Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rawa idli/Rava Idli/Rave Idli

Rawa Idli is a variation of the normal idlis.They are  made with rawa or sooji.It originated from the MTR restaurant in Banglore.It is popular dish in Karnataka and served in all the udipi restaurants.It is served with Potato Sagu and Coriander and coconut chutney.

Even today it is popular in Banglore and rest of Karnataka.I always make a visit to the MTR restaurant whenever i go to Banglore.My kids also love Rawa idli and we have it once in a while for dinner.I sometimes buy the ready made mix from MTR and make rawa idlis.But any day the idlis made at home are very soft and tasty.

You will Need
  • One cup of  Rawa   
  • Two tbs of Oil                                         
  • Half tsp Mustard seeds                                
  • One tsp Channa Dal   
  • Few Cashewnuts                               
  • One tbs Coriander leaves                             
  • Few Curry leaves                                    
  • Two Tbs of Shredded carrot                               
  • Salt    to taste                                              
  • One Green chilli    
  • Half tsp shredded Ginger                                   
  • One third cup of Curds                                              
  • One tsp Eno Fruit salt                                              


1Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,add channa dal,broken cahewnuts,curry leaves.
 2.Add the rawa and roast on a medium flame.
 3.Roast stirring continously till the colour starts to change.
 4.Allow it to cool.Add salt,chopped green chilli,shredded ginger,chopped coriander leaves and curds.
 5.Mix well and keep it aside for twenty minutes.
 6.Add Eno fruit salt and add some more water if required.you can see bubbles in the mix.
 7.Get the steamer ready before you put the eno fruit salt.Pour it immediately on greased idli plates.
 8.Cover and steam it for 10-15 minutes.
 9.Remove from the steamer and wait for few minutes.Remove the idlis from the idli plate.

Enjoy the hot idlis with some Sagu and corinder and coconut chutney!


  • Use sour curds if you like the taste.
  • You can place fried cashew nuts and shredded carrot on the idli plate and pour the dough over it.You will get nice decorated idlis when you take out.
  • Do not leave the dough very long after you add eno fruit salt.If you are doing large quantities make in batches.


Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Looks delicious .Nice blog. Congarts on being featured.

etee said...

tried ur paneer tikka was amazing will try rawa idli whichlooks delicious soon. thanks for such simple and amazing recepies.

RENU said...

so soft