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Semiya Rava Idli Recipe | Instant Vermicelli Sooji Idli
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Semiya Rava Idli Recipe | Instant Vermicelli Sooji Idli Recipe

Semiya Rava Idli, an instant and quick to make idli without conventional fermentation process. These idli's are soft and fluffy and can be served with Coriander chutney or tomato chutney or even with idli podi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 12 Idli
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 Cup Vermicelli (Semiya) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Cup Semolina (Sooji / Rava)
  • Cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Eno Salt We can alternate with Baking Soda
  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 tbsp Cashews
  • 2 Green Chili Slit
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger Grated


Preparing Vermicelli and Rava

  • Heat a pan and dry roast vermicelli till light brown. Take this to the mixing bowl
  • In the same pan, add rava and dry roast till light brown. Take this to the mixing bowl

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add bengal gram, cashews till light brown
  • Then add green chili, curry leaves and ginger and fry for few seconds

Prepare Idli Batter

  • Add this tempering to the roasted Vermicelli and rava. To that add salt, coriander leaves and give a mix
  • Next, add curd and mix well. If needed, add water and adjust the consistency.
  • Idli batter is ready! Cover and rest for 20 mins.
  • After 20 mins, all the water and curd are absorbed and batter will be thick. Add 1/2 cup of water and stir well

Steam Cooking

  • Finally add Eno salt. Eno Salt will react with the batter and batter becomes aerated. Once the Eno salt is added, we should cook the batter immediately

Steam Cooking

  • Take the idli plates and grease it with oil. Pour 1 ladle of batter in each mould
  • Steam cook the idli for about 15 mins. Once done, allow the pressure to release completely

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Semiya Rava Idli with any chutney of your choice or idli podi and relish this instant idli!



Serving: 1Idli | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g