Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney



Manoj loves idli's and would have it for any meal, but I'm not very fond of it. I also find the whole process of making the batter a big headache and too much work, its just one of those things I don't like to do even if its so simple. That's why I love this recipe. Noted it a couple of months ago from the book, Curried Favors and I've made it every week since.
Completely hassle free and the idlis are soft and has great flavor.






Rava Idli
Ingredients:
1 cup fine rava/ semolina/ cream of wheat
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped
1 tbs oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup plain yogurt, slightly sour
2-4 tbs water or as required

Method:
Grease the idli pans and keep aside.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal. When the seeds begin to pop add the green chillies and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add the rava and fry for 5 mins on medium high heat till golden.
Remove from heat, add the salt and baking soda and mix well. Set aside to cool.
Just before making the idlis, mix in the yogurt. Set aside for two minutes.
If the batter is too thick add a few tbs of water. The batter should be thick and must settle into the depressions easily.
Steam for 10-12 minutes till done.
Serve hot with chutney and/or sambar.

Coconut Chutney
This is just a simple chutney that I make often.


Ingredients:
1/2 cup (tightly packed) fresh grated coconut
2 red chillies or to taste
1 tsp chopped ginger
a tiny piece of tamarind
2 small red pearl onions
salt to taste
water

Method:

Grind all the ingredients together with a little water to a slightly coarse paste.
Heat for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave.

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My entry to 'WYF:Breakfast' hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food.


46 comments:

  1. Wow! Rava Idli looks real great. Very tempting.

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  2. Wow looks so good and fluffy .. looks comforting with coconut chutney.. I am hungry seeing ur platter,

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  3. The idli looks soft n fluffy. loved it with chutney. Very quick n easy recipe.

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  4. Those Idlys look so light and airy.

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  5. OMG Poornima, this a great and easiest of the recipes I have ever seen. Just loved it so much. Never knew idlis can be made so much easily.

    amazing!!

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  6. i too tried it once and yours came out so good and fluffy too

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  7. nice click poornima...do chk my last post for a set of awards to u...

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  8. woww..amazing snap as usual Poornima.. :)

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  9. that's a yummy breakfast platter :)

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  10. Idli looks so soft...xllnt presentation too!!!
    perfect entry for the event!

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  11. nice soft and fluffy looking idlis looks so tempting with that coconut chutney. yummy.

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  12. I have seen and made rava Idlis before..but this is totally a new recipe and perfect shaped Idlis..and the tempering plus yogurt , my gosh can imagine the flavour..a must try Poorni !!

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  13. Hmm.looks gr8.i too make the same way..chutney is new to me..will soon give a try :)

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  14. Fluffy idlis and authentic chutney. Poornima keep rocking.

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  15. Now i want to make this tomorrow,looks so fluffy

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  16. Now i want to make this tomorrow,looks so fluffy

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  17. Looks so delicious...thanks for participating

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  18. Idli and chutney looks lovely! Always a comforting meal! And your page is working fine..I'm able to scroll with scrollbar now :)

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  19. Hi Poornima,
    Seriously this is a hassle free method :) wow!no jhanjhat at all,
    The idlis look spongy and as good as the regular ones... thanks so much for sharingthis one,shall make idlis this way sometime soon :)
    Enjoy the sunday dear!
    TC

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  20. Rava idlis looks great. Very tempting. Perfect entry.

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  21. Rava idly looks so tempting. want to have that plate for my BF now:)

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  22. Wow the idlis look so soft and the chutney yummy. You set a yearning for home made idlis in me.
    Thanks for sharing the Kreative Blogger award with me, I finally managed to post about it...

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  23. Rava Idlis have come out perfect! coconut chutney looks delectable, never made using onions, will try your method next time, thanks

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  24. Rava idli looks soft and fluffy Poornima, delicious combo, prefect pair!

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  25. I only eat rava idly when I go out(Not made at home!) Your idlies look good :)

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  26. Wow, I love rava idli but have always made with ready mix. Will try your recipe. Sound simple and yummy. :)

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  27. Looks so perfect... nice entry :)

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  28. Looks perfect and tempting !

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  29. aww..this is one thing I miss most after coming here..I havent had idlis since then..lol..u can guess why..such lazy bum I am..:D..but this sounds so good da..I am sure to try this..have seen Rava idlis before..but was kinda apprehensive how the rava would taste in idli form..not like our usual batter no..but this seems to have all the good things with tempering.Thanks da.!

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  30. Yummmy dish dear.. Check my blog for awards and tags..!:)

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  31. I have never tried rava idli...Im not a fan of idli, but urs looks so soft and fluffy...would be making it this weekened if time allows:)thx for the recipe....I really loved the look of it...

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  32. I don't like Idlies too! and if I have to eat its just Rava Idlies :-) I generally use a Ready Mix, but your recipe is great.. Will definitely try it out and let you know. The idlies look so spongy :-)

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  33. Pls check now for the awards, now i have reposted..! Sorry for the mistake dears..!

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  34. have never tried rava idlis ..now i have a recipe!! they look great
    and the red chutney!!! i love it!

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  35. I'm not fond of idli but this sure looks delicious and easy.

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  36. Rava idlies look perfect with the chutney. They dont always come out good for me.Will try your version sometime.

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  37. U hve nice nd lovely blog...

    Those idlis look light,airy and
    delicious.

    Do peep into my blog when u have time...

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  38. nice entry for the event....collect ur awards from my blog

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  39. wow i've never made rava idlis and these are so easy!!

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  40. That looks like an easy recipe...looks so soft too..:)

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  41. I could eat this morning, noon, and night... It's so sad I didn't get to grow up eating them... Looks so good!

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  42. Hi poornima....
    This idly of urs has been in my mind ever since i saw it and finally i made it today.....Cant belive how easy it was to make this...this is my forst idly ever...never made one before!!!it doesant taste like rava one.......it was super duper tasty...my son and myself liked it alot and had alot in the morning:).....I have passed on the recipe to my sis as well just afer i had it.....Thanks for sharing:)...
    Hugs,
    shab.

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