Instant Rava Idly Recipe | Sooji Idly | Quick breakfast Recipe


Rava (Sooji/Semolina) Idly is a constant appearance in my house. Although R is not a big fan of them, I do have a liking towards these soft idlies and usually make them for dinner along with chutney. Earlier during my initial days of cooking I used to buy a rava idly mix and follow the packing instructions but I totally stopped doing this once I had laid hands on a fool proof recipe. This rava/ sooji idly is so soft does not require rice flour/ dosa batter at all and when you are short of idly batter you know what to do now :-) Some love their rava idlies colorful with grated carrots but I somehow find the simple version better. 

Rava Idly has its origins from Karnataka, they appear more wide and with medium thickness. Usually served along with coconut chutney but my preference would be with groundnut chutney. The soft texture of the idlies which are made of tempered batter, at times with a yellow tint (which comes from ghee) is a popular and staple breakfast recipe in Karnataka. 



RAVA / SOOJI/ SEMOLINA IDLY RECIPE

Makes - 9 medium sized idlies
Cook & Prep time - 20 mins

Ingredients 

Rava/Semolina/Sooji (white) - 1 cup (I used un-roasted)
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup or more to form thick batter
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Cashew, broken - 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt - as required
Oil - to temper - 2 tsp
Baking soda/ Fruit salt - 1/2 tsp

Method
  • In a non-stick pan heat oil, add the mustard seed, wait for them to splutter, now add the chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves. Now add the cashew and once they turn color add the sooji/ rava and roast for 4 minutes (under medium-low flame) until a nice aroma comes
  • Transfer the roasted sooji to a bowl and let it cool down a bit. In the mean time prepare the idly patter by greasing with oil and in the idly vessel boil water. 
  • Now add the curd to the sooji, salt and mix well, gradually add water to form a thick batter. Let it sit for 10 mins
  • Now mix the batter and add the fruit salt/ baking soda and mix well. Immediately pour in the idly platter and place in the hot vessel to cook.
  • Wait until all the idlies puff up and cook completely. You can insert a knife/ toothpick in the center of the idly to check if its done. 
  • Once done using a spoon scrape the idlies to a hot pack/ plate
Serve hot along with coconut chutney/ tomato chutney/ groundnut chutney



Cooks Wisdom

- Original recipe calls for fruit salt but since I did not have it used baking soda. If you do not use any of them the idlies will not puff and form shape
- Make sure you mix the fruit salt/ baking soda and immediately pour the batter to be cooked, do not let the mixture sit for long after adding BP/ Fruit salt
- You can also include grated vegetables to decorate the rava idlies its totally optional

38 comments:

  1. Love this idli with the coconut chutney yum............

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  2. this is good and my all time fav
    i prefer rava dosa and rava idli as they r the yummiest

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  3. looks good and easy to make. 

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  4. Lovely,lovely soft rava
    idli's...

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  5. superb soft rava idli,i am tempted by the colorless version.

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  6. Loooks so soft and delicious...love it with coconut chutney..

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  7. wow wonderful breakfast,idly luks so soft and perfect...

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  8. yummy & perfect looking rava idlis :)

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  9. Soft idlies, love this instant idlies very much and they are seriously very handy when we dont have usual idly batter..

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  10. I love rava idly very much and it happens to be my favorite as well. You have made it so perfectly Priya.

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  11. My H loves this Rava idli :) looks super soft and delish dear :)

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  12. Rava idly looks so soft and delicious.. Perfect combination with thengai chutney.. Lovely breakfast da.

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  13. Looks so soft,healthy and super-yummy!! :)

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  14. Lovely soft Idlis.. The best thing about this recipe is no need to wait for fermentation .. I prepare this when my dosa batter gets over..

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  15. love instant recipes ..this is one of my favs..

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  16. Looks soft n spongy, and the combo is simply superb, am so hungry now

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  17. Love this instant idli,fluffy and yummy

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  18. Wonderful Bf,love this with coconut chutney!!

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  19. Love Rawa idlis and yours looks pretty simple and yummy

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  20. I tried it only once, but it was a flop. The recipe didn't call for baking soda. Your recipe sounds fool proof and the idlis look perfect. I will give this a try.

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  21. full sunlight eh seems like enjoying:)

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  22. super soft n yummy rava idlis, our family fav...ur platter makes me hungry now..yumm combo with coconut chutney..love it!

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  23. wow it looks perfect priya.. well made.. would like to have it with onion chutney..

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  24. Liked the new looks of ur blog..desi style rocks :) R u tempting me with all these breakfast item..poor me is just eating cereals 5 days a weeks :(

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  25. Looks amazing ! Healthy one too...

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  26. rombha torture pandre ma....

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  27. Looks super soft akka...The best breakfast or dinner :) Looks too good :) Nice homely clicks :)

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  28. Priya i made it today for dinner,i was not sure ,i will get it right ,boy,it was superb,thanks for sharing man,i can trust all your recipes blindly.

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  29. Super soft and yummy idli doll... very inviting and nice presentation...

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  30. Its a great rava idli mix and perfect for a healthy break fast.

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  31. hai... was googling for instant rawa idli.. got this recipe from your space. tried 2day morning for breakfast... came out very nice and fluffy. wonderful recipe. thank u sooo much.
    valli ranajit

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