Friday, October 12, 2012

Rava idli-- a guest post

Hello everyone! Today I welcome my fourth guest on this space. Her name is Sherin, who is a doctor by profession. She has a nice blog at Kuk's Kitchen. Do visit her space to see more of her yummy recipes. Today she is sharing rava idli which is my personal favourite too. Read on in her own words about her and the dish.


I'm Sherin, aka kukku. A doctor by profession. I came in to cooking because of the people
around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My
husband is my pillar of support and my son ( 3 1/2 yr old) is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I started cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

As the great Adelle Davis once said:”Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner
like a pauper.”

In our household weekends are times to experiment in the kitchen-lab . I frequently try new
recipes, most of them quick and easy to make. I like recipes were a staple dish is given a
twist, like rava idli or Steamed semolina cake. A recipe posted by my dear facebook friend
Priya on her page inspires it.

1 – Rava / semolina -1 cup
2 - Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / uzhunnu -1 tsp
3 - Dried red chillies - 2
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
4 – Salt to taste
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
5 - Yogurt-1 1/3 cup
Water – 1 /4 cup
6 - Oil-1 tbs


- Grease the idli pans and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.
- When the seeds begin to pop add broken red chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder and
saute for half a minute.
- Add rava, mix well and saute for 2 mins on medium high heat till rava turns golden brown in
- Remove from heat, add the salt and baking soda and mix well. Set aside to cool.
- 5 minutes before making the idlis, mix in the yogurt. Set aside for 5 minutes. If the batter is
too thick add water. The batter should be resemble idli batter.
- Steam for 10-12 minutes till done.


- Use slightly sour natural yogurt for a better taste.
- If using roasted rava, skip sautéing rava in pan.
- For a white idli, omit turmeric powder.
- Best served hot with a hot cup of tea and tomato-coconut chutney


Thank you Sherin for yummy rava idli. I am going to make these for sure. What about you friends? Don't you like this yummy dish.

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  1. Thanks Meena and Sherin for yummy rava idli recipe. It would make a great breakfast dish and tea time snack.

  2. Nice post.. Love rava idly.. Neat presentation..

  3. Wonderful rava idli. Kudos to Sherin and Meena both.

    Today's recipe:

  4. yummy idli.. nice presentation..

  5. I would like to have this idlis rite now for my breakfast,inviting..Awesome guest post.

  6. nice post and loved the idlis...

  7. loved the post..nice soft and delicious idli..thanks Meena and Shirin for the post!

  8. Yummy idlis...Thnx for sharing ...

  9. Thank you Meena for letting me do the guest post. U have a great space here dear.

    Thanks for the wonderful comments dearies.

  10. these are so good for breakfast...delicious idlis...Thanks Sherin and Meena

  11. I like these more than the normal idlis because they are light and more spongy or probably because in my house the rice ones are not made as frequently as these.

  12. Thanks to both of you,delicious breakfast,looks super yum

  13. Delicious rava idli hats off to Meena and Sherin for this wonderful post.

  14. Those idlis look superb!! Love them. Nice to meet you Sherin :-)

  15. wow looks so yummy and delicious..

  16. Thanks dearies for the lovely comments for the both of us.


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