Sunday, September 26, 2010
Rava Idli - an instant breakfast for Monday Mornings
Monday mornings mean a flurry of activities. After the long relaxed weekend it is time to get into an overdrive and get going with the household chores. A huge pile of clothes have been frowning at me for a while now as I have been postponing my ironing (have to finish the backlog today and get them all into the cupboard), hubby sent to office, daughter to school, lunch to be ready before they get back, some time on the internet and FB for sure:). With so much to do for the day I decided to check out an easy and quick recipe for breakfast.
I love cooking however, it is generally not like me to be experimenting on a Monday morning. Probably it was my faith in Sailaja's cooking that got me to do it. I was searching for a rava idli recipe the other day and Google got me to to sailusfood, the lovely site with a huge collection of mouthwatering recipes. Rawa idli is one that I have had several times at restaurants and have always wanted to try however, for reasons unknown even to me never got to actually doing it. With Rawa(semolina) available here, I wanted a recipe that would allow me to make idlis with the locally available ingredients so that I can continue to make a good South Indian breakfast even after I run of my Indian ration. I decided to make the plain rava idli minus all the veggies for that is the way my family likes it.
Rawa Idli Recipe (as I made it)
1 cup Rava
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
Water - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
1/2 tsp oil
Soda bi-carbonate - a pinch
1- Take a big bowl and add in the rawa, curd, salt, soda-bi-carbonate and oil. Mix well. Add water as required to get the required consistency.
2- Mix well so that there are no lumps and you have a smooth batter(same consistency as regular idli batter).
3- Keep aside for about 20-30 minutes.
4- Pour into the idli mould and steam for 10 mins. Open let cool for two minutes and take out each idli separately from the idli mould. Serve with podi, coconut or peanut chutney (the peanut chutney looks delicious have to give it a try one of these days).
So...Rava idlis it was...for breakfast today and thanks Sailaja, it was so soft, fluffy and delicious that my hubby and daughter(me too:) just loved it. It was quick and easy, no grinding, all done in just half an hour...a great way to begin the day.