Saturday, 30 November 2013

Instant Rava Idly

Rava Idly

This is one breakfast recipe that sneaks into my kitchen at least once in a week. This is my Mom's favorite. I love this as it is easy, tasty and always is a HIT whenever I make it.

Usually people say to use sour curd,however I make curd the day before and use to make this recipe. In this way, I think the idly is soft, fresh and has the right amount of sourness.

Dont get demotivated by the long list of ingredients, you can pick and use whatever ingredients you have in your pantry.


Rava - 1 Cup
Curd - 1/2 - 3/4 Cup (Depends on the sourness of your curd)
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Cashewnuts - 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Gram Dal - 1 Tablespoon
Urad Dal - 1/2 Tablespoon
Roasted Peanuts - 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Green Chillies - 2 (Finely Chopped)
Ginger - 1/2 Inch (Finely grated)
Peas - 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Carrot - 1 (Finely Grated,Optional)
Turmeric Powder and Hing - A pinch Each.
ENO - 1 Tablespoon
Curry Leaves and Coriander - As per choice
Oil and Salt.


In a pan, add a tablespoon and once it is hot, add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

Then add the Peanuts,Gram Dal and saute for 30 seconds and then add the cashewnuts and Urad dal and saute for 30 seconds. Then add the green chillies, curry leaves,Asafoetida and Turmeric Powder and saute.

Then add the Rava and roast till nice aroma comes, say for 5 minutes. Now remove it from the flame and keep it aside to come to room temperature.

Now whisk the curd nicely and to this add the Ginger,salt,vegetables and the roasted ingredients to make a thick batter. You can alter the quantity of water and curd as per your taste. As I use only fresh curd I make it fully with curd.

After mixing, keep it aside for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the Idly Plates ready.

Place the Idly Pot with 2 inches of water (as per the size of your pot) and switch on the stove so it comes to a boil.

Meanwhile, grease the idly plates with a coking oil generously.

We have to add ENO into the batter Just before pouring the batter into the Idly plates.

Once the water is boiling in the pot and all the plates are greased, add ENO to the prepared batter and give it a quick stir and add batter into the prepared idly plates and steam for 12-15 minutes or till it is done.


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