Thursday, March 3, 2011

Idli (Break fast [Mangalore Cuisine]-----Rava Idli

Masala Rava idli is the dish which can be prepared any time and healthy too.We get very good instant Rava Idli packets also.As everyone must have tried MTR Rava Idli packets which are good.I have read some where that the Rava Idli's are invented by MTR restaurant during second world war when they faced shortage of rice.
I make Rava idli's by scrach  at home which is very easy too.Mainly we need sour curd for this and done any time we can prepare this idli's ,unlike idli's where batter needs to be fermented and need some preparations.

In Bangalore restaurants specially MTR restaurant very tasty and big rava idli's we get.
My grandma makes the one which need urad dal to be soaked and ground,then add semolina in it.that idli's tastes very good too,but they are not instant  one.

  • 1 CUP Rava(Semolina/Midium Suji)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 and 1/2 cup thick beaten curd 
  •  1/8 cup water (see consistency )(optional)
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda/eno powder(optional)
  • seasoning
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp channa dal
  • 1 red chilli broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp broken cashews
  • curry leaves
  • pinch hing
  • garnishing
  • 1-2 green chilies (optional
  • coriander leaves
  • 1"ginger(optional) grated

Take a pan,add ghee and all seasoning ingredients when mustard start spluttering and when dal ,cashews become light brown in color add Rava in it.

In low or medium heat roast rava for 4-5 minutes/till nice aroma comes.
Immediately pour into the mixing bowl and let it be cooled to roomtemperature..

In one small bowl take curd,add salt,green chili,ginger,coriander leaves and mix well.
Add this into rava mix and add little by little  water and keep checking the consistency and mix properly.
You can use some veggies if you want like grated carrots,grated coconut,peas etc.
Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

By that time grease idli stand and put water in the idli cooker/pressure cooker without whistle  amd keep it ready.

After 15 minutes see the rava idli mix and if curd is completely absorbed add little curd/yogurt mix nicely.
If you are using soda/enosalt add now and mix properly and immediately stat pouring into the idli the idli stand into the cooker and let it steam for 10 minutes.check if idli's are cooked.Take out after five minutes.Serve them with coconut green chutney or Bombay sagu,which goes very well with it.


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  2. Earlier my rawa idlis used to come good. But now its not becoming that fluffy . Wonder whats going wrong. I think it must be that I immediately add eno after mixing all ingredients. we should rest it for sometime right? Thats a new point for me. Thanks


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