Sunday, July 24, 2011

Instant Rawa Idli

Sooji/Rawa - 2 cups
Curd/Yogurt - 1.5 cups
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chilis - 2
Red chilis - 2
Cilantro - 3 to 4 sprigs (leaves only)
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Cashews - 3 to 4
Chana daal - 1 tbsp
Carrot - 1
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add the chana daal, broken cashews and red chilis. Fry till golden brown. Add the chopped green chilis, curry leaves, chopped ginger and the rawa. Fry till it's fragrant and turns a light golden brown color. Remove and cool in a bowl. Peel and grate the carrot and add to the rawa. Add the chopped cilantro, salt and the curd. Mix well and set aside. The rawa will absorb all the moisture. Add water to the batter, to get it to the consistency or an idli batter. Set aside for 15 min.
Grease idli moulds and fill them with the batter. Steam in an idli steamer or a cooker for about 8 min. Remove and serve with chutney and sambar.

Yields about 16 idlis.

Note: I did not add baking soda during the process, but some recipes call for 1/3 tsp baking soda to yield softer idlis.

Recipe for Tomato chutney:


k2 said...

Tonight's dinner !!
Please pass on the recipe of the chutney in the picture..looks nice !

Bhavana said...

Hey, this is the link...
It's the tangy tomato chutney