Rava Idly

Semolina/rava is mixed with sour curd and other ingredients for making delicious idlis
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups Rava
  • 2 tsp Bengal gram dhal Kadalaparippu
  • 10 nos Cashew nuts break into small pieces
  • Salt As reqd
  • 2 cups Sour curd
  • 1 stem Curry leaves cut into small pieces
  • 3 stems Coriander leaves cut into small pieces, Kothamalli


  • For preparing rava idly, first roast the rava and when it turns golden in colour, put off the stove and keep it to cool.
  • Fry the Bengal gram dhal and cashew nuts also and when it becomes cool, mix it with the roasted rava.
  • Mix about 1/2 cup of curd into the rava, Bengal gram dhal and cashewnut mix and keep it for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, add 1 or 1 1/2 cup of curd(depending on the sourness of curd) into this mix along with required quantity of water. Add chopped coriander leaves also.
  • Apply some oil into the idly thatt with cotton. Then put one big spoon each of the paste in each hole of the idly thatt as shown below.
  • Put some water in the idly maker for getting required steam for the idly and keep the idly thatt on the burning stove by closing the idly maker.
  • After 15-20 minutes, put off the stove and remove the idly maker from the stove and the idly is ready. This can be served with coconut/onion chutney, sambar etc. This is a delicious break-fast which will definitely be liked by all members of the family.


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