Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

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With its brilliant flavour and nice, flaky texture, Rava Idli is something like upma in idli form, so you get the best of both worlds. Since it is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing, and stays soft and humid for longer. The batter for this is a mixture of rava and curds with a traditional tempering that imparts an enjoyable flavour to the idlis. This Quick Rava Idli does not require any fermentation and will come in very handy when you do not have batter or enough time to prepare anything else in the morning to pack in the tiffin box! You can ready the batter and the idlis fast, and your kids will also really enjoy this yummy treat. For a crunchy bite along with the idlis you can pack a few Cheese Chilli Frisbees in another tiffin.

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Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats) recipe - How to make Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 idlis (12 idli )
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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

    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

    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

    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.

Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Methi Leaves Sambhar 
Red Garlic Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas ) 
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) 

Nutrient values per idli
Energy60 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates9.3 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A34.2 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0.4 mg
Folic Acid0.7 mcg
Calcium11.9 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.5 mg
Potassium16.7 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 19 Dec 17 01:22 PM

hi, I am a big fan of yours. I want to make idli using this recipe, but if I Dnt add cashew nuts to it then will it be possible...
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 08 Dec 17 09:27 PM

i have tried it is so esy n fluffy to eat can make anytime plz share more n more receipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We have many recipes on the website and also on tarla dalla''s kitchen on you tube...do try them and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
09 Dec 17 08:35 AM
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 26 Sep 17 10:45 PM

Read the quick rava idli recipe but could not make out what is meant by fruit shalt, is it the popular Eno by any chance? Besides it would also be of help to provide the recipe of cocoa but chutney please.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, yes fruit salt is eno... You mean recipe of coconut chutney ?? below is the recipe https://www.tarladalal.com/Coconut-Chutney--(-Idlis-and-Dosas)-1653r
27 Sep 17 08:44 AM
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 22 Sep 17 12:06 AM

I tried this recipe of idli,very tasty & fluffy a well.thanks a lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Keep posting your reviews as we would love to hear from you.
22 Sep 17 08:30 AM
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 01 Mar 16 09:13 AM

I tried it. it was OK but didn''t rise like rice idles. don''t you need baking soda in the batter..???.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, As this idli has rava it will be soft and spongy but the taste is great, just follow exact recipe and no need to add baking soda as there is fruit salt in the recipe which is enough...
22 Sep 17 03:00 PM
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
 on 26 Sep 15 09:55 PM

Loved this recipe...the idlis turned out to be soft n very yummy..definitely a must try item in less time on hand!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Keep posting your reviews as we would love to hear from you.
28 Sep 15 10:37 AM
Quick Rava Idlis
 on 09 Jun 15 04:13 PM

Quick rava idlli.. now this recipe is really an unexpected one. Making idli in such a short time.. wow. The tempering added to the batter.. gives a nice aroma and taste to the idli..crunchy taste of cashewnuts, urad dal is too good. Do try this if you in hurry.