Rava Idli Recipe
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Rava Idli

Rava Idli - a south indian breakfast dish made with roasted semolina / wheat rava / cream of wheat and veggies. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: Indian, karnataka, south indian
Keyword: breakfast, idli, ravaidli, southindianbreakfast
Servings: 8
Author: Mullai Madavan


Ingredients - for soaking

  • 1 cup rava roast with tempering
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup beaten yogurt

Ingredients - for tempering

  • 1 teaspoon ghee or oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee for roasting cashews
  • 8 whole cashews halved / broken
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon split black gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 8 each curry leaves chopped

Ingredients - to add

  • 1/4 cup carrot grated
  • 2 tablespoon green peas
  • 2 each green chilli minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated coconut (fresh or desiccated) optional
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped


  • In a pan heat a little ghee and roast the cashews till golden brown. Remove and keep this aside.
  • Again heat oil /ghee in the pan and temper with mustard seeds, split black gram, bengal gram, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. 
  • Add rava to it and roast tillit turns light brown. Transfer this to plate and keep it ready.
  • Combine beaten yogurt, water, salt and baking soda in a bowl and whisk well. 
  • Take roasted rava with tempering, grated carrot,green peas, minced green chilli, ginger, chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Add this to the beaten yogurt mixture and let it soak for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat up the idli steaming pot with enough water added. Grease the idli mould with some oil. If using cloth then spread it over the plate. 
  • Add in few cashews in each mould.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter to cover the cashews.
  • Put the lid on and steam it for 10 minutes.
  • When done,let it rest for few minutesand then demould them using a wet spoon or sprinkle little water and remove them off the cloth.
  • Serve hot with choice of chutney.