Rawa idli is a quicker and easier idli recipe made from Rawa or Sooji. This is a very easy recipe and can be tried by bachelors or act as a quick fix recipe for school lunch box as it does not require any fermentation or grinding. I have not been a great fan of Rava idli, until I tried making it last year when our relatives visited us. I wanted to break the monotony of the usual idli variety and tried making Rava idli from Raks. Both me and my guests we happy with the soft and spongy rawa idlis. We enjoyed it a lot. I decided to post this recipe when I made it once again recently. This measurement yields approximately 4-5 Rava idlis. Potato masala is a perfect accompaniment to rava idli along with different chutney varieites. Oats idlis and poha idlis are also other tasty idli varieties.
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 5-6
Rava | Sooji 1/2 cup
Curd | Yogurt 1/4 cup
Green chili 1
Ginger grated 1/2 tsp
Eno fruit salt 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts 5
Channa dal 1/4 tsp
Urad dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves few
Salt as needed
Grated coconut | carrot to garnish (optional)
- Cut the green chilies very finely and grate the ginger.
- Heat a kadai and add the oil ,throw in the mustard seeds,channa dal,urad dhal,cashew nuts, green chilli ,curry leaves ,coriander leaves and ginger to it.
- Fry till the dal turns golden brown.
- Add the rava/sooji/semolina to this and saute for a minute.
- Put off the flame.
- Add salt, lemon juice to this.
- Transfer this to a container and allow this to cool.
- Add curd and water to this and mix well.
- Add the eno fruit salt to this and and mix well, and add necessary water to get the idli batter consistency.
- Transfer it immediately to the greased idli moulds.
- Steam for 7-9 mins.
- This is a picture of Eno salt bottle.
- Enjoy with any chutney of your choice.
- I served with coconut chutney.
- Garnish the idli with coconut gratings.(optional)
- Don’t omit the eno salt as this makes the idli very soft.
- These idlis does not get dried and retains its texture for few hours.
They look so delicious
Nutritious and fillig, rava idlis are perfect for breakfast. yummy..delicious, looks so soft.
Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect and yummy!!
Its been a while since I made this,now making me crave for some,will make within this weekend 🙂 yours look super soft and fluffy!
Looks soft n fluffy…My anytime fav is rava idly very tempting they look
Beautiful clicks n looks so soft.
they look so soft and fluffy, delicious!
I make this very often and our very very fav tiffin. I usually make this sagu and Coriander coconut chutney which is the best combo.. I am drooling here while typing itself Jeyashri.. So tomm This is going to be my BF.
my favorite idli's dear… looks fabulous….
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Rava idlies look so nice! Since my hubby doesn't like them,I almost forgot this and rava dosa!
Clicks are so tempting! 😛
Rava idlies looks soo soft and yummy..
Nice click and looks so soft!
looks so spongy,very soft and yum
thats my favourite Jayashri and your idlis look so soft and fluffy. I would try adding eno next time.
ரவா இட்லி மஞ்சள் தடவிண்டு பாக்கர்த்துக்கே சூப்பரா இருக்கு, ஸோ அந்த சொந்தக்காரா அதுக்கு அப்புறம் நம்பாத்துக்கு திருப்பி வந்தே இருக்க மாட்டாளே??..:PP
sooper tempting n inviting idlies..
So soft n spongy..lovely recipe!!
That looks really good… i used to not like rava idlis earlier on but we are quite fond of it nowadays.
Ullam kollai pohudhey… rava idliyaik kandathu mudhal…
looks yummy… haven't had a rava idli yet… hope will make someday..
Rava idli are all time fav breakfast..loved it..
Fluffy and beautiful texture for these idlies.
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Superb rava idlies! The beautiful photograph looks inviting!
it is simply superb..well explained…..
wow…honestly mouthwatering pic.. definitely will try tonight itself… thanks Jaishree…(let me know if this idli atleast works for me…ha ha)
Over from FB, and glad to have landed, Jeyashri! This used to be one of my fave dishes in pregan days! I tried with urad dal and the version is not delicate as the yogurt method. Beautiful pics and recipes!
Absolute Sunday favorite Lovely presentation
If I want to make 20 Rava idlis, how much eno fruit salt should I add to the batter?
Hi priya, the recipe i have given yields approx 5 idlis. i have added 1/2 tsp of eno salt for that. For 20 idlis u add 2 tsp of salt. But my idlis are slightly bigger in size as use the big idli pot for making idlis. If using idli cooker small pans add 1 tsp of eno salt.
Thanks Jeyashri. Yesterday I made just 6 idlis for me and my husband and it came out too good. Today I am making it for a friend. Almost 20-25. Thats why I had this doubt. Thanks for the clarification.
can we use cooking soda instead of enosalt
Though i have heard that you can use cooking soda instead of eno, never tried on my own. Hope it will come out well
I tried this recipe today. My Idli's came out a bit hard. Should the rava be roasted well before making this?
Also, I added the eno salt mixing with the water at the time of making the batter. Not too sure where I went wrong.
the reason may be the idli batter may be too thick. Try adding little more water and try. the eno salt may be less active too
Hi jeyashri, tried this recipe.idlis came out very well.. Thanks for the recipe..
Hi mam.. Adding eno salt good for kids.?
Adding eno salt doesn't make harm to tummy. I will give to my kid when he was 5. I think above 3 yrs should be ok but not sure
But my son is of 2 1/2 years old…..
hw to make rava idli soft other than using eno salt..
I am not sure shwetha, generally instead of eno salt we add 2 pinches of cooking soda
Ok i wil try this..thank u mam
Shall i try this with only rava not adding extra ingredients….
Wht should be the quantity of water … if the water quantity is more thn ll it affext my rava idli……
I never measured the water quantity. But approximately 1/4 cup of water will be enough.
What is Eno Salt..!! May i add cooking soda..
Eno salt is the one which u get in pharmacy and in super markets too. Generally we use this for indigestion or gastric problems. You can add cooking soda, but not too about the results.
adding cooking soda makes to retain the soda smell when the idly is cooked it happened to me
Very nice blog..
Thanks for this recipes.Last night i tried it it came very yummy and delicious everybody like in my home your recipes.Thanks for sharing this recipes
I followed your recipe and made rava idli for my mom on Mother’s Day and she is so touched. The idli’s are awesome; very soft and fluffy. I followed your recipe to the T.
So happy to know that, thank you