Rava Idli

Special thanks to my FB friend Grishma Ravi for this wonderful,fluffy and perfect Rava idli recipe!! We liked it very much !! So sharing the recipe  with all of you !! Hope you all like this !!

2 cup bombay rava / semolina
2-3 green chillies
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp grated ginger
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp bengalgram dal/ chana dal
1/2 cup chopped beans and carrot
Chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup Cashew nuts
4-5 cups curds
ENO fruitsalt 2 packets (total 10 gms)
Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard seeds,bengalgram dal,chopped curry leaves,green chillies,ginger and fry for 3-4 mins
  • Add rava and roast on a low flame till nice aroma comes and  remove from the flame
  • When it comes to room temperature add 2 cups curds ,salt to taste and mix well
  • After 5 mins add the remaining 2 cus curds ,chopped carrot,beans,cashewnuts,coriander leaves  and mix
  • If the batter is too thick add some more curd(dont add water)
  • Grease the idli mould with oil
  • Heat the steamer and keep ready
  • Quickly add the ENO fruit salt to the batter and mix properly
  • Pour the batter in greased moulds and steam for 20-25 mins
  • Dontoverfill the moulds as it may rise a bit
  • Serve hot idlis with chutney,sambar or vegetable saagu


  1. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe with us. These days idli making is easy with the , wet grinderbut, traditional idli making has another level of taste.


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