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Rava Idli is a very popular South Indian breakfast dish which is very simple to prepare .It  is a quick and equally tasty  version of idlis made with Rava . Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix if  guests vists us unexpectdly!

Preparation time - 10 mins
Soaking time - 30 mins
Cuisine -South Indian
Makes-12-14 Idlis


Rava /Sooji /Semolina - 2 Cups
Curd - 1 Cup
Chilli Paste -1 tsp
Bengal gram / Channa dal - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts - 7-8 (Optional)
Hing /asafeotida - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Ginger -1/2 inch (grated) (optional)
Carrot - 1 ( grated)
Coriander Leaves -few (chopped)
Oil - 4 tsps
Eno Fruit salt / Eating Soda - 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Water -1 cup(adjust to reach consistency)


Sooji /Rava /Semolina
 1) Heat 2 to 3 tsp oil or ghee in a pan. add  rava/sooji and roast till it become aromatic and change color i.e. 5-7 mins. Keep on stirring often while roasting it. Remove the roasted rava in a bowl and keep it aside.
2) In same pan heat oil and add cashews and fry till golden colour.Remove and  add the cashews to the rava.

3)  In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil and add   mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When mustard seeds crackle then add  chana dal, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Fry till the chana dal become golden in colour.

4)Add it to the rava.Add salt ,curd ,grated carrot, grated ginger,chilli paste ,water and mix well. Adjust water to reach the desired consistency.The batter should be like Idli batter (light and loose not too thick Let it sit for atleast half an hour.  Add Eno Fruit salt / Baking Soda and sprinkle a little water over it, when the bubbles form mix it gently.

5) Grease the Idli Plates /Idli moulds with oil.
Heat the idly cooker or pressure cooker with water  and let it be ready for steaming.Pour the ladle full of batter in the Idli plates and steam in cooker for 10-12 minutes on medium flame.Turn off heat and let it sit for 5 mins. Remove the rava idlis carefully with a spatula.

6) Spongy ,moist,soft Rava Idlies are ready to serve.Serve hot with Coconut Chutney ,Peanut Chutney or chutney of your choice.

1) You can add vegetables of your choice like peas, beans or capsicum.
2) Baking Soda  or Eno fruit salt are important  don't miss it.Eno salt should be active enough,so that when you add and mix the batter,small bubbles should be come,which makes the batter frothy.


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