Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Instant Rava Idli | Rava Idli | Mini Rava Idly

Rava Idli, an instant idli recipe made from semolina/rava. I had tried rava idly 3/4 times before with baking soda, but the idly was dense and not spongy. Recently in a cook book, i read that eno salt gives spongy rava idly, so immediately tried it, to my surprise the idli came out so good and it's so spongy.  Even after few hrs, it stays as soft as fresh. Now let's see the procedure. 

Updated Dec 2018:
Now i have been following this recipe for years and it gives such a soft & spongy idli every SINGLE time, recently i have clicked some pictures to update here. In that, i haven't used the mini idli plate, used the regular idli plate and also added some grated carrot on the each mold of idli plate before pouring the idli batter for some bright colors, it's totally optional.

Instant Rava Idli

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast/Dinner | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 + 1/2  cup(approx)
Salt - 1/2 tbsp (approx)
Eno salt - 1 tsp (lemon flavor or regular one)*
Oil -1 tsp for greasing

To Temper
Cashew - 1tsp (broken)
Channa Dal - 1tsp
Grated Ginger - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Green chili - 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1tsp
* If you're using the regular eno salt, add 1 tsp of lemon juice

Keep everything ready for tempering . Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients listed under "To Temper" one by one and saute it well.
Then add the semolina and saute it well for 5 mins and collect it in a bowl. Dont change the color of the rava.
Now add 1/2 cup of water and curd along with salt in to rava mixture and allow it to soak for 15 mins.
After 15 mins, the water will be absorbed, so add the remaining 1/2 cup of water along with eno salt and make it like idly batter.Grease the idly mould(i used mini  idly mould here) with oil and pour the batter.
Cook it in steamer for 8-10 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove the mould from steamer and let it sit for 2 mins and then remove the idly from the mould using spoon.
Tasty and spongy rava idly is ready. Serve it with your favorite chutney and/or sambar.

  • You can add regular eno salt along with  tsp of lemon juice instead of lemon flavor one.
  • If you like, you can add grated carrot too.
  • Don't take the idly from the mould immediately, give some 2 mins resting time, so that it comes out clean.
  • I used regular rava,you can use idly rava too.But be careful in adding water. 
  • Add Eno salt just before cooking.

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