Monday, June 18, 2012

Rawa Idli- Steamed semolina cakes

Instant(almost!) breakfast idea  = Rawa idlis.I made this on a weekend when i usually run out of dosa batter and everything else.So I decided to try these easy idlis.They were smooth soft and filling.

The secret ingredient to making these idlis is curd/yogurt and a pinch of baking soda/eno fruit salt.You just have to mix it all up and leave it overnight and steam the idlis in the morning.Done!

Since the rawa/semolina is a little bland you have to work on the extra flavouring part and make a nice coconut chutney to accompany it.We all loved it at home.It was super filling too.

I checked a few recipes before i settled on this one.

You need
Roasted rawa/semolina 1 cup
Curd 2 cups + a little water/curd (to get the consistency right)
Salt to taste 

for the seasoning
Oil 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1/2tsp
Channa dal/bengal gram 1tsp
Urad dal/black gram  1/2tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig chopped finely
Coriander leaves few sprigs chopped finely
Cashew nuts chopped and roasted in ghee few
Grated carrot 2 tablespoon
Ginger grated 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut 1 tablespoon or more as per your taste

Just before steaming the idlis we need to add 1tsp of baking soda/eno fruit salt
  • Mix the roasted rawa with the curd and salt and leave it overnight.
  • In the morning, heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients for the seasoning one after the other.
  • Mix this seasoning into the raw/curd mixture and stir well.
  • Grease the idli moulds and then mix the baking soda to the rawa idli batter. 
  • Pour spoonfuls of batter into the greased moulds , garnish the idlis with a cashew and few pieces of carrot gratings and place the idli stand into the steamer and cover the vessel and cook for 10-12 minutes or until done.You can use the pressure cooker without the whistle.

  • Once cooled, the idlis are ready to be served with coconut chutney.
Sending this to Kids delight @ Cook's job & Spicing your life , Go nuts, Lets cook :Kids special 


  1. Perfect Idlis..The recipe is valuable one too Princy.

  2. Princy I have never tried rawa idli but yours looks so perfect will soon go for it.

  3. i'm gona try this,it looks perfect !

  4. Perfect and spongy idlis. Thx for linking.

    Event: Kid's Delight

  5. very delicious n soft idlis made of rawa...they hav come out very well!!!!!!!

  6. Looks delicious!


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