Rava -4 cups
Curd -2 cups
Milk - ½ cup
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
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 plates.it will look great!
This is my entry for Nupur’s A-Z of Indian Vegetables