Friday, December 2, 2011

Rava Idli (Seasoned Semolina Dumplings)

Rava Idli is a very popular breakfast. It is very easy to make and doesn't require any fermenting. Hence can be made within an hour and half. Its a healthy breakfast. I got this recipe from my amma. Rava idlis comes out very good. You needn't go to a restaurant to have good rava idlis. Try making this at home and enjoy!! 

  • Semolina/Rava, fine- 1 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt/curd, thick- 3/4 cup
  • Baking Soda- 1/4 tsp
  • Grated Carrot- 5-6 tsp (Optional)
  • Water- 1 cup (adjust)
  • Coriander leaves- 6-7 Sprigs
  • Oil- 3-4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Green Chillies- 3-4
  • Urad dal/Split black gram- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal/ Bengal gram- 1 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Roasted Cashew nuts- As required

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add chana dal, urad dal, chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Fry until chana dal and urad dal turns slight brown.

Once it turns light brown, add semolina and fry it until a nice aroma is got. This step might take 4-5 minutes. Semolina has to be constantly stirred and heat should be medium.

Once a nice aroma is got, turn off the heat and add chopped coriander leaves. Allow it to cool. Once it cools, add yogurt, water, salt and baking soda. 

Mix well. Let this mixture sit for half an hour.

Mean while grate half of a carrot (for decoration). Skip this step, if you don't like carrot.

Now grease the idli moulds with oil and keep the roasted cashew in each small mould.

If you are adding grated carrot, then put a tea spoon of it in each (I just added it to 6 idlis and rest were plain).

Now start putting the batter in each mould (fill upto 3/4 th of it).

Stack them up and steam it for 15 minutes.

Rava Idlis are ready!!

Serve it hot with Coconut chutney or mint chutney. Above measurement make 16 Rava idlis.

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