Wednesday, December 2, 2020

INSTANT SEMOLINA IDLIS / INSTANT RAVA IDLIS


Rava idli is a popular breakfast recipe from South India, originated from the tiffin centers in Udipi. Unlike the traditional idlis made with rice , urad dal batter which is fermented, these can be instantly made without any advance preparation like soaking and grinding. Rava is sauteed with tempering ingredients, cooled and sour yogurt is added. Adding a little bit of eno is optional which has been adapted by many to give a nice and fluffy texture to the idlis.


Ingredients:
Semolina ...................... 1 and 1/2 cups (or as required)
Sour yogurt .................. 1/2 cup
Eno fruit salt ................ 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice ................. 1 tsp
Salt .............................. to taste
Oil ..............................  3 tbsps
Mustard seeds ............1 tsp
Urad dal .................... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ................. 2 pinches
Curry leaves ............... few (chopped)
Cashew nuts ............... few (broken into pieces)

Method:

1.Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, urad dal and mustard seeds. When they crackle add the cashew pieces and curry leaves. Tip in the semolina, add salt and saute for a minute. Let it cool.





2. After cooling add the whisked yogurt and enough water to get a thick consistency. Set it aside for 10 to 15 minutes. It might thicken on keeping. Add little water and adjust the consistency. Just before making the idlis add the eno and squeeze little lime juice overit. It becomes frothy. Immediately stir it well.




3. Grease the idli moulds with the remaining oil and spoon the batter into them.







4. Steam them for 10 to 12 minutes.







5. Open the cooker after it is cooled.









6. Remove the idlis.  Serve hot with chutney and sambar









Note: The sauteed rava along with the tempering ingredients can be made and stored for convenience. You can also freeze it in zip lock bags.

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This recipe is part of the "A-Z Recipe Challenge" in a facebook group wherein we bloggers come together and choose  key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. The alphabet of the month is S and I have chosen semolina as my ingredient and made these instant idlis. 

36 comments:

  1. Such a delicious breakfast of rava idlis! They are my favorite! Please pass the tray I want some for lunch too.

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  2. Anything that doesn't need fermenting I am ready to try. These instant idli are my kind of idli and so delicious!

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    1. Same here. Instant recipes are really a boon

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  3. Love rava idlis! They taste delicious, and can be made without any prior preparation. Yours look so soft and fluffy.

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  4. Your platter is just making me hungry now.. I love idlis and looks so delicious.

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  5. This rava idly is such a simple recipe and quick when one has no backup options. I like the whole platter here with drumstick sambhar and chutney.

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    1. Yes you are right. Idlis also are my favourite

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  6. Rava idlis are a quick and easy option especially for weekend mornings when you get idli sambhar cravings but there is no batter in hand..The whole platter looks so inviting and craving some hot piping sambhar and idlis ..

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    1. I also like such handy options when you have visitors.Thanks for liking.

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  7. What a quick fix breakfast! I am just wondering if there is anything I can use instead of the Eno. They look really soft and fluffy and an apt weekend meal...

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    1. Rafeeda, you can add a pinch or two of baking soda.

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  8. Rava idli is usually life saver when we are running out of normal idly dosa batter. So quick and simple to make. I usually add some veggies to it. Please pass the plate.

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    1. I will try adding veggies next time.Thanks

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  9. I always love rava idlis over the normal idlis. These are flavourful, tasty and can be made quickly without much strain. I loved your version of Rava idli.

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    1. Thanks for liking them. My personal preference is normal idlis.

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  10. Simply love how easy it is to make nutritious and healthy idlis for breakfast or as snack option. I love rava idli and sometimes add veggies to make them wholesome.

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    1. Yes Mayuri, good idea of adding some veggies to make them wholesome.Thanks dear

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  11. This idli is a lifesaver when you forget to make idli batter. Also, since the flavour and texture are different, it alleviates the boredom of the regular idli as well. :)

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    1. Yes Aruna, this was a lifesaver for us in Brazil where we did not get any lentils.

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  12. Rava idlis are a favourite at my place. They make such a quick nutritious breakfast ! Love the entire platter. Looks very inviting.

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  13. Instant Breakfast recipes made at home are always welcome! These recipes are a life saver on busy days or when you are really tired and yet want to feed home cooked meal for the family. Idli with its essential accompaniments look inviting.

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    1. Yes Vidya. You are right. Even for me they were a life saver as we did not get Indian lentils there.

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  14. our go-to breakfast if the normal Idli/Dosa batter isnt ready for the week.. they look so soft and fluffy !

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  15. Rava idlis with sambar and accompaniment looks absolutely delicious. Such Instant recipes are such a saver on days when we run of breakfast ideas.

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  16. Rava idli's are my favorite, this is really such easy and quick recipe. I usually add sometime coriander leves in my idlis. Yours looks so soft and fluffy. Love to eat with sambar and ketchup :)

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    1. Thanks for liking . Coriander leaves must be adding extra flavour to the idlis. good idea.

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  17. Rava idli is my all time favorite. Your idlis with a bowl of sambar looks so good.

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