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Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Rava(Sooji) - 4 cups
Curd(little sour) - 3 cups
Edible soda - optional
Coriander leaves ( finely chopped) - 3 tablespoons
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp.
Green chillies finely chopped - 1/2 tsp.

Finely chopped carrots - a fistful
Salt - as per taste
Cashews - 10 (broken to small pieces)

For tempering:

Ghee - 3 tablespoons
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 2 tsp.
Chenna dhal - 2 tsp.
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Hing - a pinch


Fry broken cashews in ghee. Keep aside.

Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and roast  rawa till a nice aroma comes.  DO NOT ROAST IT TO GOLDEN BROWN. Transfer it to a vessel. When slightly cool, add beaten curds and salt. Adjust curds to get a thick batter (slightly thicker than the idli batter). For softer idlies, the batter should be thick. Add all other ingredients.

Heat oil and ghee and temper it with mustard seeds, urad dhal, chenna dhal, curry leaves and hing. Pour it over the batter. Mix well and allow it to ferment for an hour.

Grease the idli mould with ghee, place some chopped carrots and fried cashews and then pour the batter. Steam for 10 minutes and serve hot with idli molaga podi OR coconut chutney OR tomato onion chutney.

NOTE: You can also add grated carrots or shredded vegetables and peas to the batter. As we are allowing to ferment for an hour  the idlies will be soft even if we doesn't add soda.


  1. Yum, super delicious rava idli,its been a long i had them.

  2. Perfect breakfast recipe. It's been a while since I had them.
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  3. looks very yummy! You always make the recipe look simple and easy to prepare

  4. My ver very very fav one ...i have a question, u said Soda is optional right , will it be really soft if you don't add soda?

  5. Ya pavithra, as we allow it to stay for an hour and use little sour curd, it will be soft. I have edited your doubt in the post too.. :)

    1. oooooooh see i did not read that one hour part :):) Yah usually we make to sit 10 minutes right and mix soda and make idlis ..sure i will make to sit the batter for 1 hr next time I make...Thanks a lot.

  6. Delicious and super soft idily,looks tempting....

  7. Rava Idli looks perfect :) Love them with tomato chutney..

  8. Aha delicious and super rawa idli sappida varalama?
    indu srinivasan

  9. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..


  10. these look super delicious... I make them from gits, have to try your version...

  11. Idli looks yumm & delicious...

  12. Love to have this platter rite now :)

  13. Love rava idli..This looks yum!!

  14. Long time since I made this Idlies..will try your recipe!

  15. Shanthi Maami - haven't been commenting here for a while now - but I keep looking for sure. Love how the idlis just look lite and tasty. One of my favorites - but rava dosa takes precedence. Hope you are doing great!

  16. Healthy and yummy idli................

  17. looks soft and yummy... a must try recipe..

  18. good recpy, thanks for a super b fast

  19. I just made it, came out perfect!! Thank you

  20. I tried as per your recipe. Thanks to you it came out yummy


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