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Friday, May 25, 2012

Rava Idli with Coriander chutney

Rava Idli is a quick simple idli. It makes life so easy. I love this because you get a flavourful idli in a jiffy. This doesn't require any fermentation. You can make the batter and use it then itself. Enjoy the weekends with this super fast idlis

Rava Idli
You need
  • Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Urid dal - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Oil for sauteeing
  • Salt to taste

  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel
  • Add mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering add cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds
  • Add urid dal and saute until light brown. 
  • Add rava into the above mix. Saute for 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Allow it to cool 
  • Mix together curd and baking soda.
  • When the rava is cool, add the curd mix, asafoetida & salt. Blend well.
  • If required add little water to get a pourable consistency. It shouldn't be too loose. 
  • Pour the batter into idli pathram and steam for 10-15 minutes

Coriander chutney
You need
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Shallots - 2
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
  • Salt to taste
Grind together all ingredients in a mixie and temper with the below ingredients (I usually don't like tempering this chutney and have skipped it here)

  1. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  2. Shallots - 2 sliced
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When it starts bursting add shallots and saute until golden brown.
Add to the chutney


  1. your rava idli looks so soft. green chutney is also great accompaniment for this idlis.

  2. quick and delicious breakfast of soft idli and spicy chutney ..lovely and so tempting.

  3. instant idli version. love it and i m hungry again hehe

  4. Lovely fluffy idlis..
    Even I end up making these because we don't get dals here and whatever I bring from India is used sparingly.

  5. super... So inviting....

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  6. love this..........this is going to be breakfast tomorrow morning!thanks

  7. Perfect looking raves idilis Reshmi.... Wud love 2try these

  8. recently i too made this rava idly for my breakfast n loved it a lot but i added Eno fruit salt to the batter...yours still looks soft n yummy with cilantro chutney!lovely recipes dear!
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  11. Nice and quick recipe...Love it...

  12. Soft idly

  13. I would have never thought that making this would be so quick. This looks great!


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