Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Rava Idli /Fine Semolina Idli

These beauties are a result of trying out something different in field of Idli! I happened to see Sailu's simple yet nutritious Rava Idli , prior to which I used to make Rava Idlis from GITS ready to make packs. Her RECIPE HERE.

I made it with a slight twist in Ingredients to suit my pantry and to suit our family.

Ingredients :
1 cup fine rava(semolina)
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
1 big red carrot -grated
6-7 stalks of fresh coriander-finely chopped
1 tsp rai
2 tsp urad daal
2 green chillies - chopped
2 tsp grated ginger
3 tsp cooking oil
3 tsp sugar (optional)

Method :
In a pan heat oil, splutter rai, fry urad daal till golden brown, add the green chillies, ginger, saute for some time. Add the fine semolina, fry stirring continously till aromatic, transfer to a mixing bowl. Add water and mix well, add salt, sugar, grated carrots and coriander leaves to it, check the consistency should be thick, not watery. ( You can add 1 cup water and half cup beaten curds. Also substitute ghee for oil, would make idli more flavourful) Let it sit for 30 minutes. (mine was kept overnight)

Grease the idli moulds, fill this batter upto 3/4th of each dent. Steam for 10 minutes, remove from the steamer, let it cool for 7-10 mins before taking off from moulds.
Output : 14 moist idlis, they stay moist till evening!! (had last 2 leftover till evening!! )

**I use a pressure cooker without weight/whistle . I kept the flame high till steam was released on high, then on low flame, cooked for 10 minutes. Standing time for idlis on mould was 10 mins.
** Use toasted cashews in each mould prior to pouring batter, for some more taste.

Serve with chutney or tomato sauce. We had with idli podi(powder).


Asha said...

I make the same way, add green beans and Green peas too. Looks yum! I haven't made these in a on time!:)

Dhivya said...

Wow!love those idlis

shriya said...

Rava Idli looks very delicious and color is so good. Did u get this color by adding carrot? I've Bookmarked it. Nice recipe.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

love rava idli!! Naveen's fav dish!! Yours looks gr8!

Uma said...

Mmm. the idlis look mouth-watering. Very nice combo.

Lavanya Raj said...

WOW...those moist idlies should have been so soft till evening i guess.. I Bet it should have tasted well.

indosungod said...

Rava Idli looks great, is so easy to make and tasty yet I rarely make them hmmmm. Do you have to ferment the batter, thought we could use it immediately?

AnuSriram said...

Looks Lovely... Makes a gr8 treat..

Seema said...

Lovely Rava Idlis!

Meera said...

Those idlis look so soft & delicious. Can I come over for breakfast?;-)

Maya said...

Yummmmmy Idlis...reminded me of masala idli....What a great way to get some vegs also into kids without serving 2 separate things..Wonderful Purnima,will try this the next time i make idlis..


Looks so soft and smooth! I love anything prepared with sooji!

Sia said...

great minds think alike ;) look what i have got in my blog today :)

Swapna said...

Those idlis look so soft & delicious... will definitely make them....

Purnima said...

Ashakka --> I bet u hv n't, going by what you dish out, my family including me wd love to switch places to have those!! :D

Dhivya --> Thanks!

Shriya --> It got the color from carrot, as i used indian red juicy one! Tku!

Ramya --> Thanks for your lovely words!

Uma --> Thankyou.

Lavanya --> These sure had a mingle of flavours which lasted along with moistness till evening!

ISG --> I prepared this at night so that I cd sleep some more in morning! :D ten mins to 30 mins is all the time needed as 'ferment' time..pls try it out - its immediately!

Anusriram --> Tks!

Seema --> Lovely kandya-bajo! AT yours!:D Tku.

Meera --> Any time, u r more than welcome, dear!

Maya --> Masala idli, hmm pls post it someday, new to me! Yes..surely u can bet..its easier to conglomerate into one, especially for kids!

RK --> Pls do try it then, its simple n filling!

Sia --> Those are gorgeous photos at yours'! :D Tks --I hv been actually wishing I too had a great mind...atleast for a day wd do! :D

Swapna --> Thanks!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, thought i'd drop a note reg the Uppu huli dosa.... Glad you like it!! Sure, go ahead with your post.... You don't have to even ask as long as you are linking back to my post!! :) Enjoi