Quick Rava Idlis Video by Tarla Dalal

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Well, you love idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix!


Recipe Description for Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

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Makes 12 idlis
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For The Batter
1 cup semolina (rava /sooji)
1/4 cup curds (dahi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
salt to taste
3/4 tsp fruit salt

Other Ingredients
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
oil for greasing

For Serving
coconut chutney

For the batter

  1. Combine all ingredients together, except the fruit salt along with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl andmix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil and ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cashewnuts, curry leaves, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Pour a little batter into each greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.

How to pack

  1. Allow them to cool completely, pack in an air-tight tiffin box, with the coconut chutney in a separate air-tight box.
RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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