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  • Rava Idli Recipe

    Rava Idli is a delicious steamed cake made using rava or semolina along with curd and spices and some leavening agent. Delicious rava idli is eaten with coconut chutney for breakfast. Traditionally in South India, idli is made by soaking rice and lentils and then grinding them. This batter is then fermented using a leavening agent and then steamed to make idli. Rava Idli is a variant of the traditional Idli which is easy to make as it does not require any soaking, grinding and fermentation process. Suji or Rava Idli is not only healthy and tasty but the recipe to prepare is also very easy.

    Rava idli (semolina idli) is one of the simple, tasty and healthy dishes of South India that combines the goodness of many lentils and spices. It is not only easy to make at home, but also healthy and delicious too. There are now ready made rava idli mixtures available in the market nowadays which require a little water to mix and steaming. But, that did not beat the taste of soft, fluffy and preservative-free homemade idli. Follow this recipe of rava or suji idli and make delicious rava or suji idli easily at home.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 5 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 40 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Appetizers and Snack



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rava idli Ingredients


Semolina (Suji or Rava)1 CupCumin Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida (Hing)Less Than a PinchGram Lentils (Channa Dal)1 Teaspoon
Black Split Lentils without Husk (Urad Dhuli Dal)1 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Cashew Nut (Cut Into Small Pieces)7 - 8Curd1/3 Cup
Carrot Grated1/2 CupGreen Chillies Finely Chopped2
Ginger Grated1 TeaspoonChaat Masala1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped2 TablespoonEno Fruit Salt1 Pouch
Ghee or Oil2 1/2 TablespoonSalt1/3 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Water1 Cup + Little More  

Direction To Make

  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Add cumin powder, asafoetida, gram lentils (chana dal) and black split lentils(urad dhuli dal). Fry the lentils till they turn light brown. Add red chilli and chopped cashews and fry for 30-40 seconds.
  • Add semolina (suji) to it and mix well. Fry it on medium flame till it becomes light brown, stirring occasionally. Do not fry so much that it burns. Remove it from heat and transfer it to a vessel and keep it aside to be cool. Let it cool at room temperature for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add curd, chopped green chillies, ginger and salt to another bowl and mix well. Add fried suji and 1 cup of water + little more (2 Tablespoon) to it. Mix it well Be sure to remove all lumps.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and grated carrots and mix well. Batter is ready, keep the batter aside for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 glasses of water to the idli steamer and heat it on medium heat. Grease the idli molds with ghee. After 10 - 15 minutes for the batter to rest, add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix well.
  • As soon as you mix the eno in the batter, pour the batter into the molds. Place the filled molds in the steamer and steam it on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • After steaming for 15 minutes, turn off the heat and remove the mold from the steamer. Let it cool to room temperature, remove the idli from the molds.
  • Rava idli is ready to be served. Enjoy delicious idli with coconut chutney or sambar.


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