Rava IdlI

Rava IdlI

Rava Idli is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina (rava or sooji) and yogurt. It's a quick and easy alternative to traditional fermented rice and lentil idlis, as it doesn't require any fermentation. Rava Idli is soft, fluffy, and goes well with coconut chutney, sambar, or any other side dish of your choice.


  • 1 cup rava (semolina or sooji)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped beans
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  1. Heat oil in a small pan on medium heat.
  2. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add grated ginger and green chili. Sauté for a minute.
  4. Add finely chopped carrots and beans. Cook for a couple of minutes until they are slightly tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, add rava (semolina), plain yogurt, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  6. Add water gradually to the rava mixture while stirring continuously, until you achieve a thick yet pourable batter consistency. The batter should not be too thick or too runny.
  7. Let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes so that the rava absorbs the moisture.
  8. Meanwhile, grease the idli molds or plates with oil.
  9. After the resting time, check the consistency of the batter. If it has thickened, add a little more water and mix well.
  10. Add the sautéed vegetables and chopped coriander leaves to the batter. Mix gently.
  11. Just before steaming, add baking soda to the batter and mix well. The batter will become frothy.
  12. Pour the batter into the greased idli molds, filling them about three-fourths full.
  13. Steam the idlis in a steamer for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the idlis comes out clean.
  14. Once the idlis are cooked, remove them from the steamer and let them cool for a minute.
  15. Use a spoon or a knife to gently remove the idlis from the molds.
  16. Serve the Rava Idlis hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or any other side dish of your choice.

Enjoy the fluffy and delicious Rava Idlis as a healthy and tasty breakfast option or as a light meal.

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