Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rawa Idli

Yesterday I was wondering snack to give my 3 year old boy before he goes cycling, so I decided to go through a few blogs to get ideas. I found Rawa Idli in Suma's Cusine. I had heard of it, but never tasted it. It looked very simple to make, and the best part of it was that I had all the ingredients. Only thing I did not add from the recipe was the cashewnuts because my boy does not like them. The whole thing did not look as wonderful as hers did, but my son and my husband loved it.  Here I have posted the recipe without the cashew nuts and the chillies. It is the same as Suma's. Thanks Suma
Rawa: 1 cup
Curd: 1/2 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Onion: 1 medium chopped
Carrot: 1 big grated
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
Channa dal: 1 tsp
Urad dal: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: a few
Oil: a bit
Salt: as per  taste

1) Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add channa and urad dal and fry till they turn brown. Then add the curry leaves,  ginger,  carrot and the onion. Fry for some time.

2) Add the rawa to this and let it roast for sometime.

3) Transfer the contents in a bowl and let it cool.
4) Add the curd, water and salt, and mix well. There should be no lumps. It should be of the same consistency as normal idli batter.

5) Grease the idli tray with oil. Spoon the mixture into this and 
steam on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. 


  1. Definitely cycling out to dosa bar for breakfast tomo.

  2. woo...sanita..urs rava idlies has come out too good...thanks for trying out..its very good for kids too because rava is rich in proteins and carbohydrates plus there are lots of veggeis..glad that u like it...

  3. I love rava idlis .. really yumm

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