Semolina is known as rava in Tamil and suji in Hindi. Rava idli is one of my family’s favourite breakfast. I follow the famous Mrs Mallika Badhrinath’s recipe for rava idli. It is a fool proof recipe and I have shared this many of my friends.
I have tried many variations with this basic recipe and I have never been disappointed with my attempts. This is one such variation from my kitchen. It’s more healthier and wholesome as ragi and oats are added along with rava and can be made instantly:)
Rava( semolina)- 1/2 cup
Oats- 1/4th cup
Ragi- 1/4th cup
Yogurt- 3/4th cup
Water- 1/4th cup
Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Chana dal- 1 tsp
Hing- 1/4 th tsp
Cashew nuts- 1 tbsp
Cooking soda- 1/8th tsp
Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tbsp
Grated carrots- 8 tbsp
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal, cashew nuts and hing.Sauté till the dal becomes golden.
Switch off the gas. Add rava, ragi and oats and mix well.
Now add well beaten yogurt to this and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix again. Let it rest for 10 mins.
Heat water in a steamer. Grease Idli plates, top it with a tbsp of grated carrots and keep it ready.
Once the water starts steaming, add cooking soda and 1/4th cup of water to the batter and mix well. Batter will become light and frothy.
Pour the batter into greased Idli plates and steam for 12-15 mins or till done.
Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot with hot, spicy sambar or chutney:)