Monday, February 27, 2017

Rava Idli with Mint Chutney

Whenever my kids desire to eat idlis and there is not enough time to go through the whole fermentation process associated with making the traditional idlies, rava idli saves the day. My kids love to feast on the soft, spongy idlis that are ready in a jiffy. They are definitely more flavorful than the traditional idlis and are diabetic friendly too since we do not have to use rice to make them.

Rava Idli Recipe:

Ingredients: Coarse Rava - 2 cup, Yogurt - 3/4 cup, Water 1&1/2 cup (adjust as needed), Salt to taste Eno Fruit Salt - 1 tsp (or baking soda - 1/2 tsp),Cilantro chopped - 2 tbsp (optional), Oil for greasing idli maker.

For Tempering: Oil - 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp, Urad dal - 1 tsp, Chana Dal - 1 tsp, Asofoetida- 1/4 tsp, Green Chillies - 1 or 2 finely chopped (completely optional), Broken cashews - 2-3 tsp (completely optional)

Method: Heat a pan and add 2 tsp Oil, then add mustard seeds when hot till they splutter. Add rest of the tempering ingredients. Then add the rava and roast everything till light golden brown. Let it cool. After it cools, add yogurt, salt, water, cilantro and mix everything. Now add in yogurt and water and mix well till it is of the right consistency. The batter should not be too thick or thin. At the end add the eno fruit salt or baking soda and mix. Fill in the greased idli moulds and steam it for 10 to 12 mins on medium high heat.

Remove the idli stand and let it cool for 5 mins. Now dip a thin spoon in water and gently unmould the rava idlies.

Serve with mint or any other chutney of your choice.

Mint Chutney recipe:

Ingredients: Mint leaves - handful , Cilantro - handful, shredded coconut - 3-4 tbsp, Dalia (orroasted chana dal) - 5-6 tbsp, green chillies - 3-4 (adjust as per desired level of spiciness), salt to taste, few drops of lemon juice.

For Tempering: Oil - 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp, Asofoetida- 1/4 tsp

Method: Grind all the above ingredients in a mixer and pour tempering over it.

Serve with Rava Idli.


Till my next post, take care everyone.


Ria J said...

I love mint flavor, the chutney looks so good with rava idli.

R said...

@Ria J: Me too, thanks!

Shobha said...

Delicious rava idlis.. I like them a lot because they have upma flavour.

R said...

@Shobha: Me too, thanks!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

It looks super yumm... Its been a while we had this for breakfast and your post is tempting me now to make it

R said...

@Anupa Joseph: Thanks so much!

Soni said...

Looks so delicious!I'll give it a try!

R said...

@Soni: Sure, it is delicious.... Thanks!

M D said...

Rava idli is one of our favorites. Your presentation of Rava idli with mint chutney is very mouthwatering.

Hema said...

Rava idlis and mint chutney, nice delicious combo..

R said...

@ M D: ours too, thank you very much :)

R said...

@Hema: isn't it? thanks!