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Aug 4, 2014

Instant Wheat Rava Idli Recipe / Gothumai Rava Idli Recipe / Broken Wheat Idli Recipe

In my house, breakfast is the big thing. I make quite a healthy and filling breakfast daily. I believe in the fact that you should eat like a king in the morning. Most of the time it will be healthy idlies, dosa, pongal, upma and stuffs like that..

Recently i have started experimenting with idlies, since hubby loves them. I have posted them here, you can check out my ragi idli, thinai idli, rava idli, oats idli..This one is another addition to my idli list..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 8 to 10 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Wheat Rava / Gothumai Rava - 2 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Eno Fruit Salt - 1 tsp (if using baking soda, use 1/2 tsp)
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Oil for greasing idli moulds

For Tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 1 finely chopped
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp


Take broken wheat in a blender and run it once or twice till it is a little fine.

Take that in a bowl, add curd, salt, water, coriander leaves and mix well.

Now make tempering by heating oil and add all the ingredients given in the list and let it sizzle for a min.

Pour this over the idli batter and mix well.

Add in some more water and mix well till it is correct consistency.

Now add in the eno fruit salt or baking soda and mix.

Now grease some oil in idli steaming plates. pour idli batter in it, dont over fill it. Steam it for 8 to 10 mins.

Remove it and let it cool for 5 mins. Now dip a spoon in some water and release the idlies.

Serve with chutney or your choice..

since my rava was a little coarse, i took that
in a blender

pulsed it few times till it is finer

now transfer that in a bowl, add in curd

add in water

add some salt

heat oil in a tadka pan

add in mustard

add in urad dal


some chopped chillies

a little turmeric

pour this over the mix

love the hint of colour which the turmeric
gives the idlies

mix well

add in coriander leaves


look how the rava absorbed the water

add more water

the batter should be little thick, not too thick

add in baking soda or eno fruit salt

mix mix mix

take idli steaming plates

drizzle some oil

grease it well

all greased

take spoonful of batter 

pour it in

dont overfill the moulds

place it in steaming pot

and steam


now dip spoons in water

release the sides 
tada , so soft and so healthy



  1. Delicious and lovely looking rava idlis. Excellent texture in colour.

  2. Made these idlis today. Soft and tasty. I added curry leaves. Thanks

  3. Does wheat rawa means dalia in hindi?

  4. Hi Aarthi,

    Great job on the blog I'm loving all your recipes and trying them one by one. Today I tried this idli hoping it'll turn out awesome as it looks here. Unfortunately for some reason my idlis just kind of spread all over the idli plate and didn't stay in shape. Any idea what could be the reason? I put 1tsp baking soda as I didn't have eno salt. Could it be the reason? The taste was still good I just scooped it out and had it like upma ;)


  5. @PreeyaYes that is the reason. add less baking soda.

  6. Can I use wheat flour n raw a flour separately cause can't find wheat raws flour here

  7. Can I make without baking soda or fruit salt?

  8. @AnonymousIf you dont use these, it will make your idlies dense.

  9. If we use sour curd vl it be soft? Dnt want to use baking soda cos of kids...any idea to make it less dense da?

  10. @aarthi dhanrajeven though u use curd, u have to add little soda or little eno fruit salt to make it soft.

  11. Arathy -Can I use normal rava for this purpose. Onemmore thing, what is wheat rava?

  12. @Silpa Vinodyes u can use normal sooji, wheat rava is wheat which is powdered like sooji

  13. Can I assume there is actually no rava/sooji in this recipe? It's wheat idli? Please advise if normal atta flour can be used in this recipe.

    Love your rava idlis which are a delight to the palate!

  14. @Anonymousno u cannot use atta flour, u have to use sooji

  15. Super mam ..I try dis today super...I like ur blog very much...

  16. Better than a watching a video. Very beautifully presented.


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