Instant Rava Idli: A Wholesome Delight for Your Palate

Instant Rava Idli: A Wholesome Delight for Your Palate

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Step into the world of South Indian cuisine with a dish that effortlessly combines simplicity, nutrition, and taste - Rava Idli. Unlike traditional idlis, these steamed semolina cakes require no fermentation, making them a perfect choice for a quick, wholesome meal. Join us as we unravel the secrets of crafting the perfect Instant Rava Idli in your kitchen.   


  • 1 Cup semolina (rava)
  • 1 Cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, cilantro), finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp urad dal (black gram)
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a Deep pan or Kadhai, add Mustard seeds and Urad dal. Once the seeds splutter, add finely chopped vegetables and sauté until they are slightly tender.
  2. In the same Pan, add semolina and roast until it turns light golden brown. Allow it to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine roasted semolina, yogurt, water, and the sautéed vegetable mixture. Mix well to form a thick batter. Add salt to taste.
  4. Allow the batter to rest for 15 - 20 minutes. This helps the semolina absorb the liquid, resulting in softer idlis.
  5. Just before steaming, add baking soda to the batter and mix gently. Ensure that the batter has a smooth consistency.
  6. Grease the idli molds and pour the batter into each mold. Steam the idlis for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the idlis to cool for a few minutes before unmolding. Serve them warm with your favorite chutney or sambar.

Instant Rava Idli is a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire, offering the perfect blend of convenience and traditional flavor. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe promises a plateful of warm, spongy idlis that will surely become a family favorite. So, don your apron, embrace the aromas of South India, and treat yourself to the wholesome goodness of Instant Rava Idli. Happy cooking!

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