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Homemade Instant Spicy Veg Rava Idli .

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Homemade Instant Spicy Veg Rava Idli


Ingredients for rava idli

• 1 cup sooji/rava
• ½ cup curd fresh or sour
• ½ tsp eno salt (or 1/4 tsp baking soda)
• water - add accordingly & as required to get a medium consistency batter, which is neither thick nor thin.
• 1 green chili, chopped
• ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
• 10-12 cashews, chopped
• 2 to 3 tsp ghee or oil for roasting the rava
• 1 tsp oil for frying the cashews
• salt as required
* 1/2 tsp pepper powder
* 1/2 tsp cumin powder
• 1-2 tsp oil
• 1 tsp mustard seeds
• 1 tsp chana dal
• 10-12 curry leaves, chopped
• Hing powder

1. Heat 2 tsp ghee or oil in a pan. add the rava/sooji and roast in the ghee or oil till they become aromatic and change color.

Transfer to a bowl Keep aside

2. In the same pan, heat 1 tsp ghee and fry the cashews and add to the rava.

3. In the same pan, heat a tsp oil and fry a tsp mustard,chana dal, curry leaves & hing. Add the pepper and cumin powder.. Sauté green chillies, grated ginger..add these also to the rava..

4. 30 minutes before preparing idlis, to the rava mixture, add curd, salt..Then add water as required and make a batter which is neither thin nor thick.

5. Heat water in a idli pan, electric cooker or pressure cooker.

6. Just before steaming, add baking soda/eno salt in the batter and mix well.(The eno salt must be mixed with a tsp water..when it bubbles add this to the batter)

7. Steam the rava idlis for 10-12 mins or more till a tooth pick/fork inserted in the idlis come out clean.

Recipe for Pomegranate Coconut chutney:

Grind a cup grated coconut,
¼ cup pomegranate, one red chilli, one green chilli, 1 tbsp fried gram along with a tsp lemon juice, salt, hing…temper with mustard, curry leaves…


Source: Sumithra Prakash; recipes of Palakkad
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