Jul 14, 2011

Vegetable Rava Idli Recipe

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...


Rava /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 - 1 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 ingredients

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. WOW super Rawa Idli..hummm yummm!!


  8. 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!

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

  10. Hello.
    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!

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


  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. Hola!
    Una explicación genial!!
    Una vaporera fantástica.
    Un saludito

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

  19. Hello!!!
    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.


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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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?

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

  25. @shobayes u can use, use a tsp of it

  26. Thanks for this recipe .. I tried your version today and could finally make soft rava idlies .. You have a wonderful collection of recipes well categorised ..


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