Rava Idli Recipe – റവ ഇഡിലി – South Indian Breakfast Recipe

  • Yield : 6 nos
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 35m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 45m

Rava Idli Recipe – റവ ഇഡിലി – South Indian Breakfast Recipe

Rava Idli Recipe

Rava Idli Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So make it special with our best breakfast ideas and recipes. Here I am presenting an easy & healthy breakfast recipe.

Rava idli is a variation of the popular South Indian breakfast item. This is a quick, easy and tasty version of idli made with Rava (semolina / suji). You can make this idli colorful and nutritious by adding carrots, cabbage, beans or any vegetables that you like to the batter.

Rava Idli Recipe goes well with Sambar, Chutny, Chamanthi etc.. Try out this quick and easy breakfast recipe.

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  • Rava or Semolina - 1 cup
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 3 tbsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Green chilly - 2 nos
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece ( chopped )
  • Cashew nuts - 5 nos
  • Ghee - 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat 3 tsp ghee in a pan. Add the rava and roast in the ghee in low flame till they become aromatic and change color. Remove the roasted rava in a mixing bowl and keep aside.

Step 2

In the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil again and fry the cashews. Add the fried cashew nuts to the rava in the mixing bowl.

Step 3

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter then add chana dal and fry till the chana dal become golden. Add this to the roasted rava.

Step 4

Add curd along with chopped ginger, baking soda, cashew nuts, green chilies and salt. Add water as required and make a batter which is neither thin nor thick.

Step 5

Keep aside covered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, if the batter looks thick, then add a few tablespoons of water to get a medium consistency.

Step 6

Grease the Idli plates. Add spoonful of the batter to each of the idli plates.

Step 7

Heat water in a pressure cooker and place the idli stand in a pressure cooker and cook covered without the whistle for 10 minutes. Switch off the flame. Remove the rava idlis from the mould.

Step 8

Tasty Rava Idli is ready.

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