Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 8 mins
Makes : 8 to 10 idlies
Rava / Sooji – 1 cup
Plain Yogurt / Curd – 3/4 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Baking Soda or Cooking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Whole Cashews as needed
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi – a pinch
Dry Red Chilli or Green Chillies – 1 chopped
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Take sooji and yogurt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for 5 mins.
Now add in water to reach the perfect thick consistency. Add salt and mix well. Set aside.
Make seasoning, by heating some oil and crackling in the spices. mix well..Pour it into the batter and mix well.
Add little baking soda and mix well.
Now grease idli plate lightly with oil and place cashews in the center. Spoon batter in and steam cook for 5 to 8 mins.
Now remove the plates and remove the idlies carefully using a spoon.
Serve hot with chutney.
|Take sooji in a bowl|
|add thick unsour yogurt|
|mix well and set aside for 5 mins|
|now you can see the sooji has got nice and thick|
|mix till it reaches the perfect consistency|
|now make seasoning, heat oil in a pan|
|add mustard seeds|
|add urad dal|
|add in dry red chillies or chopped green chillies|
|add in some curry leaves|
|add in some asafoetida|
|add some turmeric powder|
|pour it in|
|just before you make idli, add some baking soda|
|mix really well|
|grease idli plates|
|place a cashew in the center|
|soon some batter|
|now it is done|