Quick Rava Idlis Video by Tarla Dalal

Quick Rava Idlis Video by Tarla Dalal

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Well, you love idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix!


Recipe Description for Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

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Makes 15 idlis
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For The Quick Rava Idli Batter
1 cup semolina (rava / sooji)
1/4 cup curd (dahi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
salt to taste
3/4 tsp fruit salt

Other Ingredients For Quick Rava Idli
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp broken cashew nut (kaju)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
oil for greasing

For Serving With Quick Rava Idli
coconut chutney


For the quick rava idli batter

  1. Combine all ingredients together, except the fruit salt along with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl andmix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

How to proceed to make quick rava idli

  1. Heat the oil and ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cashewnuts, curry leaves, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Pour a little batter into each greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes or till the {span class="bold1"}quick rava idlis{/span} are cooked.

How to pack quick rava idli

  1. Allow the {span class="bold1"}quick rava idlis{/span} to cool completely, pack in an air-tight tiffin box, with the coconut chutney in a separate air-tight box.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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