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.


Nandini said...

Wow! What soft and lovely idlis. It's really a good breakfast.

Sushma Mallya said...

Idli looks so soft and perfectly done,and thanks for dropping by vandana

Richa said...

idlis sure look very yummy...will try them definitely...n thanks for the dosa recipe..had a great sunday breakfast

kitchen queen said...

lovely and fluffy rava idlis. you have a nice blog too.Thanks for visiting my blog and giving a nice comment.

neenu said...

Hey, good to see you back...was checking out your blog for some time...Can only say very easy and yummy recipes....

Anu Menon said...

I usually eat rava idlies outside... The first time i had rava idly at a frd's place i was surprised to see her put in eno salt!
trust me - it tastes delish and eno salt isnt bad either :)

Trisha said...

I tried these out and they were yummy! Thanks for sharing!