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Simple Rava Idlis Recipe

Simple Rava Idlis is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 500 gms - semolina
  • 250 gms - beaten curds
  • 3 tbsp - gram dal
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 8 to 10 Green chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp - cooking soda
  • oil for greasing the idli moulds
  • a few Curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Simple Rava Idlis:

    1. Soak the gram dal in 1 cup of water and drain.
    2. Mix the curd with about half cup of water.
    3. Lightly roast the semolina in a heavy bottomed vessel on a low flame stirring continuously. Cool.
    4. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
    5. When they begin to splutter add the chopped green chilies, curry leaves and gram dal.
    6. Fry for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
    7. Add this mixture to the roasted semolina.
    8. Blend with the beaten curd and mix well to make a slightly thick batter.
    9. Leave this to ferment for about 6 to 7 hours.
    10. An hour before steaming the idlis, add the cooking soda.
    11. Add salt when just about to make the idlis.
    12. Serve with coconut chutney.
    13. To Steam the Idlis:
    14. Grease the idli moulds well with oil.
    15. Put a ladle full of batter into each mould.
    16. Heat about 1 to 1 ½ glasses of water in a big vessel.
    17. When the water starts to boil, put the idlis to steam.
    18. They should be one in about 10 minutes.
    19. Insert a knife to check whether done.
    20. If the knife comes out clean, the idlis are ready.


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