Idlis are traditionally made from naturally fermented batter. This ravva Idli in contrast is a quick version which can be made under 30 mins. Because of the flavorful seasoning that goes inside the batter, they taste absolutely delicious. Serve them with the chutney and/ or Sambar to make a complete wholesome meal.
Serves- 2 to 3
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
- Coarse Semolina (Sooji/ Upma Ravva) – 1 Cup
- Yogurt/ Curd – 1 Cup
- Cilantro/ Coriander (Chopped) – 1 Tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Water – 1/2 Cup approx
- Eno Fruit Salt – 2 tsp
- Oil – 1 Tbsp
- Green Chillies (finely chopped) – to taste
- Ginger(minced) – 1 tsp
- Curry Leaves – few
- Onion (chopped) – 1/2 medium size
- Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
- Chanadal – 2 tsp
- Urid Dal – 1 tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Cashews (Chopped) – 10
- In a mixing bowl, add sooji, salt, yogurt. Mix well together and rest covered while preparing the seasoning.
- For the seasoning, heat a medium pan
- Add mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
- Add in Cumin Seeds and let them sizzle.
- Add chanadal, urid dal, green chillies, cashews, ginger and fry for 10 secs.
- Add curry leaves, onion and cook till onion turns soft.
- Add in cilantro and mix well. Turn OFF the heat and immediately add this seasoning on top of the prepared batter.
- Mix well and set aside. Meanwhile add 1 1/2 cups of water into the idli cooker and cover with the lid.
- Allow the water to come to a boil. Meanwhile grease the idli plates with few drops of oil and spread evenly.
- Finally add in the Eno fruit salt into the batter and gently mix with the prepared batter.
- Add 2 Tbsp of batter to the each mould and stack the idli plates such that the holes of the plates and not in a straight line.
- Put the idli stand into the Idli Cooker with its water boiling,
- Steam them for 12- 15 mins or until tooth pick inserted at the center comes out clean,
- Once done, take the stand out from the cooker and rest them on counter for 5 mins.
- Demould the idlis from the stand and serve them immediately with Chutney and / or Sambar. Enjoy!