Nutritional Facts of Quick Rava Idli, Calories in Quick Rava Idli

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Quick Rava Idli have?

One Quick Rava Idli ( 35 grams) gives 50 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 76 calories, proteins account for 17 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 51 calories.  One Quick Rava Idli provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Quick Rava Idli recipe makes 35 idlis of  35 grams each.

50 calories for 1 idli of Quick Rava Idli, Cholesterol 4.3 mg, Carbohydrates 7.8g, Protein 1.3 g, Fat 1.5 g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Quick Rava Idli.

See quick rava idli recipe | instant idli using sooji | easy no fermentation semolina idli | with 40 amazing images. 

quick rava idli recipe is a quick South Indian breakfast dish. Learn how to make instant idli using sooji.

quick rava idli can be made rather quickly as the batter need not be fermented. However, you ought to take into account half an hour’s soaking time. 

Since quick rava idli is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, and has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing. suji idli for the tiffin box stays soft and humid for longer.

Tips for quick rava idli. 1. After 30 minutes of soaking the batter. Note that the rava will suck up a lot of the water. 2. Just before steaming, add 1 tbsp fruit salt. Fruit salt provides a spongy, fluffy texture. Use neutral flavored fruit salt. 3. Mix gently after adding fruit salt. Don’t mix it vigorously, just gently fold in. 4. In the batter you can use buttermilk instead of curds and water to get that nice sour taste. Just avoid adding salt and tempering to the buttermilk. 5. Make sure you steam the idlis on high flame so that the water is boiling all the time. As we are making 5 batches of ildi, you will need to add water to the steamer when required. 6. If you don't have eno fruit salt, you can use baking soda instead. 7. You can add grated vegetables, such as carrots or onions, to the batter.

quick rava idli is a popular South Indian breakfast recipe made often in many parts of India as there is no fermentation required. 

Serve quick rava idli with coconut chutney and sambar.

Is Rava Idli healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content of 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

What's the problem?

Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

Can healthy individuals have quick rava idli?

Not suggest as rava has no fibre. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Quick Rava Idli  ?

No, this is not healthy. Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics, weight loss and cardiac.

Here are some healthy idli recipe options. 

See the healthiest idli options like dal and vegetable idli recipe, moong sprouts and palak idli recipegreen moong dal and vegetable idli recipe or barley idli which has no rice. Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

What is a healthy accompaniment to Idli?

To idli, we recommend a nice piping hot bowl of sambar.

How to burn 144 calories that come from one Quick Rava Idli?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         43  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          14  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         19  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         25  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy50 cal2%
Protein1.3 g2%
Carbohydrates7.8 g3%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat1.5 g2%
Cholesterol0.9 mg0%
Vitamin A17.1 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.6 mcg4%
Calcium13.8 mg2%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium6.2 mg2%
Phosphorus18.7 mg3%
Sodium224.7 mg12%
Potassium14.9 mg0%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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