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Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

By Swati Paathak @spicyvegrecipes

Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)Recipe, How to make Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

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Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)Rava Idli is a popular South Indian dish. It can be enjoyed as a snack. The recipe of Rava idli is much faster and easier as compared to the traditional idli method.
Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

Step By Step Rava Idli Recipe:

Prep Time: 30 min        Cook Time: 15 min      Serves: 16-18 idlis
Main ingredient: semolina and yogurt Recipe Type: Breakfast & snacksCuisine: South IndianLevel of cooking: mediumIngredients:

 For batter:

  • 2.5 cup Semolina (sooji)
  • 1.5 cup yogurt (Curd)
  • 1/8 teaspoon or pinch of asafetida (Hing)
  • 1.5 cup Water (adjust according to consistency)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda or fruit salt 
  • Salt  to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For tempering:

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black gram split (Urad dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon gram split (Chana dal)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 4-5 curry leaves


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In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, semolina, yogurt, oil, water and salt together.

Cover the semolina batter and Keep it aside for 30-45 minutes.

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Heat the ghee in a pan over medium –low flame.Add the mustard seeds; when they start to  splutter, add the asafoetida, chana dal, and urad dal sauté until dal turns golden brown.Add curry leaves sauté for a few seconds.

    Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)Pour the tempering over the semolina batter and mix well.
    Add the fruit salt and sprinkle a little water over it, when the bubbles form, then mix gently.

    Breakfast&Snacks, Idli, Rava, South Indian.,Breakfast N Snacks,semolina, veg recipes, veg
    Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the greased idli molds and garnish them with cashew nuts and  let them steam for 15 minutes over medium flame.

    Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

    Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

    After 15 minutes turn off the heat and take out the idli molds from a steamer. When it cools down a bit, serve the prepared idliwith coconut or Peanut chutney.
      Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)
    • Idli should be and soft and spongy in texture.
    • Idli should come out easily.
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