add the rava and mix well. Take it off the stove. The rava only needs to be warm and does not need to be roasted.
  • Let the rava mixture cool and then transfer into a bowl.
  • Add yogurt and baking soda and stir for approx 2 minutes or until you see the batter rising. 
  • Add a little more baking soda if you want really fluffy idlis.
  • Add some water to get a smooth batter. 
  • Now add the coriander leaves and salt and mix well.  
  • Apply oil to the idli stand and pour the batter. 
  • Let it cook for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney!


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