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Monday, June 1, 2009

Rava Idli


2 cups medium sized Semolina / Sajjige

1/2 tsp Black Gram seeds

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Bengal Gram seeds

1.5-2 tsp broken Cashew nuts

Small piece of Ginger

6-7 Curry leaves

2-3 Green Chillies

Pinch of Baking powder

4-5 strands of Coriander leaves

2.5 - 3 cups Curd

Salt to taste

2-3 tsp Oil


Chop green chillies, ginger, curry leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put oil, mustard seeds, black gram seeds, bengal gram seeds, cashew nuts in a thick bottomed vessel and fry. Once it starts spluttering add chopped green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and fry them for few seconds. Add semolina and fry them for about 5-6 mins in medium flame until it starts giving nice aroma. Let it cool to room temperature. 

Add  this fried semolina in a vessel. Add salt, baking soda and mix well. Add 1 cup of curd and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Add remaining curd and mix well. The consistency of the batter should be that of thick milkshake.
Wash Idli holders/cups and fill each of them with 3/4 full of batter. Steam cook Idlis for about 20-30 mins. (Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand). Let them cool down a bit before you serve.
Serve them hot with any Sambar, Chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around  10-12 Idlis.


sandhya said...

Hi Krishna,

Rava idli ge uppittina rave use madbeko or chiroti rave or sanna rave use madodho gottagtilla, nanu sanna rave use madi nodidhe adhu ondu tara mettage bartidhe, hotel nalli estu chennagi araliruttalla aa rithi ella ondu tara ella antukonda rithi edhe, bidibidi yagi aralilla enu mododhu adakke??? pls heli

Krishnaveni said...

For Rava Idli.. we need to use the medium sized Semolina... If we use Sanna Rave/Chiroti Rave.. Idli becomes sticky....

Aparna said...

Hi ,
I hit upon your site while searching for midi pickle recipe. Excellent job.
Once when we visited Gokarna , we were served idli made of Uddin Bele and uppittin rave. The host said that they do not use rice but use rave. Can you please tell me the method for the same.

Unknown said...

Hi ,
I stumbled upon your site while searching for authentic south canara dishes..Excellent job.
Do visit my site when you are free...
Im also from udupi..

Unknown said...

Hi...i do prepared rava idli once.but adu thumba gatti agthdade. may i knw the reason? superb site urs...thank u..

Krishnaveni Nalka said...

Adding of baking soda, makes Idli very soft.... Hope you have added Baking Soda....