Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich

Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich

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An off-beat dish, which gives you the satisfaction of eating a homely idli as well as a scrumptious sandwich. Yes, the Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich is an innovative recipe in which the rava idli batter is layered with grated veggies and green chutney and then steamed.

Each mouthful of this snack is a delight, as the wholesome, melt-in-the-mouth idlis give way to a crunchy veggie filling, with the peppy flavour of green chutney too. This dish is tasty enough to have as it is, because the rava idli batter is tempered and flavoured well, but for added taste, you can serve it with coconut chutney and sambhar .

The Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich is a sumptuous and tasty treat, which is also easy to prepare because you don’t need to grind or ferment the batter – just mix and make!

Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich recipe - How to make Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     16Makes 16 idlis
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To Be Mixed Into A Vegetable Stuffing
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated cabbage
1/4 cup boiled green peas
2 tsp green chutney
salt to taste

For The Rava Idli Batter
1 cup semolina (rava)
1/4 cup curds (dahi)
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp fruit salt

For Serving
coconut chutney

For the rava idli batter

    For the rava idli batter
  1. Combine the semolina, curd, green chilli paste, salt and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl and whisk well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil and ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well.
  4. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 1 tbsp of water over the batter. When the bubbles form, mix gently.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Pour 1 tbsp of the rava idli batter into each greased idli moulds, put little vegetable stuffing in the centre and cover it with approx. ½ tbsp of rava idli batter.
  2. Steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  3. Cool slightly and demould.
  4. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy47 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates7.6 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0.5 mg
Sodium4.1 mg


Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich
 on 05 Mar 19 07:57 PM

Can we use regular rice-dal combination instead of semolina for this recipe?
Tarla Dalal
06 Mar 19 09:07 AM
   Yes, you can.
Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich
 on 05 Mar 19 01:08 AM

Whenever I make rava idli, the colour of idli doesn''t remain white. It changes to creamish colour. Please suggest how to retain white colour. Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
11 Mar 19 12:59 PM
   Depending upon the quality of rava, the colour of rava idli is never pure white. It is creamish in colour only.
Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich
 on 29 Mar 17 09:50 AM

The recipe is incomplete. There is no mention of how and when to stuff the vegetable mixture!
Tarla Dalal
29 Mar 17 02:25 PM
   Hi, The recipe is complete. how to proceed says the steps to stuff the idlis
Idli Vegetable Sandwich
 on 10 Jul 15 12:15 PM

Love this recipe. but what abt dal and dalia when to add them
Tarla Dalal
30 Sep 16 10:03 AM
   Hi, Sorry for the late reply, we have re tried the recipe and changed the whole recipe to make it more better in taste. Do try it and let us know how it turned out. Happy Cooking !!