Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rava Idli

      Idly is considered as the most delicious south Indian dishes to taste. Normally Idlis are prepared in many kinds and many varieties.These are served as 2 for a plate with a cup of chutney and sambar.Normally Idlis are prepared with a batter which is marinated for 5-6 hours but this is a kind of Idli that can be prepared instantly.Very delicious and quick and named as Rava Idli or Perugu Idli. 


  • Bombay rava (sooji coarse) : 1 cup 
  • Curd / yogurt : 2 cups
  • Oil : 1 tbspn
  • Mustard : 1 tspn
  • Jeera : 1 tspn
  • Red chillies : 2
  • Cashews : 10
  • Curry leaves : 10
  • asefoetida : pinch
  • Salt : as required
  • Cooking soda : 1/4 tspn
  1. Fry rava in 1/2 tbspn of oil lightly on a low flame till the raw smell goes.
  2. Heat remaining oil in a pan , fry all the spices along with curry leaves , asefoetida and cashew nut till their color lightly changed.
  3. Take a bowl ,add roasted rava , curd ,  all the seasonings and salt. Mix well and keep it aside for 30 mins (marinate it).
  4. Before adding the batter to the idly plates add cooking soda to the batter and mix well.
  5. Take laddle ( big spoon/garita) full of batter and fill the idly plates.
  6. Cook it for 15-20 mins on steam.
  7. Serve hot with chutney.
Step by step procedure:

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