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Rava Idli

Rava Idli  (semolina idli) is an instant and easy fix for breakfast, as there is no soaking,grinding or fermentation.This is a specialty of Karnataka and part of the menu in Udupi restaurants. It is healthy and quite filling and tastes delicious with chutney and sambar.

Rava or Semolina- 2 cup
Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Carrot- 1 medium
Chana Dal- 2 tsp
Urad Dal- 2 tsp
Chopped ginger- 1 tsp
Green chilly- 2
asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Baking soda- a pinch
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Oil- 2 tsp

Dry roast rava till it attains a nice aroma. Allow to cool a minute and soak for half an hour in 2 1/2 cups of water.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add chana dal and fry for a minute, followed by urud dal, ginger, chilly, curry leaves and asafoetida and chopped carrot and fry for a minute. Allow this to cool.
Add yogurt into the soaked rava along with this fried mixture. Do not add much water. The consistency should be a little more thick than idli batter.Add salt and baking soda and pour into greased idli maker dish and steam for 8-10 minutes. To check whether it is cooked wet the tip of your finger and gently touch the idli. If it does not stick to your finger then it is done. Serve warm with chutney or sambar.

Try this..
Hope you will enjoy..


  1. Wow! This sounds easy n yum! Thank u so much for sharing :)

  2. Hey,

    Yummy,colourful and softttttttt idlis...yumm yumm...:)


  3. Quick and delicious breakfast

  4. Suja,I am in love with the word,,"idli" be it rava,rice or oats,I am a die hard fan of idli's as a matter of fact even though I am a north Indian I always craved for all the food from south :)I make these but never used carrots,the carrot adds more character to the idli with its vibrant color. Love the sambar too...*drools*

  5. Thanks for sharing this rava idli which looks not only delicious but also easy to prepare. As usual the clicks look great.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Perfect rava idlis..soft n craving for some now :(

    US Masala

  7. Healthy and yummy breakfast, looks great!

  8. loved the recipe with carrots.. nice!

  9. Adipoli..i remember my Blore days seeing this chechi...Nice yummy idlis..

  10. Hmmm, soft, yummy and fluffy idli's .

  11. Rava idli and sambar is like comfort food for me. Looks yumm.

  12. thay are my favourite..
    Soft and fluffy..

  13. Super yummy soft and flavorful rava idlis,one of my favs.

  14. wow...delicious and perfect idlis.......yum yum yum!

  15. never tried this before but looks delicious will try soon

  16. Lovely idlies.. perfect meal. This is my fav too.. i am too much tempted.

  17. Njan ethu kure naalayi try cheyyannamenne vicharikunnu..Ethe vare nadanilla..This looks so colorful and delicious..

  18. Soft idlies looks absolutely cute, would love with coconut chutney..

  19. Never seen such beautiful rava idlies , looks so yummy

  20. delicious rava idly with veggie, yumm

  21. റവ ഇഡ്ലി കൊള്ളാല്ലൊ...!
    ഞങ്ങളും ഉണ്ടാക്കി നോക്കട്ടേട്ടൊ..

  22. idlis look so soft and nice suja and very easy to make. Will try this one soon.

  23. Orikkal Undakki Dhayaneeyami Parajayapetta case aanu Rava Idli!!!

    But..........Ethu try cheythitte pinnethe kariyam ullu...Idlis are looking so nice , Sambar kanddittu Kothi sahikkan Vayye!!!
    Well done Suja!!!!

  24. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)


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