Friday, May 14, 2010

Vegetable Rava Idly (Instant Version)

Rava idly is a famous dish from Karnataka. I don't know this dish till i ate this in some restaurant at Bangalore. But that time i don't know that is that much famous in that place but just had it like that as it sounds different from normal idly what we make at home. But when i came here, my hubby told that he likes rava idly which he tasted when he use to work there. Then i just gave a trail at home from my friends recipe and would love to add this recipe into my list of breakfast menu. It is somewhat tasting like sooji upma but this idly is tasty along with coconut chutney and sambar.

Ingredients :-

Rava flour/ Sooji - 1 1/2 cup
Yogurt - 1cup
Onions - 1/4 small piece
Green Chillis - 3 ,finely chopped
Ginger - small piece,finely chopped
Tomatoes - 1/2
Capsicum - 1/2
Carrot - 1 small (finely chopped)
Coriander - few leaves
Eno salt
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Chana Dal - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Red chilli - 2
Few Curry leaves


  • In a pan heat oil and to it add the tempering and and when they are fried add the sooji to it and fry till the sooji turns light brown colour and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add some more oil, add onions, carrots, capsicum and then tomatoes and saute it for just 5mins and mix it in the sooji.
  • Now in a separate bowl of yogurt add the chopped chillis, ginger, coriander, salt and mix well and keep it aside.
  • Add this to the sooji and mix it well and by adding little water at a time go on mixing the whole sooji till it is like the idly batter. (not too thick and not too thin)
  • Keep this aside for 30mins-1hr.
  • Now to this add the eno salt just before you want to prep idly and mix well (you can observe bubbles coming as soon as you add eno salt)
  • Take the idly cooker (can be any material either non stick or steel goes with it) and spray oil on each mould and pour the batter in each mould.
  • Steam cook it tell they are soft.
  • Serve it hot with chutney and sambar.

Tips for cooking idly:-

>You can check whether the idly is done or not by inserting a spoon into the idly. The spoon should come out clean if the idlis are done.
>If you feel that the batter is more then you can preserve it for the next day but should not use eno salt in it. Have to add it just before you want to prepare idly.
>If you don't have the idly cooker then you can just steam cook it in some pan by keeping a weight on it.


PranisKitchen said...

gayathri the vegettable rava idli looks so delicious yarr,,very well presentaed really liked it
BTW thanks for visiting my space and i am also rimpressed with ur lovely blog.sure will be frequent vsitor..u r always welcome to our space..

SpicyTasty said...

Vegetable rava idli, that's a interesting recipe. Love the presentation. Bookmarked it. Gotta try it sometime.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very colourful and tempting recipe.Luks Wounderful!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

vegetable rava idli looks tasty, tasty

Jay said...

Hy Gayathri,
Healthy n delicious recipe...would love to have for today's breakfast...very appetizing.

Gouri Guha said...

These idlis are indeed easy to make and healthy...looks very tasty...
Thanks for sharing.


Hi..this is so delicious and healthy, beautiful click too....

Gulmohar said...

Like this's been a while since I had this, since my family prefer the normal one over this :( pic looks tempting

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks so invitiong and decicious.with veggies...simply great..lovely pics..

Annalisa said...

I like this recipe, it sounds new to me, and I love trying new things!Will be visiting your blog every now and then, thanks for visiting mine and for the lovely comment too!

Lady Boheme said...

Hi dear, wonderful look and delicious recipe! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Kisses

sangi said...

rava idli luks perfect Gayathri...never tried with veggies...sounds delicious...tnx 4 sharing

n tnx a lot 4 stopping by 'simply delicious' dear

Angie's Recipes said...

A very interesting and tempting veggie dish.

Parita said...

Idlis look delicious gayathri, i could grab few right now :)

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Hi Gaythri
saw your blog on foodie blog roll today...nice space and great dishes..rava idly looks tempting and yummy..foolowing you


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