Friday, 1 August 2008

Rava Idli ~ Semolina Idli

This dish is special for me. Specific dishes spark memories too, this is one of them. Memories good as well as bad. Let me start with the bad one first. While making this dish, I was making coconut coriander chutney to have it along with the Idli. Inspite of my hubby's warning I was careless in cutting the coconut. The result of not listening to my hubby was injuring badly my finger. I managed to complete my cooking with one hand. We enjoyed the dish, but I was in terrible pain. After night there is always a wonderful morning, same way after the dreadful event, there was entrance of a special friend in my life. The world of blogging got two strangers together. Sripriya of Srikar's kitchen happen to visit my blog. With few exchanges, we got to know we stay close by. This friendship grew in short span of time. Today is her Birthday..... Happy Birthday Sripriya!!!....and I was invited to her place for lunch. Till now I had seen delicious food prepared by her on her blog, but today I tasted the yummy food made by her. This dish is dedicated to our friendship:) and wishing all Happy friendship day

Friendship Day Glitter Graphics


1 Cup Rava (Semolina)
1 Tablespoon Urad dal
1 Tablespoon of Chana dal
1 Teaspoon of Mustard seeds
4 - 5 Curry leaves
3 - 4 finely chopped Green chillies
1 Tablespoon of grated Ginger
1 Teaspoon of Coriander - Cumin seed powder
1 Tablespoon of Cashewnuts
1 Cup of Curd (Yoghurt)
1 Medium sized ChoppedOnions
1/2 Cup of peas
1 Finely chopped Carrot
1/2 Finely chopped Capsicum
1/2 Cup boiled Corn
1/2 Cup of chopped Coriander
1/2 Tablespoon of Eno (Fruit salt)
Water if required

1. Take a deep vessel, heat 1 teaspoon oil and roast the rava in it. Roast it till it turns light brown. Keep aside after roasting.
2. In the same vessel, again heat oil and fry cashewnuts. Once they are fried keep them aside.
3. In the same oil, add urad dal and chana dal. Once they are roasted add mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, grated ginger.
4. Once seeds starts spluttering add all the vegetables and cook on a low flame.
5. Add coriander - cumin powder, salt and roasted rava. Mix properly with all the vegetables.
6. Cook on a low flame for 2 minutes. Then remove it from the gas and keep it aside. Let it cool down.
7. Add beaten curd to the rava mixture and mix well. Add water if required. Make a thick batter, of Idli consistency.
8. Before steaming the idlis, add any fruit salt or Eno in the batter.
9. Now fill the idli batter in the moulds and put your fried cashewnuts on top of the batter.
10. Steam the idlis for 10 - 15 minutes. Once ready serve them with Coriander - Coconut chutney or Sambhar.


Deepthi Shankar 2 August 2008 at 19:22  

i too love rava idli. have never made t at home. I always buy MTR readymae mix n use it. yours looks fluffy n nice

Unknown 2 August 2008 at 19:27  

Looks good,I make it similarly without the veggies though :)

notyet100 3 August 2008 at 02:39  

wow,..thats nice u got fren through bloggin ,,,even i have so mny now,..idli looks yum...convey my wishes to priya ..

Unknown 3 August 2008 at 04:50  

oo babay first tell me how is your finger r u feeling ok now convey my best wishes to priya have a nice time with her hmmm rava idli looks yummy

Madhavi 3 August 2008 at 05:48  

Rava idli look delicious, yummyyyyyyyy entry!!!

Anisheetu 3 August 2008 at 09:07  

Wow rava idli with coconut chutney...both looking good...

Shreya 3 August 2008 at 11:39  

Hi Purva, the coriander chutney and rava idli is amazing.. I just love the combo!:-) HappY Friendship Day!:-)

ST 3 August 2008 at 12:26  

Wish U A Happy Friendship Day Purva :))

WOW both the dishes are awesome....

Trupti 3 August 2008 at 13:31  

rava idli looks very delicious Purva.
It must be nice to meet new blogger friend in person.

Happy Firendship Day !!

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Unknown 3 August 2008 at 18:14  

THXS a lot dear... i am really very happy ...


Rawa idly looks yummy & delicious...

Sum Raj 4 August 2008 at 03:28  

looks cute those idlies with ur chutney....tempting and perfect for breakfast..

Jaishree Iyer 4 August 2008 at 06:32  

Rava idli look delicious and yum..perfect for breakfast..

Katie 4 August 2008 at 07:00  

That looks SO good - I must sound horribly sheltered, but all of your recipes look so exotic to me! I am going to try one soon, though.

Deepthi Shankar 4 August 2008 at 14:23  

belated friendship day wishes to you purva .. take care

Indian Khana 4 August 2008 at 16:22  

Rava Idli looking yummy....Happy Friendship Day to U too...

maimoona 5 August 2008 at 03:20  

Rava idli looks delicious.
Nice blog

Nidhi 5 August 2008 at 10:28  

I love Rava idlis...Never tried it though. Will definitely give it a try now.

Sukanya Yogesh 12 August 2008 at 06:15  

I love Rava Idli and the dish looks so yummy.


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