Rava or sooji idli

Idlis are my favorite. But when i don’t have time to prepare rice idli and want something quick for myself i have rava idlis. Rava idli is an another form of South Indian idli. This is a specialty of Karnataka. Best part is that it needs no grinding, soaking and fermentation. Rava idlis goes well with sambhar.

Servings: 4

Rava idli

Rava idli


Rava or sooji :  1 cup

Dahi : 1/2 cup

Salt: to taste

Water: 3-4 tbsp

Rai or mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp

Chana dal: 1 tbsp

Jeera : 1/4 tsp

Cashew nuts or kaju: 8- 10 chopped

Coriander: 2 tbsp chopped

Green chili : 1 chopped

Oil: 1 tbsp

Soda: 1/2 tsp


1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add rai, jeera, chana dal,kaju and saute.

2. Add green chili, coriander and saute.

3. In a mixing bowl put sooji. Add the mixture in it which we have prepared in step 2.

4. Add dahi, salt and soda and a little water and mix well. Let it rest for half an hour.

5. Now grease idli mould. Pour the batter in mould and steam it for 12-15 minutes.

6. Remove idlis from mould and serve with sambhar and coconut chutney.



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