Rava Idli Recipe - How to make Rava Idli

Rava Idli Recipe
Rava Idli(Rava Idly) is my fav and I have been enjoying ammas rava idli since my childhood days. She uses baking soda only occasionally still her idlis were soft. Seen her making rava idlis with so much ease and perfection, I havent tried any other sources like the MTR mix or the restaurant ones.
Rava Idly
I have tried this recipe several times and it works like a charm.Give this a try and am sure you will agree with me too :) You can either use ENO fruit salt / baking soda as per your preference.
Rava Idly Recipe

Rava Idli Recipe Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes: around 10
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Rava/Sooji - 1 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1/4 cup packed
Hing(Perungayam) - 1/8 tsp
Water - little less than 1/2 cup (adjust according to consistency)
Cashews - 5 to 6 broken and few whole cashews
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped finely
Baking Soda (or) Eno fruit salt - 3/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch(optional)
Oil - 3 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp


  1. Soak channa dhal in water for 15mins, Set aside. Roast cashews in little ghee till golden brown and keep aside.Reserve few whole cashews too. Set aside.
    How to make rava idli - Step1
  2. Add oil + remaining ghee and add the items under 'to temper' - Allow to splutter then add turmeric powder,hing and carrot and saute until it shrinks and raw smell leaves. Then add rava and roast for 3mins.Cool down for few mins and keep aside.
    How to make rava idli - Step2
  3. Transfer this mixture to curd,add broken cashews, chopped coriander leaves,salt and mix well.Add baking soda / eno fruit salt and mix, it will become frothy. Add water little by little(as required) to form idly batter consistency.After mixing do not let it sit for more time.
    How to make rava idli - Step3
  4. Place each roasted cashew upside down on the idli plate. Pour the batter immediately into the idli moulds and steam it for 5-8 mins. Insert a knife or fork in the middle and check - If it comes out clean then ur idlis are done else steam it for few more mins.Allow it to rest for 5mins then unmould.
    How to make rava idli - Step4
Top it ghee and Serve hot with any chutney of your choice!

Rava Idli Recipe - Restaurant style

My Notes:

Rava Idli

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