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Rava Idli Recipe ( South Indian Breakfast)

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Who said Mom’s have lot of free time? I feel they are the most busy personalities in this earth. Their job list never ends, right from decorating house till your food.  If the food cooked is not colorful , family never gets attracted, and if it’s not tasty , the food simple visits the dustbin. So she has to maintain both the look and feel of the Food prepared, I mean both marketing and advertising of the cooked food J. True right? Then imagine , how busy and tiresome is her daily routine.

So here I have an quick and easy recipe which brings smiles both while cooking and eating, recipe of Rava idli , colourful yummy breakfast cooked within 30 minutes. I hope it helps all ladies to serve a different taste in their breakfast.

Rava Idli  ( South Indian Breakfast)


2 cups of Rava
3 ½ cups of sour yogurt
Chana dal
Green chillies
Ginger peices
Carrot grates
Coconut grates
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, 2 spoons refined oil.


Soak peas overnight

Soaked Peas

Take a deep pan at low flame. Add 2 spoons of refined oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal  and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splitter. 

Once they splitter , add 2 cups of rava and fry at low flame. Fry for about 10 minutes till the smell of rava vanishes. Keep on stirring to avoid burning of rava.

Allow the rava to cool down

Take about 3 ½ cups of sour yogurt in a deep vessel. Add soaked green peas, grated coconut and carrots, ginger pieces, green chillies, Asafoetida, coriander leaves and salt.

Stir them well to mix up. Now after the rava is cooled down, add the entire rava and the seasoned ingredients to the vessel containing yogurt.  

Rava Idli steps

This forms the rava idli batter. Leave it for 10 minutes.

Now take an idli stand and add the rava batter to the stand.

Rava Idli Batter ready to be cooked

Cook them in a pressure cooker for 15minutes without using the whistle. (Cooking procedure is similar to the common idli)

Switch off after 15minutes. Hot Rava cakes or Idli is ready to be served.

Rava Idli Ready to be served

You can eat them alone or serve with coconut chutney.

There are few things to be kept in mind while preparing this recipe.
  • Do not burn the rava while heating. This gives a bitter taste.
  • Sour curd will taste the best. Also if you add less of curd the idli becomes thicker.
  • You can add more of chilly to add spice.
I hope you liked this easy tasty recipe. The same can be prepared even with the vermicelli instead of rava.

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