Masala Rava Idli

It is one of the popular south Indian breakfast dish. Made from semolina/ Rava.


  • 2 cups Rava/Semolina/Coarse Wheat middling
  • 2 cups Sour Curd 
  • 1 Green Chili - grated
  • 1 onion Chopped
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • Small piece ginger grated
  • Few Coriander Leaves
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Cashew Nuts
  • Salt to taste

~For Seasoning:
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urud Dal  / White Lentils – 2 tsp(grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Oil



Time Required: 30 mins


  1. In a bowl beat the sour curd and add the roasted rava and mix well without lumps with salt and soak it for 2 to 3 hrs. 
  2. Pre heat the pan with oil for seasoning. Put the mustard seeds, urud dal allow them to splutter. Now add the ginger paste, onion, green chilies and fry for 2 mins. and then add the carrot grated and fry till the raw smell disappears. (you can skip the vegetables)
  3. When you ready to cook the idli, mix the above mixture in the rava batter and taste it if you need any more salt & spicy.
  4. Grease the idli molds and pour the mixture in idli stand. Steam the idli for ten minutes without whistles.
  5. Cool slightly before removing the idli from molds.

Serving: Serve hot Masala Rava Idli with coconut chutney.


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