Rava Idli Recipe

This is a quick go to breakfast or lunchbox idea that is healthy,delicious and super quick to make and what makes this stand out is the delicious carrot filling.


1/2 cup rava

1/4 cup curd/yogurt

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup water + 2 tbsp


1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp chopped green chillies

1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida)

1 medium onion chopped fine

1/2 cup grated carrot( 1 medium carrot grated)

2 tbsp of ghee


Start off by mixing 1/2 cup of rava with 1/4 cup curd and 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons water, 1/2 tsp salt. Give this mixture a good stir and set aside for 15 minutes.

Then chop green chillies,grate carrot and finely chop one medium onion.

Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and crackle the mustard seeds.

Then add the cumin seeds,green chillies and hing. Fry for sometime.

Add the finely chopped onions and grated carrots and cook for 5 minutes on a low flame. Let the mixture cool for a bit.

Add this mixture to the rava batter. The batter should not be too thick. Add a couple more tbsp of water if required.

Grease the idli molds lightly and just before putting the mixture into the moulds, add half a tsp of eno fruit salt and mix well. The mixture will bubble up.

Put it into the idli containers and steam for 15 minutes. Let the idlis cool down a bit before removing them.

These idlis are so delicious that they don’t really require any chutney to go along with it.

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Make a paste of 1/2 cup rava, 1/4 cup curd, 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons water and 1/2 teaspoon salt and set aside for 15 minutes

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In two tablespoons of ghee crackle 1 tsp of mustard seeds
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Add 1 tsp of jeera and 1/4 tsp of asafoetida and let it fry for 10 seconds
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Add the green chillies and fry for 30 seconds
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Then add the finely chopped onion and the grated carrot and fry on a low flame for 5 minutes till tender. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste
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Add this mixture to the rava batter. You will see that the rava mixture has thickened up. if you find it too thick you can add a couple more tablespoons of water
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Add half a tsp of eno fruit salt just before putting it in the idli moulds. Give it a good mix,you will see the mixture bubbling and rising
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Put the mixture into greased idli moulds and steam for 15 minutes
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Let the idlis cool for a bit before taking it out of the mold.