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rava idli recipe, sooji idli recipe

rava idli are quick and easy idli variety made with sooji or semolina. these sooji idli requires no grinding and fermentation.

4.45 from 50 votes
total time:
47minutes

rava idli recipe with step by step photos – one quick, easy and instant idli recipe which was missing on my space. being an idli and dosa lover, i never say no to the different idli varieties out there.

rava idli recipe, rava idli

rava idli gets made at home when we want some quick and easy idlis. so i make the idli batter within some minutes and when the idli is steaming i prepare the coconut chutney.

to make rava idli, no grinding and fermenting is required. the idlis are made with rava which is also known as sooji or fine semolina (cream of wheat). this is my version of making instant rava idli. i have not added any grated vegetables or boiled peas in the idlis. if you want you can easily add them. just boil the peas beforehand and also keep ready the grated veggies.

you can use both fresh or sour curd to make the idli. this recipe of rava idli is different from the idli made with rice rava. whereas this one use wheat rava or cream of wheat. the other one uses rice rava or cream of rice.

rava idli goes well with coconut chutney and vegetable sambar. i had served the idli with coconut curry leaves chutney.

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rava idli recipe

4.45 from 50 votes
Prep Time:35 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Total Time:47 mins
rava idli are quick and easy idli variety made with sooji or semolina. these sooji idli requires no grinding and fermentation.
rava idli recipe, sooji idli recipe
Course:breakfasts, brunch
Cuisine:south indian
Servings:7 idlis
Calories:115kcal
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR rava idli recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

ingredients for rava idli

  • 1 cup rava (sooji or semolina or cream of wheat)
  • ½ cup dahi - fresh or sour (yogurt or dahi)
  • 1 generous pinch baking soda * check notes
  • 2.5 to 3 tablespoon water or more - add accordingly and as required to get a medium consistency batter - which is neither thick nor thin.
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped (adrak)
  • 10 to 12 cashews, chopped (kaju)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ghee or oil for roasting the rava
  • 1 teaspoon oil for frying the cashews
  • salt as required

for tempering rava idli

  • 1 to 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves, chopped (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)

HOW TO MAKE rava idli recipe

roasting rava to make rava idli

  • heat 2 tsp ghee or oil in a pan. 
  • add the rava (sooji) and roast in the ghee or oil till they become aromatic and change color.
  • keep on stirring often when roasting them. 
  • remove the roasted rava in a mixing bowl and keep aside.

making tempering for rava idli

  • in the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil again and fry the cashews in the ghee.
  • remove and add the fried cashews to the rava in the mixing bowl.
  • in the same pan, add 1 tsp oil more and heat it.
  • splutter mustard seeds. then add chana dal, curry leaves & asafoetida. fry till the chana dal become golden.

making rava idli batter

  • then add this whole mixture to the roasted rava. 
  • add curd (yogurt) along with chopped ginger, green chilies and salt.
  • add water as required and make a batter which is neither thin nor thick.
  • keep aside covered for 20-30 minutes. 
  • after 20-30 minutes, if the batter looks thick, then add a few tablespoons of water to get a medium consistency. rava absorbs water and so the batter might thicken after 20 to 30 minutes.

steaming rava idli

  • heat water in a steamer, electric cooker or pressure cooker.
  • just before steaming, add baking soda in the batter and mix well.
  • pour the rava idli batter in greased idli moulds.
  • place the idli stand in the electric cooker, steamer or pressure cooker. 
  • steam the rava idli for 10 to 12 minutes or more till a tooth pick inserted in the idlis come out clean.
  • remove the rava idli from the mould and serve the steaming hot rava idli with idli podi or with your favorite coconut chutney and sambar.

RECIPE TIPS

tips for making rava idli
  • you can easily add upto ¼ tsp of baking soda. since i don't like the soapy aroma of baking soda, i have added a generous pinch.
  • you can also add eno or fruit salt in place of baking soda. add ½ to ¾ teaspoon of eno or fruit salt.
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how to make rava idli

1. heat 2 to 3 tsp oil or ghee in a pan. add 1 cup rava/sooji and roast till they become aromatic and change color. keep on stirring often when roasting them. remove the roasted rava in a mixing bowl and keep aside.

roasted rava for rava idli recipe

2. in the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil and fry 10-12 cashews till light golden. remove and add the fried cashews to the rava in the mixing bowl.

fried cashews for rava idli recipe

3. in the same pan, add 1 tsp oil more and heat it. crackle 1 tsp mustard seeds. then add 1 tsp chana dal, 10-12 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. fry till the chana dal become golden.

rava idli recipe preparation

4. add this whole mixture to the roasted rava along. add ½ cup curd/yogurt & salt along with ½ inch chopped ginger and 1 chopped green chili.

making rava idli recipe

5: add water as required and make a batter which is neither thick nor thin in consistency. keep aside covered for 20-30 mins. after 20-30 minutes, if the rava idli batter looks thick, then add a few tablespoons of water to get a medium consistency. rava absorbs water and so the batter might thicken after 20 to 30 minutes.

making rava idli recipe

steaming rava idli

6. just before steaming, add a pinch of baking soda in the batter and mix well. you can also add ½ to ¾ tsp eno/fruit salt in place of baking soda. pour the rava idli batter in greased idli moulds. i do not prefer the soapy smell of baking soda, hence i have added a pinch. you can add upto ¼ tsp of baking soda, if you are fine with it.

rava idli batter

7. steam the rava idli in an electric cooker, steamer or pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes or more till a tooth pick inserted in the idlis come out clean.

steam the rava idli

8. remove the rava idli from the mould and serve the steaming hot rava idli with idli podi or with your favorite coconut chutney.

rava idli recipe, rava idli, sooji idli

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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