Rava Idli recipe - South Indian Recipe

 Breakfast or snack recipe

This Rava idli recipe is a south Indian steamed snack or breakfast recipe. It is easy to make.

Rava or semolina idli is healthy as it doesn't need a much oil. You can make it still healthier by adding vegetables such as grated or finely chopped carrots, french beans and green peas.

It looks colorful too when you add vegetables.

In the recipe below I am using carrots and green peas. If you plan to use french beans, chop them and steam cook them till just done before adding to the batter.

How to make Rava Idli

Main ingredients for semolina - rava idli

Ingredients for making about 10 rava idli

  • Rava(semolina) -1 cup
  • Yogurt(a little sour is good) - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup or as needed.
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  •  Carrot - 1/2 cup grated
  • Green peas(optional) - 1/2 cup cooked
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • Green chili - 1 chopped fine
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp, Freshly grated
  • Soda bi carb - 1/2 tsp

Tempering ingredients

  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5-6 chopped
  • Bengal gram dal (chana dal) - 1 tsp
  • Black gram dal(urad dal)- 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 4-5 chopped

Making rava idli

  1. Lightly dry roast rava for about 2 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a bowl add roasted and cooled rava, yogurt, salt, chopped coriander and green chili, grated coconut, peas, carrots.
  3. Mix well to form a thick batter without lumps. Check consistency.
  4. Add a little milk if needed. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  5. Keep aside for 15 minutes. 

Make tempering 

  1. Heat oil in a small pan.
  2. Add mustard and cumin seeds to the oil. When they stop crackling, add chana dal and urad dal.
  3. Fry a little, do not let it brown.
  4. Add curry leaves. Take off fire.
  5. Add chopped cashew nuts . Cool.
  6. Add to batter. Mix well. 

Steaming Idli:

  1. Just before making idli, add the soda bi carb and mix well.
  2. Add a ladleful of batter into a idli plates.
  3. Steam in a steamer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with coconut chutney and/or sambar 

Tips and variations

If any batter is left over, keep it in the fridge and use within next two days.

You may add vegetables such as green peas, grated carrots, green beans etc.

For steaming idlies:

  • If you have a steamer, use that.
  • You may also use a pressure cooker without the weight for steaming idlis.
  • Or you may use any large pot that will hold your steaming idli stand and that you can cover.
  • If you have a idli stand, use it or you may use small stainless steel bowls or small deep plates to put the batter in for steaming.

Related pages to visit

More recipes with semolina:

Upma - Semolina dish - Savory Semolina Snack

Sheera - Sooji Halwa - Semolina sweet

See also:

Batata poha aloo poha - Aval - Rice flakes snack or breakfast dish

Kanda poha - Aval - Rice flakes snack or breakfast dish

Go to Snack Recipespage from Rava Idli

Go to Vegetarian Recipes Homepage from rava idli

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Submit Your Recipes OR Read Visitor's recipes

  • Punjabi aloo paratha
  • Creamy chocolate milkshake
  • Rava chilla sandwich
  • Macaroni sandwich
  • Kara kuzambu - Spicy sambar - South Indian Recipe
  • Green peas vada
  • potato stew - istu
  • veg pulao
  • avial aviyal stew
  • Make chapati soft
  • Batata poha
  • vanilla custard tarts with mangoes
  • Instant Khaman dhokla
  • Cabbage akki rotti
  • Cooking with masala/spices
  • Balushahi
  • Spicy Macaroni Recipe
  • Easy raw food recipes
  • Baigan Bharva /Stuffed Brinjal
  • Curry leaves Chutney
  • Rice Flour Modak-Sweet Dumplings
  • Paneer capsicum onion stuffed paratha
  • Raw Mango - Green Chili Pickle
  • Stuffed Cucumber Snack
  • Dry coriander leaves chutney
  • Steamed Rice Flour Patties Recipe
  • Easy vegetarian recipes
  • Lehsuni karela masaledar-garlic bittergourd curry
  • Tirangi creamy dal Mixed lentil curry
  • Papad rice
  • English name for laxmanphal
  • Is nachni same as quinoa
  • Rice flour upma
  • Baked beans on toast
  • Green spicy appam
  • Simple tomato soup
  • Veg sweet corn soup
  • Chinese fried rice
  • Corn vada
  • Paneer dosa
  • Aadai - Lentil pancakes
  • Mor kali - rice flour upma
  • Tofu bhurji
  • vegetable paneer dosa
  • chana rajma salad
  • Fresh pudina dal chutney
  • cucumber raita
  • vegetable french fries
  • Fried dal pudina chutney
  • Beans toor dal subji
  • Trifle pudding
  • Kelichi shikran - Banana salad
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Sweet idly with molasses
  • khuskhus Kheer - ghasghase payasa
  • Vegetable omlette
  • Mixed vegetable upma
  • Chana Masala - Chole without oil
  • Rava Khaman Dhokla
  • Mixed vegetable Upma
  • Bread Moong Pizza
  • Kaddu Chana Side dish
  • Upma Kozhukatti
  • Cashew asparagus soup
  • mini samosa - snack
  • mixed veg whole grain flour paratha
  • spicy tomato chutney
  • South Indian Sambar recipe question
  • Oats Upma Recipe
  • Veg dalia upma recipe
  • Mamra vaghani snack
  • Bird's nest snack
  • Yummy layered cutlets
  • Easy Brown and white rice recipes
  • Khasta kachori chaat recipe
  • Mixed lentil sprouts salad
  • Sabudana Vada Recipe
  • Tomato vegetable soup
  • Corn toast pizza
  • Mixed vegetable raita - salad
  • Vegetable wheat dosa
  • Oats Khichadi recipe
  • Zunka Recipe
  • How to cook plain rice
  • Carrot potato soup
  • Aloo Paratha in oven
  • Mixed Grain Roti
  • Spinach Soup
  • Carrot Soup
  • Banana stem soup
  • Papaya Honey Smoothie
  • Jhal Muri - Bengali snack
  • Veg Sesame Seed Toast
  • Mosaru Kodubale Snack
  • Shirley Temple Drink
  • Besan Spicy Curry
  • Amla - Gooseberry Jam
  • Macaroni Tomato Sauce
  • Soya Vegetable Cutlet
  • Dry Gobi Curry - Cauliflower Recipe
  • Dalia - Cracked Wheat Upma
  • Vegetable Basmati Rice
  • Mung Beans and Basmati Rice
  • Asparagus Risotto Recipe
  • I missed Masala Chai
  • Drumstick Soup
  • Bottle gourd Soup
  • I missed Masala Chai
  • Veg Franky Recipe
  • Besan rava potato dosa pancake
  • Paneer Stuffed Papad
  • Sev Khamani - split chickpea steamed snack
  • Aloo Bread Toast - Potato Bread Toast
  • Moong dal dosa
  • Curry Leaves Dosa
  • Onion chudva - Aval Recipe
  • Banana Pancake Recipe - Banana Dosa
  • Join Our Facebook Fanpage


    Promote Your Page Too

    Grains - Flours

    Poha - aval recipes

    Chickpea - Chana

    Rava - Semolina

    Whole wheat flour

    Rice Recipes

    Rice flour Recipes

    Lentil Recipes

    Millet Recipes


    Winter vegetables

    Green Beans

    Beetroot - Beets

    Cabbage - Gobi

    Carrot - Gajar

    Cauliflower - Gobi

    Fenugreek - Methi

    Eggplant - Brinjal

    Kohlrabi - Navalkol

    Onion - Pyaj

    Potato - Aloo

    Spinach - Palak



    Milk Recipes

    Curd-Yogurt Recipes

    Paneer - Panir



    Banana Recipes

    Coconut Recipes

    Peanut Recipes

    Coffee Recipes

    Recent Articles

    1. Deepavali diwali recipes, diwali sweets, Indian diwali festival of lights

      Oct 22, 16 12:04 AM

      Find here deepavali diwali recipes. These recipes include diwali sweets, drinks, savories, the diwali dishes made to celebrate the Indian festival of lights, deepawali.

      Read More

    2. Homemade shrikhand recipe, how to make shrikhand, indian sweets, dessert recipe

      Oct 21, 16 09:29 AM

      This shrikhand recipe is one of popular indian sweets recipe. it is a part of festival foods, an easy dessert recipe. Anyone can make shrikhand at home. ">

      Read More

    3. Doodhi halwa lauki halwa bottle gourd pudding recipe

      Oct 20, 16 06:50 AM

      Doodhi halwa lauki halwa bottle gourd pudding recipe, festival foods, dessert made with vegetable

      Read More