Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rava Idly

Rava Idly / Semolina Idly is a kind of Idly served in TamilNadu restaurants. It is much easier to prepare and a delicacy to serve along with sambar or tomato chutney.
I tried making this Rava Idly many times and failed to get that fluffiness. I got something like uppuma:)
Then got the recipe from a old magazine. They insist on grinding urid dhal.Many people do not use urid dhal. But it gives a wonderful texture and it resembles much like original Idly.


Rava - 2 1/2 cup
urid dhal - 1/2 cup
curd - 1/2 cup
water - 1 cup
To temper:
oil - 2 tbsp
cashew - 10
ginger - 1 inch
green chilli - 2
mustard - 1 tsp
channa dhal - 1 tbsp.
curry leaf - 1 brig
cilantro - a handful
salt - 1 1/2 tsp

Soak the urid dhal for 1 hour.
Dry roast the rava till you get a nice aroma.
Grind the urid dhal to a fine paste and mix it with the rava along with salt, curd and yeast.
I didn't have a sour curd, so I added a pinch of yeast to the batter for fermentation. There is no need to add yeast during summer. Do not add a lot of water.
The consistency should be like a pan cake mix / urid dhal vadai batter.
Keep it inside oven or any warm place and let it ferment for 8 hours.
Just before making idly, we need to add the tempering.
Chop the green chilli, cilantro, ginger and curry leaves.
Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil .Add the channa dhal and mustard.
Let the mustard crackle.
Then add the cashews , chopped green chilli, cilantro, curry leaves and ginger.
Fry them for a while and mix it with the fermented batter.
Coat the idly vessel with little oil and pour the batter.
Steam cook the idly for 10 minutes (Do not put 'cooker-weight' if you are using a pressure cooker).
Take the idly vessel out , keep it out and scoop the Rava idly after 2 minutes .
Rava Idly is ready.

Serving suggestions:

We can microwave the idly before serving.
Serve Rava idly hot with tomato chutney or sambar.
Makes 14 fluffy Rava idly.

Rava Idly has black gram (Urid dhal) . So it goes to Legume affair hosted by Srivalli and Susan.


Varsha Vipins said...

Coincidence..Malar posted the same now..:P
Lovely idli VIki..:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Eeeeei Sweet heart same pinch! What a coinsidence...we both posted rawa idly!!! Nice idlies...

sriharivatsan said...

Looks fluffy dear...Have to give a try..

Swapna said...

This sounds easy & tasty.. Looks great.
You may like this in my blog.

Cham said...

This one sounds different and looks so good...

Premyscakes said...

Looks yummy. will give a try for sure.

Neha said...

Nice idli's. I too ake rava idly ,once a month only, but hey come market like only, without urad daal too. can check out..


sounds good with urad dal!new to me and looks good too!

Jaishree said...

Looks yummy n great...

Adlak's tiny world said...

Our family's favrt idli.. looking nice and fluffy.

Vij said...

Lovely idlies! yummy! looks so yummy.

vidhas said...

Nice idly. I make it in a differetn way, next time i will follow this. i used to add carrot in this

Jhanani said...

Hi Viki,

Last saturday, i made rava idly. But it came very hard. I didn't add yeast, as I had sour curd and also, I used coarse rava. is it a problem?

Viki's Kitchen said...

Hi Janani , I made the same way above. I got it fluffy.
I used coarse rava only.
Grease the idly plate before pouring.

Jhanani said...

Let me try this weekend again. Thx for the reply.