Rava Idli Recipe

Rava Idli Recipe: How to make Soft Rava Idli at Home

What’s Cooking India? Its Rava Dosa’s Sister, Rava Idli😜. Similar to Rava dosa, Rava Idlis are also easy to make. Unlike normal Idli, Rava Idli does not require any overnight fermentation. So you don’t have to wait for a day to make Rava Idli.

If you are undecided what to make for breakfast or what to take in your tiffin? then Rava Dosa or Rava Idli will be a good option. Rava Idli Recipe is given in this post.

Rava Idli was created by Mavalli Tiffin Rooms which is also known as MTR is a popular ready-mix food-related enterprises in India.

During World War II, there was a shortage of rice through which the idlis were made. Then, they experimented with Semolina. And this is how Rava Idli was discovered.

Ingredients Needed for Rava Idli

Rava Idli Preparation
Rava (Semolina / Sooji) 1 Cup
Ghee 2 tbsp
Chana Dal ½ tbsp
Cashew Nuts 1 tbsp
Jeera ¼ tsp
Rai (Mustard seeds) ½ tsp
Ginger (Grated) ¾ tsp
Green Chilies (Chopped) 2 – 3
Curry Leaves 8 – 10
Rava Idli Batter
Coriander leaves ( Chopped) 2 – 3 tbsp
Dahi / Curd (Fresh) ¾ cup
Water ½ Cup
Salt According to your taste
Other Ingredients
ENO (Fruit Salt – Regular) 1 tsp
Split Cashew nuts 8
Oil 1 tsp

Method to prepare Rava Idli Recipe

For Tempering Rava Idli:

  1. Take a small pan. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee on a medium flame. Add 8 split cashew nuts and fry them until they are golden brown. Set them aside for garnishing.
  2. Now in the same pan, add ¼ teaspoon jeera, ½ teaspoon rai, ½ tablespoon chana dal, 1 tablespoon chopped cashew nuts. Saute them until the dal turns light brown in color.
  3. Turn down the heat to the minimum. Now add the 2-3 chopped green chilies, ¾ teaspoon grated ginger along with 8-10 curry leaves. Saute them for another 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Now quickly add 1 cup Rava into the pan. Mix the rava well.
  5. Now on the low flame, saute the rava continuously until it turns slightly aromatic. Do not let the rava turn brown.
  6. Now turn off the gas. Set the pan aside and let the rava cool down.

You could also try our Rava Dosa Recipe and Medu Vada.

How to Prepare Rava Idli Batter:

  1. After the rava has cooled down completely, add it into a mixing bowl.
  2. Now add 2-3 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves, salt, ¾ cup dahi and a ½ cup of water into the bowl.
  3. Mix everything well, until the batter has a uniform consistency. Cover it up and set it aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. After 25 minutes prepare the idli moulds. Grease the mould with oil and place 1 spilt cashew in each mould. Now set them aside.

How to make Rava Idli Recipe:

  1. After 30 minutes, check the rava idli batter. Mix the batter once again. Check the batter consistency and add ¼ to ½ cup of water into the batter if required. The batter should be thick and smooth just like any normal idli batter.
  2. Now prepare the Idli steamer. Add a glassful of water into the Idli steamer. Let it boil.
  3. Meanwhile, add 1 teaspoon of ENO into the batter and gently mix it. Avoid over mixing the batter.
  4. Immediately transfer the batter into the moulds. Place the moulds in the hot idli steamer and let it steam for 12-15 minutes on high flame.
  5. Now remove the moulds from the steamer and allow the idli to cool down for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. After the idli has cooled down, demould the idli with the help of a wet spoon.
  7. Serve this delicious South Indian delicacy with coconut chutney.




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