Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rava Idli

Tired of making ordinary idlis ?????? try this rava idli... its easy to make once you have all the ingredients together.

Rava -4 cups
Curd -2 cups
Milk - ½ cup
Green chillies-3
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Black pepper-1 tsp
Ginger 1 inch piece cut into small pieces
Urad dhall 2 tsp
Cashew nuts broked
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt 2 tsp
Oil –for tempering

Roast rava in a pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Let it cool. Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dhall, green chillies, ginger, cashew nuts , turmeric powder . fry these things in oil till urad dhall ,cashew nuts become brown in color.Keep it aside.

Mix the rava and the fried things together. Add salt. Let it cool.
Add curd and mix. if the batter is dry ,add milk and some water. Do not add too much water. The batter should be like idli flour consistency.if the curd is sour too much you can add another ½ cup of milk. So it wont be sour.

Pour the batter in the idli plates and cook for 25 to 30 minutes in idli cooker.
Serve hot with coconut or pudina chutney.
P.S you can add grated carrot at the top of the batter in idli will look great!

This is my entry for Nupur’s A-Z of Indian Vegetables


Suganya said...

Happy to see you blogging regularly Usha. Idli looks mouth-watering :-)

ushaprashanth said...

hey suganya! thanks! try it .. it will be delicious.

Seena said...

Hey,You cook this for dinner!what tasty dish..mouth watering..
thanks Usha for visiting my blog..have added u..will visit regularly..

ushaprashanth said...

hi seena!
thanks for your feedback!

Kribha said...

Hi Usha,
First time here. I really like the tips you have gven . I've never done rava idlli. will try it soon. Your idllis look super soft. Thanks for sharing.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Kribha!
Thanks for visiting my blog.Hope the tips are useful to you. Do try the rava idli!!

Shambhavi said...

Hi this is Dr.Shambhavi here, i tried out your rava idli recipe for the first time--- it came out very yummy and all enjoied it, but in the first round as per exact instructions given they turned out very heavy and flat, the next day after leaving it over night+ making batter more thin + adding fruit salt--- the next day idlis turned out super soft and light weight.

First time i had followed exact measures using measuring cups and spoons,but didnt turn out very soft,instead were very heavy and flat---but turned out extremely well the day after the batter had overnight stay.

Want to know is the reason behind it the overnight stay of the idlis and more fluid consistency that made them very soft??

By the way Thumbs-Up for a delicious post -- loved your method and will stick to them all the time i make the Rava Idlis. :-)

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Dr.Shambavi,
I think you must have added fresh curds to the rava..... try it by adding sour curds. and thanks for your comments.its really boosting to see your comment.

Shambhavi said...

Hi Usha,
Thats a nice tip indeed, and yes i had used fresh curd.

I'll surely try the new tip recommended.

Thanks for your reply.
Take care.

Brittany said...

The picture looks really yummy. For the measurement you have mentioned how idlis will I be getting? Please do reply. Will try out and will post how it has come out.

Brittany said...

For the measurement you had mentioned, how many idlis can I get. Your picture looks really yummy. Will try out and inform the outcome.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Brittany!
For 4 cups of rava ( 200 gms =1 cup) we can get 20 idlis. the more curds we use the more soft the idlis will be.Do not use water to mix the batter. Hope it will turn out well!