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Rava Idli (Rawa Idly)| Instant Rava Idli Recipe
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Rava Idli | Instant Rava Idli | Sooji Idli Recipe

Soft & Sponjy Instant Idli - Simple recipe which combines the goodness of many dals and spices
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: All Recipes, Breakfast Dishes
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1 cup Semolina (Sooji / Rava)
  • 1 cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 0.25 cup Water
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 10 pcs Cashew
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • 1 (optional) Carrot
  • 0.25 cup Green Peas (optional)
  • Coriander Leaves Few
  • 0.25 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt To Taste

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)


  • If you have a Roasted Rava (Sooji), we can add sour yogurt and mix well and keep it aside. Then prepare the tempering and add it to the Rava-curd mixture. But if you don’t have roasted Rava, please follow the below process

Start with Tempering

  • Heat the Tawa/pan and add a table spoon of ghee. Add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add channa dal and fry till it turns golden brown color. Then add chopped green chilies, curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds.

Fry the Rava (Sooji)

  • Add the Rava and fry it till the raw smell goes off and the color of the rava turns out to be light brown and take it separately.

Prepare the Dough Mixture

  • In a separate vessel, beat the thick curd nicely and add grated carrot, green peas, salt and fresh coriander leaves and mix well

Mix the Rava to the Dough Mixture

  • To this add the fried Rava and keep it for 15 minutes.

Add Baking Soda (or) Eno Salt

  • After 15 mins, take the batter, if it is very thick, add buttermilk little by little to get like a idli batter consistency. Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda or 1 teaspoon of Eno salt and mix well. Grease the idli plates with oil. Keep a roasted cashew in each of the idli plate and pour the rava idli batter in each plate.

Cook the Idli

  • Steam cook in pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Remove from flame and keep it aside for 5 minutes and then using a wet spoon gently peel the Idli's and place it in a plate

Serving Time

  • Serve the hot Rava Idli (Rawa Idly)| Instant Rava Idli with Sambar, Chutney Powder and any Chutneys


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 200mg