Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rava Idli / Steamed Semolina Cake

We all love Idlis, but what if you don’t have batter in home. Here is a quick fix using semolina/rava, since this batter needs no fermentation process. Semolina/Rava Idli is a very popular south Indian breakfast dish. It is very simple to prepare and it is healthy too. Try this semolina/rava Idli in home, which will sure please you with its soft and fluffy texture.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 45 mins

Semolina/Rava/Sooji – 1 cup
Curd – ½ cup
Carrot – ¼ cup
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Onion – ½ cup
Salt to taste
Water – ½ cup (adjust according to the batter consistency)
To temper:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Chana dal – ½ tsp
Curry leaves - few

1. Heat oil in non-stick skillet, Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Add onions and saute till it turns translucent. Add carrots and give a good mix.
2. In a bowl, Take semolina/rava, Add curd, baking soda, salt and the carrot mixture to it. Add water little by little and form a batter.

3. Grease the idli moulds with oil and pour the batter in it. Steam for about 10 – 12 mins. Remove it and serve hot.