Thursday, October 2, 2008

Soft Rava Idli





Both my kids love rava idli, so this is a no-struggle breakfast or dinner at my place. It's also easy to sneak in some grated veggies. I have added just grated carrots in the idlis shown in the picture. You can also add finely chopped spinach or grated zucchini.

Ingredients :

Sooji / Cream of wheat - 1 cup
Beaten yogurt - 1 cup
Eno salt - 1.5 spoons
Salt to taste
Grated carrots - 1 cup
Channa daal - 1 spoon
Urad daal - 1 spoon
Roasted cashew pieces - handful
Mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing.


Method :

Mix sooji, yogurt, salt and carrots. Add some water if required. The batter should be of thick consistency. Let it sit for a minimum of one hour atleast. In little oil, pop mustard seeds, add channa daal, urad daal, curry leaves and hing and fry till the daals are golden brown. Add this to the batter. Add roasted cashews also. 5 minutes before cooking add 1.5 spoons eno salt and mix well. If you don't see the batter fluffing up, add some more eno salt. Pour the batter in idli mould and steam it for 15 - 20 minutes. If you soak for atleast an hour the idlis turn out to be very soft.

Goes well with idli powder or chutney.

14 comments:

DEESHA said...

I love it too .. that looks really yum

Priya said...

Mouthwatering Idlis Vibaas.. they looks awesome...

Adlak's tiny world said...

good idea of stuffing the veg in idli for kids. I too have this recepi in the name of spicy idli in my blog.

Sangeeth said...

oh your idlys are orange...is it the carrot that is giving this colour to it? good one

Bhawana said...

idlis looking very delicous :). craving for them now :D.

Vibaas said...

Thanks y'all. Sangeeth, yes, the orange colour is from the carrots.

Uma said...

adding carrots made the idlies more healthy. looks so soft and delicious.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Uma!

Mrs.Kannan said...

Your idlis looks great in color,Mine always will be white in color and i always use store bought readymade mix,I should try this one i guess.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Mrs.Kannan. Carrots give the beautiful colour to the idlis :-) I used to buy the MTR mix too. Sometimes i felt they had a stale smell and i started making them at home and it is really too easy.

Nidhi said...

I too love the rava idli. Carrots have given a lovely orange tinge to the idlis!

Vibaas said...

Thanks Nidhi!

Malar Gandhi said...

Creem of Wheat(for rawa idly)sounds so healthy to me! I got to try this...will let you know how it turned out to me!!

Vibaas said...

thx Malar!

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