How to Make Rava Idli

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How to Make Rava Idli

How to Make Rava Idli

Feeling like having Rava Idli for breakfast. Try this Rava Idli, this recipe is quick and tasty, it also looks very delicious. This instant idli made from coarse semolina (Rava), yogurt (dahi) and baking soda. Rava Idlis are quick to make because of no grinding, soaking and fermenting process required.

How To Make Instant Rava Idli (Step By Step):

  • Course: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 Minutes Servings: 5 Idli
  • Servings: 5 Idli

Ingredients for rava idli

  • 1.5 tsp oil
  • 0.5 tsp mustard
  • 0.25 tsp jeera
  • 0.5 tsp chana dal
  • pinch hing
  • few curry leaves
  • 0.5-chilli
  • 0.5-inch ginger
  • 1 tbsp carrot
  • 0.5 cup rava / suji / semolina
  • 0.38 cup dahi / curd / yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 0.13 tsp baking soda / eno / fruit salt
  • 2.5 cashew


  1. Kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp jeera, 1 tsp chana dal, pinch hing and few curry leaves
  2. Add 1-chilli, 1-inch ginger and cook for a minute
  3. Add 2-tbsp carrot, ¼ tsp turmeric and cook for 1-2 minutes
  4. Keeping the flame on low add 1 cup rava and roast well
  5. Roast for 5 minutes
  6. Cool the rava completely
  7. Than add ¾ cup curd, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt
  8. Mix well & make a thick batter
  9. Now add ½ cup water and mix well forming a smooth batter
  10. Rest for 15-20 minutes or until the rava sock water
  11. Mix well and add water if required, to form an idli batter consistency batter
  12. Grease the idli plate with oil
  13. Just before steaming add a pinch of baking soda (eno /fruit salt) and mix well
  14. Pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. (do not rest the batter)
  15. Steam the rava idli for 15-17 minutes on medium flame
  16. Serve instant rava idli with coconut chutney and sambar.

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