rava idli recipe | how to make rava idli | instant semolina idli

rava idli recipe | how to make rava idli | instant semolina idli with detailed photo and video recipe. simple and healthy south indian idli recipe made with semolina or sooji batter. it is an ideal morning breakfast recipe and can be prepared without the hassle of grounding and fermenting the batter. it is made with spices and savoury and hence can be eaten as it is, but tastes great with a dip of chutney or sambar.
rava idli reciperava idli recipe | how to make rava idli | instant semolina idli with step by step photo and video recipe. south indian recipes are generally popular for their steamed and clean breakfast recipes. it is either dosa or idli which covers the most of the breakfast recipes offerings. one such easy and simple idli recipe is rava idli recipe which is not only tasty but also quick and easy to make it.

idli recipes are very common in my house and i make it frequently for breakfast and also for lunch boxes. i try to make different types of idli recipes and hence it does not make a monotonous morning meal. having said that, rava idli or semolina idli is very consistent in our weekly menu. perhaps because this recipe does not require previous day preparation and also no overnight fermentation. this is a huge bonus for me, as i have to take extra pre batter early morning, add some eno salt to make it puffy followed by steaming it in the idli stand. that’s it! an healthy and tasty idli is ready within no time.

how to make rava idli

anyway, the mtr style rava idli recipe is very easy and simple, yet you need to take some precautions while making it. firstly, i would strongly recommend using coarse rava or sooji for this recipe. avoid using fine semolina as it may end up with a chewy textured idli. secondly, do not use baking soda to hasten the fermentation process and use eno salt as its alternative. baking soda reacts with indian spices, especially with turmeric to produce orange coloured dishes. lastly, these idli’s can be made without any idli stand and you can use steel cups or plates to shape it and steam the idli’s.

finally, i would like to highlight my other easy and simple idli recipes collection with this post of rava idli recipe. it includes recipes like idli with idli rava, thatte idli, bread idli, idli with cooked rice, semiya idli, suji idli, ragi idli, oats idli, idiyappam and sabudana idli recipe. in addition, i would like to highlight my other similar and popular recipes collection like,

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rava idli recipe

rava idli recipe | how to make rava idli | instant semolina idli

4.64 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 idli
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: south indian
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easy rava idli recipe | how to make rava idli | instant semolina idli

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrot, grated
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup rava / semolina / suji, coarse
  • ¾ cup curd / yogurt, whisk
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp eno / fruit salt
  • 5 cashew, halves

Instructions

  • firstly, in a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp jeera, 1 tsp chana dal, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
  • now add 1 chilli, 1 inch ginger and saute for a minute.
  • further add 2 tbsp carrot, ¼ tsp turmeric and saute for 2 minutes.
  • keeping the flame on low add 1 cup rava and roast well.
  • roast for 5 minutes or until the rava turns aromatic.
  • cool the rava completely and transfer to a bowl.
  • furthermore, add ¾ cup curd, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well forming a thick batter.
  • now add ½ cup water and mix well forming a smooth batter.
  • rest for 15 minutes or until the rava absorbs water.
  • mix well and add water as required, to form an idli batter consistency batter.
  • grease the idli plate with oil and place cashews in the centre.
  • just before steaming add a ¼ tsp eno (fruit salt) and mix well till it turns frothy. alternatively, add a pinch of baking soda.
  • pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. do not rest the batter.
  • steam the rava idli for 13 minutes on medium flame.
  • finally, serve instant rava idli with coconut chutney and sambar.

how to make rava idli with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp jeera, 1 tsp chana dal, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
    rava idli recipe
  2. now add 1 chilli, 1 inch ginger and saute for a minute.
    rava idli recipe
  3. further add 2 tbsp carrot, ¼ tsp turmeric and saute for 2 minutes.
    rava idli recipe
  4. keeping the flame on low add 1 cup rava and roast well.
    rava idli recipe
  5. roast for 5 minutes or until the rava turns aromatic.
    rava idli recipe
  6. cool the rava completely and transfer to a bowl.
    how to make rava idli
  7. furthermore, add ¾ cup curd, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
    how to make rava idli
  8. mix well forming a thick batter.
    how to make rava idli
  9. now add ½ cup water and mix well forming a smooth batter.
    how to make rava idli
  10. rest for 15 minutes or until the rava absorbs water.
    how to make rava idli
  11. mix well and add water as required, to form an idli batter consistency batter.
    how to make rava idli
  12. grease the idli plate with oil and place cashews in the centre.
    instant semolina idli
  13. just before steaming add a ¼ tsp eno (fruit salt) and mix well till it turns frothy. alternatively, add a pinch of baking soda.
    instant semolina idli
  14. pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. do not rest the batter.
    instant semolina idli
  15. steam the rava idli for 13 minutes on medium flame.
    instant semolina idli
  16. finally, serve instant rava idli with coconut chutney and sambar.
    how to make rava idli

notes:

  • firstly, avoid using eno / soda if serving for kids.
  • also, roast the rava on medium flame, else the idli will turn sticky and hard.
  • furthermore, you can also prepare the batter before in hand and store in a fridge. remember just before steaming add baking soda / eno.
  • finally, steam the instant rava idli on medium heat to get the soft idli.
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