Rava Idli

Rava Idli, How to make rava idli

Rava Idli is made out of sooji or Rava, which is basically semolina. This instant idli can be made without any grinding and is very healthy breakfast option. The Rava Idli mixture can be made in advance and stored in air tight container for busy mornings. Lets see how to make this easy rava Idli. Thanks to my dear friend Manasa of spoons of flavor for sharing this easy recipe. Check out her blog here.

Rava Idli
Rava Idli

Rava idli

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
resting time 5 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 12 idles


  • 4 tsp Oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1-1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1-1/2 tsp Channa gram
  • Cashews – a handful
  • 1 and 1/2 cups semolina or sooji
  • 1 cup Carrots – grated
  • 1 cup Corriander leaves chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1 cup Sour Yoghurt – 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Water – 1/2 cup (or to get thick idli batter consistency)
  • 1/2 cup Eno- 1/2 tsp


  • Heat a pan, add oil, once heated add mustard seeds, hing, urad dal, curry leaves and Channa dal
  • Next add cashews nuts fry until they turn golden brown in colour
  • Next add sooji Rava and fry until the mixture turns aromatic. (make sure rava doesn't turn brown)
  • Once rava gets aromatic, transfer the mixture into a bowl and allow it to cool a bit and then add grated carrots, coriander leaves, salt , and one cup of sour yogurt mix well, then allow it to sit for 5 mins, then see the consistency and add more water( we need in idli pouring consistency )
  • Brush the idli plates with oil and keep it ready. Bring the water in the idli steamer to a boil.
  • Then add half tsp of eno or fruit salt, and mix it in. After adding eno immediately pour the batter into idly plates.
  • Steam the Idlis for 10-12 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when pricked in the centre.
  • Serve it Hot with corriander chutney


✍🏼Tip : If u are making in batches, divide the batter and add eno!
✍🏼U can keep the rava mixture, before adding the water and veggies in an air tight container for 20 days
Keyword homemade idli podi, Instant Idli, Rava Idli

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