Saturday, July 23, 2011

Instant Rava Idli

1 cup Bombay Rava or Suji
1/2 cup yogurt
2 dry red chilies
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp udad dal
1 tsp chana dal
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


In a pan dry roast Rava to make it golden brown,take care not to burn the Rava. Take off the Rava and in the same pan start roasting all the spices. Add oil and once its heated add mustard seeds wait until it pops and then add jeera, udad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and red chilies. Take it off the heat and add it to the rava.
Mix in yogurt and salt to the Rava mixture and stir well. Leave it for about 1/2 an hour. Before you start steaming the idlis check the consistency of the batter it should be like traditional idli batter consistency. If its too dry add some more yogurt.
Steam them in idli molds and serve with any chutney of your choice. I have served it here with Mango chutney.


  1. Dear Mangala
    How are you? I like this recipe. Actually I have never had Rava Idli. I am going to try it with your recipe. I liked the raw mango chutney , very nice.
    Have a great weekend

  2. @Ushnish Ghosh- I am doing great. Thanks for your kind and encouraging words. Do let me know how the Rava Idli turns out.

  3. My fav idli..!! Can be ready in mins without too much effort & is also one of the tastiest versions of idlis!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. @Prathima- Yes, I agree the easiest of idlis and my favorite too :) BTW I am bookmarking your chocolate pudding recipe :)

  5. This is surely a hit recipe, looks so soft and spongy. Happy to follow your blog :)