Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)


Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)

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Well, you love Idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? Here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina.

Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix! For extra zing, add a little grated ginger to this dish.

Enjoy how to make Quick Rava Idli recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes) recipe - How to make Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 42 idlis
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Ingredients


For Quick Rava Idli
2 1/2 cups semolina (rava / sooji)
3 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
5-6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
8-10 cashew nuts (kaju) , broken into halves
2 green chillies , finely chopped
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
salt to taste
1 tbsp fruit salt
oil for greasing

Method
How to make quick rava idli

    How to make quick rava idli
  1. Heat ghee in a kadai or a deep non-stick pan. Add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds, asafetida and urad dal. Sauté on a medium flame for a minute till the dals turn golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the curry leaves and cashew nuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the green chillies and ginger and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the rava and roast on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool completely.
  7. Transfer the semolina into a deep bowl, add the buttermilk and salt to taste.
  8. Mix well and cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  9. Add the fruit salt and sprinkle a little water over it, when the bubbles form mix it gently.
  10. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 8 to 10 minutes.
  11. In one stand, we made 15 idlis. Repeat step 10 to make 26 more idlis in two more stands.
  12. Cool slightly and remove the rava idli from the mould. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

How to pack quick rava idli

    How to pack quick rava idli
  1. Allow them to cool completely, pack in an air-tight tiffin box, with the coconut chutney in a separate air-tight box.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy35 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates6.3 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium186.4 mg
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes) with step by step photos

Rava idli batter with detailed step by step photos

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a kadai or a deep non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds and asafetida.
  3. Also, add the urad dal. Sauté until the dal turns light brown in colour. This takes like 40-50 seconds.
  4. Add curry leaves and cashew nuts and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add the green chillies and ginger and sauté for a few seconds.
  6. Add rava (semolina) and mix well.
  7. Roast it on medium flame until it turns light brown in colour and aromatic, stirring continuously. Make sure that it does not burn. Rava should be coated well with the ghee. It would take around 5-7 minutes.
  8. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool completely. Transfer the semolina into a deep bowl. Roasting the rava prevents the idli from sticking.
  9. Add 3.5 cups of buttermilk and salt to taste.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes. You can prepare this batter beforehand and store in the refrigerator. Just before steaming add the fruit salt. Since the quick rava idli batter does not require grinding or fermenting, it makes an ideal south-Indian breakfast.
  12. After half an hour, it looks like this. Rava will absorb the buttermilk after soaking so, adjust the consistency of batter accordingly. You can add water or buttermilk to do so. The amount depends upon the quality of rava.

How to make rava idli with step by step photo

  1. Heat water in a steamer or pressure cooker.
  2. Grease the idli moulds with oil so, that the idlis do no stick to the bottom.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt. Fruit salt provides a spongy, fluffy texture. Use neutral flavored fruit salt.
  4. Pour 2 tsp of water over the batter. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Don’t mix it vigorously, just gently fold in so, that the air bubbles do not escape.
  5. Pour a little batter into each greased idli mould.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes or till the idlis are cooked. Make sure you steam the idlis on medium flame or else they will turn hard.
  7. To check whether they have cooked properly or no, insert a toothpick, knife or fork in the centre of the idli, if it comes out clean, your instant rava idlis are cooked.
  8. Cool slightly and remove the rava idli from the mould. If you are facing difficulty in removing the idli then dip a knife in little oil and loosen the edges using a knife or remove them with the help of a wet spoon.
  9. In one stand, we made 16 idlis. Following steps 5 to 8 , we will make 26 more idlis by steaming twice again.
  10. Enjoy soft and light rava idli with chutney and sambhar.

How to pack idli for lunch

  1. Allow them to cool completely, pack in an air-tight tiffin box, with the coconut chutney in a separate air-tight box.

Reviews

Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 10 Oct 17 04:15 PM
5

Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 10 Oct 17 04:13 PM
5

Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 18 Apr 17 03:30 PM
5

can I use idly rava?
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 04 Jan 17 05:14 PM
5

awesome idlis..my daughter loved them..thanks aunty
Tarla Dalal
04 Jan 17 05:21 PM
   Thanks for the feedback.
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 16 Nov 16 07:29 AM
5

Hello mam can u tell me we should roast rava or not
Tarla Dalal
16 Nov 16 08:44 AM
   Hi, No need to roast the rava.
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 22 Oct 16 04:11 AM
5

Very nice. But i think ENO should be1tsf and Not 1tbsf
Tarla Dalal
22 Oct 16 08:38 AM
   Hi Kishore, As the quantity of the rava is more, fruit salt is more in quantity.
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 20 Sep 16 06:49 PM
5

Tarla dalal is the best It is very easy recipe of rava idli n delicious too
Tarla Dalal
21 Sep 16 08:50 AM
   Hi Pooja, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 14 Sep 16 09:56 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
15 Sep 16 11:59 AM
   Thanks David. We are delighted you loved the Rava Idli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 13 Sep 16 09:11 PM
5

Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 06 Aug 16 11:43 PM
5

I want to ask that udad dal and chana dal to be soaked in water first and than to be add in pan or direct this dal to be add in pan adding oil for saute
Tarla Dalal
08 Aug 16 08:35 AM
   Hi, No need to soak the dals.
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