Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

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quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box | no fermentation rava idli | with amazing 24 images.

quick rava idli is a perfect tiffin box recipe when you are in a hurry.

With its brilliant flavour and nice, flaky texture, quick rava idli is something like upma in idli form, so you get the best of both worlds.

Since quick rava idli is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing. suji idli for tiffin box stays soft and humid for longer.

The batter for quick rava idli is a mixture of rava and curds with a traditional tempering that imparts an enjoyable flavour to the idlis.

This quick rava idli does not require any fermentation and will come in very handy when you do not have batter or enough time to prepare anything else in the morning to pack in the tiffin box!

You can ready the batter and the no fermentation rava idlis fast, and your kids will also really enjoy this yummy treat.

I usually make South-Indian style quick rava idli for Sunday morning breakfast as it is quick and easy to prepare and my kids do not create a fuss while eating rava idli as they do for upma. You can make it healthier by adding veggies of your choice which is also an intelligent way of adding veggies to your child's diet.

For a crunchy bite along with the idlis you can pack a few Cheese Chilli Frisbees in another tiffin.

Learn to make quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box | no fermentation rava idli | with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats) recipe - How to make Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 idlis
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Ingredients


For The Quick Rava Idli Batter
1 cup semolina (rava / sooji)
1/4 cup curd (dahi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
salt to taste
3/4 tsp fruit salt

Other Ingredients For Quick Rava Idli
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp broken cashew nut (kaju)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
oil for greasing

For Serving With Quick Rava Idli
coconut chutney

Method
For the quick rava idli batter

    For the quick rava idli batter
  1. Combine all ingredients together, except the fruit salt along with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl andmix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

How to proceed to make quick rava idli

    How to proceed to make quick rava idli
  1. Heat the oil and ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cashewnuts, curry leaves, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Pour a little batter into each greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes or till the quick rava idlis are cooked.

How to pack quick rava idli

    How to pack quick rava idli
  1. Allow the quick rava idlis 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
Energy45 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates7.4 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat1 g
Cholesterol0.5 mg
Sodium2.9 mg
Quick Rava Idlis Video by Tarla Dalal
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats) recipe with step by step photos

Making quick rava idli batter

  1. To make  quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box| no fermentation rava idli | in a deep bowl, take 1 cup semolina. It is also known as rava /sooji (suji).
  2. Add curd to it. The right amount of fresh curd is a key to make quick rava idli soft in texture.
  3. Now add chopped coriander. If you dislike or do not have coriander then skip adding it.
  4. Add salt to taste and 1 cup of water.
  5. Mix well with the help of a whisk.
  6. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes. Making rava idli is quick and easy as the batter does not require any grinding or fermenting.
  7. The rava idli batter looks like this after soaking.

Tempering for sooji idli

  1. To make the tempering for quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box| no fermentation rava idli | heat the oil and ghee in a small non-stick pan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds. Wait for the mustard seeds to splutter.
  3. Then add the urad dal. You can also add chana dal.
  4. Add the cashewnuts. Sauté till they are light golden in colour.
  5. Add the curry leaves.
  6. Now, add the cumin seeds.
  7. Finally, add green chillies and asafetida. Also, you can toss in some finely chopped ginger if you like. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  8. Add this tempering to the batter. You can even add vegetables to this batter and make Vegetable Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney.
  9. Mix well and our instant rava idli batter is ready. The batter should neither be thick or thin. If you do not make the idlis immediately, the batter will become thick as rava absorbs water so, adjust to medium consistency by adding 1-2 tbsp of water.

Steaming instant semolina idli

  1. To steam quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box | no fermentation rava idli | heat water in a steamer or pressure cooker.
  2. Grease the idli moulds using oil.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter. It does not give soapy taste like baking soda to the batter. Do not let the batter sit after adding fruit salt. If you are making a large batch of sooji idli then divide the batter and add fruit salt in batches.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Pour a little batter into each greased idli mould. Ensure the batter is not lumpy when you are filling the moulds.
  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 not be spongy. To check whether the rava idlis have cooked properly or no, insert a toothpick or a knife in the centre of the idli if it comes out clean, your instant rava idlis are cooked. If not, then steam for some longer.
  7. Cool slightly and remove the instant rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box| no fermentation 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.
  8. Enjoy soft and light instant rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box | no fermentation rava idli | with authentic coconut chutney and gun-powder.

How to pack rava idli for tiffin

  1. Allow quick rava idli | South-Indian style quick sooji idli | suji idli for tiffin box| no fermentation rava idli | to cool completely, pack in an air-tight tiffin box, with the coconut chutney in a separate air-tight box.

Reviews

Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 19 Dec 17 01:22 PM
5

hi, I am a big fan of yours. I want to make idli using this recipe, but if I Dnt add cashew nuts to it then will it be possible...
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 08 Dec 17 09:27 PM
5

i have tried it is so esy n fluffy to eat can make anytime plz share more n more receipe
Tarla Dalal
09 Dec 17 08:35 AM
   Hi, We have many recipes on the website and also on tarla dalla''s kitchen on you tube...do try them and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 26 Sep 17 10:45 PM
5

Read the quick rava idli recipe but could not make out what is meant by fruit shalt, is it the popular Eno by any chance? Besides it would also be of help to provide the recipe of cocoa but chutney please.
Tarla Dalal
27 Sep 17 08:44 AM
   Hi, yes fruit salt is eno... You mean recipe of coconut chutney ?? below is the recipe https://www.tarladalal.com/Coconut-Chutney--(-Idlis-and-Dosas)-1653r
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 22 Sep 17 12:06 AM
5

I tried this recipe of idli,very tasty & fluffy a well.thanks a lot.
Tarla Dalal
22 Sep 17 08:30 AM
   Thanks. Keep posting your reviews as we would love to hear from you.
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 01 Mar 16 09:13 AM
3

I tried it. it was OK but didn''t rise like rice idles. don''t you need baking soda in the batter..???.
Tarla Dalal
22 Sep 17 03:00 PM
   Hi, As this idli has rava it will be soft and spongy but the taste is great, just follow exact recipe and no need to add baking soda as there is fruit salt in the recipe which is enough...
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 26 Sep 15 09:55 PM
5

Loved this recipe...the idlis turned out to be soft n very yummy..definitely a must try item in less time on hand!
Tarla Dalal
28 Sep 15 10:37 AM
   Thanks. Keep posting your reviews as we would love to hear from you.
Quick Rava Idlis
 on 09 Jun 15 04:13 PM
5

Quick rava idlli.. now this recipe is really an unexpected one. Making idli in such a short time.. wow. The tempering added to the batter.. gives a nice aroma and taste to the idli..crunchy taste of cashewnuts, urad dal is too good. Do try this if you in hurry.