Rava Idli

South Indian cuisine is known for its healthy recipes and rava idli (suji idli) is one of the simple recipe which combines the goodness of many dals and spices. It’s not just healthy and irresistible but also very easy to prepare too. Now a days there are few ready-made instant rava idly packs available in market which just required adding some water and steaming. However, nothing can beat the taste of authentic preservative free soft and fluffy home made idli.

Rava Idli
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Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
40 MIN


1 cup Rava (suji / semolina)
Heat 1/2 tablespoon ghee and 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy based pan or kadai. Add mustard seeds; when they start to crackle, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, chana dal and urad dal. Sauté until dal turns light brown. Add curry leaves, dry red chilli and cashew nuts and sauté for 30-40 seconds.
After adding Eno fruit salt in batter, stir well for a minute and immediately pour it into molds otherwise idli will not be soft and spongy. You can add cabbage and onion for variation. Steam it on a medium flame to make it spongy.