Idli Varieties

Rava idly


Rava Idly is a version of South Indian Breakfast – Idly, made with rava (semolina). This breakfast is a specialty of Karnataka state & henceforth this dish will be available more in Udupi restaurants. In Karnataka State this dish is famous in name of Rave Idly. Rave idly can go best with Coconut chutney. A spoon of ghee poured over the rave idly will make its taste authentic.


[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Rava – 1 cup
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Carrots – 1 nos {finely chopped)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp (Rai / Kadaka)
  • Urad Dal – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – very little (I used 5 to 6 leaves)
  • Coriander Leaves – Very little (I used 3 stems)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • Soda powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste




  • Heat kadai, add oil & mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  • Then add to it chopped ginger & chopped carrots & sauté for 2mins.
  • Now add rava to it & sauté well. The rava should be fried well.
  • Switch off the flame & let it cool.
  • When the mixture is cooled, add curd, soda powder, coriander leaves, salt, little water & keep aside closed for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour the mixture would look dry so add the milk & water so that it becomes like idly batter.
  • Pour the batter in the idly mould & steam it.

Rava idly is ready to serve with coconut chutney.


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