Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rava Idli

Serves 4-6

Rava idli is a South Indian breakfast item, which is made with semolina and yogurt. It is served with coconut chutney.

1 cup Semolina (Rava), dry roasted
1 cup Low Fat Yogurt
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Chana Dal
1 tbsp White Urad Dal
7-8 Curry Leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves, chopped
1 tbsp Oil for greasing the idli mould

In a medium bowl, whisk together semolina, yogurt, salt and 1/4 cup water. Leave it aside for 15 minutes.

Heat a small skillet with 1 tbsp vegetable oil and add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves. Stir for 2 minutes and add it to the semolina mixture along with baking soda and cilantro leaves. Mix well.

Heat a stockpot with 2 cups water. Grease the idli moulds with some oil and pour 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture in each mould. Steam it at high for 12-15 minutes. Take the idlis out with the help of a knife and serve hot with coconut chutney.