Jul 14, 2011

Rawa Idli

Rawa Idli
Hai Guys I have a good news to share with you..I have been selected as the “Chef of the week” in erecipe.com..I am really excited about that..Please check it..Todays recipe is gonna be the southindian famous Rawa idlis..Idli is a a staple breakfast dish in south India..It is a steamed rice dumbling that is usually served with chutneys or sambar..You could defintely see this dish in any wedding over here...Making of idli need several procedure like soaking of rice and dals for hours and then grinding it up and letting it to ferment over night...But there is a easy idli dish that can be made with semolina.It hardly takes 15-20 min to make.Hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think...


Rawa /Sooji/Semolina-1 cup
Curd-1 cup
Rice Flour-1/2 cup
Water as required
Onion-1 chopped
Carrot-1 grated
Beans-3 chopped finely
Green chilli-2 chopped
Ginger-1 tblspn minced
Curry leaves-1 spring
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Baking Soda-2 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn
Coriander leaves-3 tblspn


In a mixing bowl add rawa,rice flour,salt,curd and mix well.Add in water as per needed and mix well.This should be a medium consistency batter(Not so thick,Not so thin).Set this aside for 15 min.

Heat oil in a kadai and add in mustard and cumin seeds and let it crackle.Add in ginger and curry leaves.

Add in onion,carrots,beans and mix well.Let it cook for 3 min.

Add this to the batter and mix well.Add in lots of coriander leaves and mix well.

Add in baking soda and beat well till it gets foamy and mixed in.

Add a tblspn of the batter into well oiled idli stand or any small bowls and steam it for 10 mins…

When it is cooked,remove it with a spoon and place it in a insulated box.

Serve hot with any chutney or sambar...


Grab ur ingrediants

add rawa,rice flour,salt curd in a bowl and mix it..Pour in water and mix well..

Crackle mustard seeds,cumin,chilli,ginger,curry leaves,onions,veggies and saute well

Add this into batter and mix well.Add in coriander leaves and mix well...Add in baking soda and mix well...

Pour this in idli stand or any steam it till done..

Idlis steaming in the traditional idli cooker




Vatsala. said... Best Blogger Tips

I can have it any time. Your's look yummy.
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Pamela said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi!! Just beautiful!! I'll give it a try one of these days. big hugs

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Look yummy! gloria

Mari said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, this looks absolutely delicious!! I will try to make some at home, hopefully it will look as delicious.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said... Best Blogger Tips

Hearty Congos on the award!! :)
The idlis look beautiful n healthy.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said... Best Blogger Tips

Hearty Congos on the award!! :)
The idlis look beautiful n healthy.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

These looks yummy....congrats on being selected..:)

La cuina de l'Eri said... Best Blogger Tips

I've seen the web erecipe.com. Delicious with ingredients that carries the recipe.

DD said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW looks fantastic!!!!
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Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW super Rawa Idli..hummm yummm!!


Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect Aarthi. Looks yummy.

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a-man said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for this insight: For me as a european it is a quite exotic vision to have such a mixture of intense spices and rice for breakfast (when I got that right). The recipe looks delicious!

Hovkonditorn said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really good!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking idli

mia xara said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations for your selection, Aarthi! Your dish looks absolutely delicious!XO

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy my fav anytime

Pilar said... Best Blogger Tips

I do not know what surprised me blogging someone who lives so far ...
I appreciate the love in your words to my Blog. Soon it will be a year that I have.
These "pancakes" I love them. And my attention where they are baked casserole. Typical is it there?.
A kiss from Spain!

Manderley said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi!!
Your blog is very interesting, so maybe we can exchange recipes, if you want.


Akane said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on being selected as the Chef of the week!
Thanks for visiting my blog (Albahaca y Canela), I'm glad you like the things I cook and bake :)
I've been reading your latest posts and I love your recipes. These Rawa Idli looks delicious, I'll try it!

Teresa en "Casa Tere" said... Best Blogger Tips

Me gusta mucho tu blog y la comida hindú, voy a probar muchas de las recetas que tienes pero tendré que apañarme para sustituir el aparato que usas para hacer las tortitas al vapor. Ya me he hecho seguidora, espero que tu tambien te hagas seguidor de mi blog.
Un saludo

Carolina said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Aarthi.
First at all say you thank you for visiting my blog.
I,ve benn looking yours and i like what i saw.
I'll follow you and put your blog on my blog list.
I'd like you to follow mine.
This recipe looks interesting and of course yummy.
Excuse for my English but i´ve not practiced many time ago.
Kisses from Canary Islands.

La Lady said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm looking at your recipes and I love, so I think lunch of Indian origin and there is plenty probocan yours that my curiosity has been a revelation!
I follow you.

dwidlebug said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Aarthie,
thank you for visiting my blog, and congratulation of being selected! yaawww....!

Mijú said... Best Blogger Tips

Una explicación genial!!
Una vaporera fantástica.
Un saludito

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love rava idli.. Can have this back to back for every meal :)

ALIMENTA said... Best Blogger Tips

Que blog tan interesante! me quedo aquí ya que me encanta ver y saber de recetas de otras partes del mundo!

Muchas gracias por venir a mi blog y hacerte seguidora.

Tienes muy buenas recetas.


LA COCINERA DE BETULO said... Best Blogger Tips

Enhorabuena por ser nombrada "Chef de la semana".
Estas tortitas se ven muy buenas, esa olla que tienes para hacerlas va muy bien.

Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

A huge congrats to you for being chosen chef of the week! Your idilis look so tasty!

brandyc.garth@gmail.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Remarkable! I made it for my mom and she loved it thanks! She also admired the recipes that I’ve got from www.gourmandia.com and www.Everything-cake.com That I’ve made for her these sites are certainly amazing!

Aswathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Arati,

I tried making this with Rava and Carrot.But the idli was not at all soft..Can you tell me why it happened so?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AswathyDid you add baking soda

kalai vani said... Best Blogger Tips

Y r we using rice flour here

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@kalai vaniIt hold the idly together.

shoba said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi can I use eno instant of baking soda? If yes what's the measurement? Thanks

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shobayes u can use, use a tsp of it