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Rava Idli Recipe

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Rava idli recipe with step by step pictures. Soft rava idli or sooji idli which is fluffy taste delicious with sambar or coconut chutney.

Rava Idli 

Rava idli is my favorite, i love it so much. But hubby is not a big fan of it. So i don’t make it often when hubby is around. But if i want to make some breakfast for myself alone. I am happy to give this a go.

This is my no fail recipe for rava idli, it turns out to be soft and fluffy. I have already shared a vegetable rava idli recipe in my blog. This is my simple rava idli recipe and it best served with any chutney.

Ingredients for Sooji Idli

  • Rava / Sooji
  • Plain Yogurt / Curd
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking Soda or Cooking Soda
  • Whole Cashews as needed

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Sooji Idli preparation

  • Take sooji and yogurt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for 5 mins.
  • Now add in water to reach the perfect thick consistency. Add salt and mix well. Set aside.

  • Make seasoning, by heating some oil and crackling in the spices. mix well..Pour it into the batter and mix well.

  • Add little baking soda and mix well.

  • Now grease idli plate lightly with oil and place cashews in the center. Spoon batter in and steam cook for 5 to 8 mins.

  • Now remove the plates and remove the idlies carefully using a spoon.

  • Serve hot with chutney.


    Take sooji in a bowl
    add thick unsour yogurt
    mix well and set aside for 5 mins
    now you can see the sooji has got nice and thick
    mix till it reaches the perfect consistency
    now make seasoning, heat oil in a pan
    add mustard seeds
    add in dry red chillies or chopped green chillies
    add in some curry leaves
    some asafoetida
    add some turmeric powder
    just before you make idli, add some baking soda
    mix really well
    grease idli plates
    place a cashew in the center
    soon some batter
    now it is done

Rava Idli Recipe | Sooji Idli Recipe

Rava idli recipe with step by step pictures. Soft rava idli or sooji idli which is fluffy taste delicious with sambar or coconut chutney.

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine Indian

Servings 4 servings



Vegetable Rava Idli Recipe


Todays recipe is gonna be the south indian famous Rava idlis. Idli is a staple breakfast dish in south India. It is a steamed rice dumpling that is usually served with chutneys or sambar.

You could definitely see this dish in any wedding over here. Making of idli need several procedure like soaking of rice and dals for hours and then grinding it up and letting it to ferment overnight. But there is a easy idli dish that can be made with semolina. It hardly takes 15-20 min to make. Hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think.


  • Rava /Sooji/Semolina-1 cup
  • Curd-1 cup
  • Rice Flour-½ cup
  • Water as required
  • Onion-1 chopped
  • Carrot-1 grated
  • Beans-3 chopped finely
  • Green chilli-2 chopped
  • Ginger-1 tblspn minced
  • Curry leaves-1 spring
  • Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Oil-1 tblspn
  • Coriander leaves-3 tblspn


  • In a mixing bowl add rava,rice flour, salt, curd and mix well.
  • Add in water as per needed and mix well.
  • This should be a medium consistency batter (Not so thick,Not so thin).
  • Set this aside for 15 min.  
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add in mustard and cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add in ginger and curry leaves.  
  • onion,carrots,beans and mix well. Let it cook for 3 min.  
  • Add this to the batter and mix well.
  • Add in lots of coriander leaves and mix well.  
  • baking soda and beat well till it gets foamy and mixed in.  
  • Add a tbspn of the batter into well oiled idli stand or any small bowls and steam it for 10 mins.
  • When it is cooked,remove it with a spoon and place it in a insulated box.  
  • Serve hot with any chutney or sambar.

About Aarthi

Over the past few years I’ve been on a mission to find and create recipes that I can make from scratch. I hope you enjoy the recipes on this blog as they are tried and true from my kitchen to yours!

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