Rava Idli, An Instant Snack

Rawa idli
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Rava Idli is a common South Indian snack in all Indian households. It is healthy as well as tasty. It is that morning meal which cannot be boring.

Rava idli is generally paired up with coconut chutney, green chutney or sambhar, and it makes a proper meal. And the best thing about Rawa idli is that it can be cooked instantly, no day before preparation is required or even fermentation. This is an easy rava idli recipe, you can try at home.

To make fluffy Rava idli:

  • Roast semolina or Rava on a medium-low flame.
  • Put the right amount of curd.
  • Do not alter the amount of ghee or oil.
  • Try not to use Eno or soda with this recipe because it can give a soapy taste.

Instant idli is the best when you are a working person, it saves a lot of time and efforts. Also, it can be packed for lunch, as it tastes delicious after some time also.

The leftover idli can be fried later on and can be consumed as a whole different snack.

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Per serving i.e. 1 idli contains 150 calories:

  • Fat 6 g
  • Carbohydrates 17 g
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Potassium 59 mg
  • Sodium 140 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated fat 2g
Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Ready in:30 mins


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  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Gota urad
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp  Red chilli, chopped
  • Green chilli, chopped – 1 tsp
  • 7-8 cashew, broken
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 inch Ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup Semolina/ Rawa
  • Oil, for greasing
  • ½ cup yoghurt, fresh or sour
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fruit salt

For garnish 

  • Roasted cashew


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    1. Take a pan, add some oil and heat it.
    2. Now, add mustard seeds, gota urad, asafoetida, red chilli, green chilli and broken cashew and sauté them well.
    3. Next, add salt according to your taste, ginger and semolina and roast well on medium flame.
    4. Then, put the mixture in a bowl, add curd and water, mix properly, and keep it aside for about 20 minutes.
    5. Finally, add the fruit salt and mix properly.
    6. Grease the idli mould, pour the batter and keep half cashew on each.
    7. Steam at a higher temperature for almost 3-4 minutes.

The idlis are ready, serve with coconut chutney, coriander or mint chutney or sambhar.