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Spice Up Your Morning With Instant Rava Idlis

Apr 15, 2016







Eating plain idlis every time can get a little boring, try making these rava idlis for your family instead.


    1/2 cup Sooji Rava
    1/2 cup Curd
    Pinch of Baking soda/ eno fruit salt
    1 tsp Oil
    1 tsp Mustard Seeds
    1/4 cup Grated Carrot
    1 tsp Ginger
    1/2 tsp Green Chilli
    Few Cashews
    Salt to taste


1. Heat a pan and add oil to it.

2. Put semolina and slightly dry roast it. Once it has roasted, remove it from the pan.

3. Take the same pan and add oil and mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.

4. When it just starts to crackle, add grated ginger, green chillies, grated carrots, salt and mix it.

5. Once it has cooked, switch off the flame.

6. Take a mixing bowl, add roasted semolina, cooked mixture of carrots, curd and mix it.

7. Add water to make a thick batter out of it and give it a mix.

8. Take the Idli steamer and pour water and keep it for heating.

9. Take another pan and add cashews and dry roast them.

10. Once its done, switch off the flame.

11. Once the semolina mixture has soaked the water, add a little more water to get a batter consistency.

12. Add baking soda to the mixture and mix it well.

13. Put salt and mix and keep it aside.

14. Take a greased Idli steamer mould and place the roasted cashews upside-down in the center of each mould and then pour the batter.

15. Steam the Idlis for 12 to 15 minutes.

16 After it has cooked, let it cool.

17. Once it has cooled down, demould them and serve it.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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