Rava Idli is a perfect breakfast option especially if you forgot to ferment Idli batter and who says you need to prepare well in advance if you want to eat Idli. Here’s the instant version of Idlis-Rava Idli.
Dear readers, the year 2018 has brought in some great news in my life and has filled me with lots of positivity and renewed zeal on my YouTube journey.
We had applied for YouTube partnership program a few months ago and expected YouTube to respond in 3 weeks but then in the same month YouTube decided to revamp their ad policies and to relook at the parameters that allows a channel to be partner. In spite of we fulfilling all their newer criteria by some handsome margin, we had to wait for almost 6 months before we could elicit a response from YouTube team.
We waited not just to be qualified for YouTube partnership program, but also for their benevolence (read with sarcasm) for the grant of ‘Community’ tab. The way in which YouTube grants such exclusive features to its creators is quite whimsical and dubious in nature and lot is left for a creator to surmise and convince themselves and stay motivated. Anyways, this post isn’t about YouTube’s accountability or lack thereof. Coming back to the positive news.
In the month of April, YouTube granted us ‘Community’ tab thereby equipping us with a further way to communicate with our viewers. Subsequently, in month of May we were designated as a Partner channel thereby allowing us to earn revenue though advertisements and thus our long wait bore fruit.
On a personal front, I have always tried and have tried hard to incorporate a fitness regime in my daily life and have failed miserably each time. At the start of this year, when a new fitness facility opened in the vicinity and having taken the fitness resolution for umpteenth time, I walked into this new facility with low expectation. Like any modern day fitness facility, it was equipped with several fitness activities like Yoga, Zumba, fitness Bollywood, functional and cross training and the gym area.
Admittedly, I have never been fancied by the gym workouts that includes strength training and weight lifting but have always been driven by Zumba and other dancing workouts. Instead of letting workout become a mundane chore, I opted for group activities instead of a regular gym workout. Few weeks later, I hired a personal trainer, and I guess that’s what made all the difference. Constant motivation, pep talks, cheering from my personal trainer has kept me going until now. Six months into this, I am pretty much settled and happy with my new schedule. So, for those who are struggling with the fitness regime, don’t do it in isolation-it gets boring. Find a company for yourself, a gym buddy, or participate in group Activities like-Zumba, Bollywood dance etc. If you can invest a bit more, invest in a personal trainer who can understand your goals and design a customized workout for you.
As part of the customized diet options offered by the Gym facility, I received a counselling session from a reputed dietitian. She recommended me to make certain changes in my diet. As per her diet chart, Rava also known as Sooji or Semolina must be included by me in my breakfast. The preparations made with Rava are filling and yet easy to digest. The recipes made of Rava are quick and easy to make and we have quite a few recipes on our blog made with Rava- Rava Upma, Rava Amboli and Rava Idli. While the last Rava Idli recipe was a microwave version, this one is made on Gas stove. There are also quite a few changes in this recipe.
Rava Idli has always been my favorite breakfast option. Pair it up with Coconut Chutney and Breakfast Sambar and you have a filling and delicious breakfast ready that will keep you full for a longer time
- 2 Cups=400gms Rava(Semolina)-Wheat Rava
- 2 Cups=450gms Curd (You can also use 4 Cups Buttermilk instead of Curd)
- Cooking Oil
- Water as needed
- 5-6 Curry Leaves
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Urad Dal (Split Black Gram)
- 1 tsp Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas)
- 2 Green Chilies-finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Cashewnuts
- 1 tsp Cooking Soda
- ¼th Cup Freshly grated Coconut
- Take a large bowl and put Semolina. Add grated fresh Coconut and Curd. We have used Wheat Semolina for this recipe. Do not use Rice Rava (also known as Idli Rava) in this recipe. This Rava is fine in texture and used in making recipes like Upma, Sheera (also known as Bombay Rava).
- Let's prepare a Tadka for the recipe. Before preparing Tadka, we will fry Cashewnuts. Heat 3 tbsp Oil. Add Cashewnuts in Oil and fry until it becomes light brown in color. Cashewnuts have changed its color in about 1 and ½ mins. Remove
- In same Oil, add Chana Dal and Urad Dal. Fry until Dal becomes brown in color. Now add mustard Seeds. Add Green Chilies and Curry Leaves. Pour this Tadka in Idli batter and mix well.
- Add Salt and Cooking Soda. Add water and using a whisk mix in all the ingredients. Ensure Idli batter is lump free. We have used 2 Cups of Water for making this batter. It must be of pouring consistency.
- Keep the batter aside for 15 mins.
- Grease molds with Oil or Ghee. Pour batter in the molds now. Fill in only till ¾th. Put fried Cashewnuts on the batter (completely optional)
- Now, lets put these Idlis in the steamer. We have put the water in steamer on boil. Put the Idlis in steamer. Cover and steam cook for 8-10 mins on low-medium heat.
- Uncover after 10 mins. Idli is well cooked now. Remove from steamer. Similarly, steam all the Idlis
- Now, we will unmold the Idlis. Do not unmold Idlis immediately. Leave it aside for couple of mins. Using a knife or a spoon unmold the Idlis
- Idlis are very soft and fluffy. Idlis are well cooked and soft from inside. These Idlis are light to digest. Let's make remaining batches and serve hot
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