Rava Idli/ Steamed Semolina Cakes


  • 1 cup Rava/ Semolina
  • 3-4 tbsp Grated carrot
  • 1 Green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 inch Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Urad dal or few Cashews
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate soda
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Oil/ Ghee


  • Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add grated carrots, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves, saute for two minutes.
  • Lower the heat, add a cup of rava and roast until its aromatic. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
  • Add yogurt to the rava mixture. Mix well, adding water adequately until you get a smooth batter. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add baking soda to the mixture and combine everything well.
  • Grease the idli moulds with oil. Pour the batter into them and steam for 10 minutes on high heat. Serve with your favourite chutney or sambhar.

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