Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rava Idli




'Rava Idli' is a specialty breakfast item in Karnataka.To make Rava Idlis you don't have to plan ahead soak,grind and ferment.You can make them instantly if you have all the ingredients.
This is interesting... (I didn't know about the invention.My son who is a Wikipedia fan showed me this) Rava Idli was invented by Mavalli Tiffin Rooms(MTR)a famous restaurant chain in Bangalore. During World War II, when rice which is the staple item used in idli was in short supply, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms experimented in making idli using semolina and hence Rava Idli was invented.


Ingredients:

Semolina/Uppitt rava(coarse)- 2 cups
(Don't use Bansi rava)
Yogurt- 4 cups
(I use home made with whole milk)
Coconut(grated)- 2 tbsp
Green chillies(chopped finely)- 3-4
Ginger(grated)-1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves- 3-4
Coriander leaves(cut)-3 tbsp
Shredded carrots- 1 tsp
Peas- 1 tsp
Tomato(sliced)-1
Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp

For seasoning:

Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Channa dal- 1tsp
Cashews- 2 tbsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp


Method:


Heat oil in a pan.Add Mustard seeds.After it splutters,add urad dal,chana dal,cashews,curry leaves,Ginger grated,pepper powder,green chillies.Add Semolina/rava to this seasoning and fry till light brown until you get the aroma.
Let it cool down.
Take 4 cups of yogurt,beat a little.Add the rava,bakingpowder/soda,coconut,coriander leaves,salt to this.Mix well,let the batter sit for 20-30 mins.
Grease Idli plates with oil.Place tomato slices,grated carrots and peas.Now pour the batter to all the idli plates.Then place this idli stand in a pressure cooker and cook for 10-12 minutes.Serve with coconut chutney or chutney powder.





In the restaurants in Bangalore,Rava Idli's are served with vegetable sagu,chutney and a small cup of ghee.

8 comments:

Happy cook said...

Idli looks really yummy.
And so soft.

Vanamala said...

I too add carrots ..looks lovely and nice pics

anudivya said...

I love extra cashews in mine, but not tomatoes... they make my idlis mushy. But nothing beats the color it lends. very pretty.

Pechos said...

Hey, I made a blogspot for all about mustangs and their mods! I'm new to this and would just like some feedback :/ mind stopping by and leaving me a comment? www.pechos-mustangs.blogspot.com Thanks a lot!

~Barbi said...

mmmm that should be delicious

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Sneha said...

Hey Rupa! Idli's look yummy!!! I dont even like idlis, but rava idlis are an exception!
I am just curious to know if you could use idli rava instead of semolina? Would it still be as soft???

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