Vegetable Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney


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Dotted with vibrantly coloured, assorted veggies, this soft and sumptuous rava idli is a perfect dish to start your day with. The mild tanginess of curds and subtle notes of chilli paste make the Vegetable Rava Idli very flavourful, while veggies like sweet corn and carrot offer soft, juicy breaks in every mouthful. The Vegetable Rava Idli combines perfectly with this traditional Coconut Chutney, which gets an amazing flavour and wonderful aroma from the tempering. To save time on a busy morning, you can prepare the chutney the previous night and refrigerate. You can prepare the whole chutney recipe the previous day, or you can just grind the mixture and keep it ready. You can add the tempering just before serving for a fresh touch.

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Soaking Time:  30 Minutes
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Makes 22 idlis
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Ingredients


For The Coconut Chutney (makes 3/4 Cup)
4 tbsp freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp roasted chana dal (daria)
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
3 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tbsp fresh curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
3 to 4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 small whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)

For The Vegetable Rava Idli
2 tbsp grated carrot
2 tbsp boiled and coarsely crushed sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
2 tbsp finely chopped french beans
1 1/4 cups semolina (rava)
3/4 cup curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp green chilli paste
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tbsp fruit salt

Method
For the coconut chutney

  1. Combine the coconut, roasted chana dal, green chillies, ginger, coriander, curry leaves, curds, salt and 4 tbsp of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat at the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  4. Pour this tempering over the coconut mixture and mix well. Keep aside.

For the vegetable rava idli

  1. Combine the curds and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl, whisk well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the semolina, curd-water mixture, ¾ tbsp of oil in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, corn, french beans and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining ¾ tbsp of oil in a small pan and add the urad dal, chana dal and mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the green chilli paste and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Pour the tempering over the semolina batter and mix well.
  7. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tbsp of water over it.
  8. When the bubbles form, mix gently and pour spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 minutes.
  9. Repeats with the remaining batter to make more idlis.
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 on 05 Jun 15 05:02 PM


Vegetable rava idli with coconut chutney, easy quick recipe for busy moms, to pack tiffins in the mornings. I prepared the chutney the prevoius night and just made idlis in the morning, which hardly took half hour. the best part is the chutney and idli stays fresh till the break. And kids love these vegetable filled idlis.
 on 16 Dec 14 01:39 PM


Nice recipe and is easy to make.
 on 18 Jan 13 06:57 PM


 on 03 Dec 11 11:44 AM


quick and tasty along with nutrition!