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

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

One Rava Idli gives 42 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 29 calories, proteins account for 5 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 8 calories.  One Rava Idli provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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rava idli in microwave is one of the most popular South Indian snacks, especially in Karnatakarava idli in microwave you can make quickly without requiring any grinding or fermentation.

If you get up one morning with no clue about what to prepare for breakfast, then rava idli in microwave is the perfect fall-back option! It requires only common ingredients like sooji, curd and Indian spices – a few minutes to put them together, soak and temper, then you are all set to steam the idlis.

Fruit salt is the magic ingredient in rava idli in microwave, which gives these idlis their characteristic softness. However, remember that the effect of fruit salt lasts only for a limited time, so you need to mix it in just before you steam the batter.

Notes on rava idli in microwave. 1. Add the curd to it. It is the fresh curd that makes the rava idli soft in texture. 2. Mix well with the help of a whisk. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. 3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes. This Rava Idli batter does not require any fermentation or grinding, it is quick and easy! 4. To make Rava Idli in a microwave, first pour 1/2 cup of water in the base of a microwave safe idli steamer and microwave on high for 1 minute till the water heats up. Microwave safe Idli stands are easily available online in India and are fairly cheap. Also they often come with the microwave. 5. Since the rava absorbs a lot of water, if you think the batter is too thick, you can add 1-2 tbsps of water to make it a little thinner. 6. Add the fruit salt to the batter. Add 2 tsps of water on the fruit salt to activate it. It does not give soapy taste like baking soda to the batter. Do not let the batter sit after adding fruit salt. 7. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Do not mix vigorously or else the fruit salt will lose its fizz. 8. Place the idli mould in the microwave safe base, cover it and microwave on high for 2 minutes . Covering the moulds is very important as that traps the moisture and prevents the idlis from being dry.

Voila, you get super fluffy, sumptuous quick rava idli in microwave that will delight the whole family. We have made these Rava Idlis using the Microwave oven, as it is faster, more convenient and easier to clean up afterwards.

If you have some time on hand, prepare a tasty Sambhar to go with it, else you can serve it with Coriander-Coconut Chutney, which is equally delicious but quick as well.



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. 

Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin AVitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts and you need to check your fat intake at the same time. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee

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?

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

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

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

What are the healthier Idli recipes?

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?

Dal and Vegetable Idli

Dal and Vegetable Idli

Healthy Chutney to have?

Have your dosa with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada. Don't add potatoes to your dosa as it will increase the carbohydrate content. 

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Can healthy individuals have Rava Idli?


How to burn 42 calories that come from Rava Idli?

Walking (6 kmph) = 13 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 6 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins

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

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy42 cal2%
Protein1.2 g2%
Carbohydrates7 g2%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat0.9 g1%
Cholesterol0.5 mg0%
Vitamin A22.3 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.3 mcg4%
Calcium8.9 mg1%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium6.8 mg2%
Phosphorus16.3 mg3%
Sodium2.7 mg0%
Potassium15.7 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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