Rava Idli

About this recipe: This is a great idli recipe to have on hand for last-minute guests. Serve these idlis hot with ghee on top and chutney or Milagai powder on the side.

Susmita Washington, United States

Ingredients

Serves: 2 

  • 1 cup sooji rava, medium grind (semolina)
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 pinch soda bicarbonate
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 green chili, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • For Tadka/popu/tempering
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (skinned split black lentils)
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard (rai) seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (kadipatta)

Directions

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Mix sooji, buttermilk, and salt. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. For tadka, heat oil in a small frying pan. Add urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Then add onions and green chillis. Fry till onions are golden brown. Cool the onions slightly and add to the sooji rava batter. Add coriander leaves to the batter. Add the soda bicarb to the batter just before steaming.
  3. Grease idli plates. Add batter to the wells and steam 10 – 15 minutes till idlis are cooked. Serve immediately.
  4. Note: You can add any vegetables you like to the rava idlis. Grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, green peas, grated coconut all work well.

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