BM #119 Week 4 Day 3 - 
-post updated on 12/26/2020

If you are looking for instant idli/dosa recipes, one of the best breakfast items is the Rava Idli. There are several variations to this simple yet delicious and healthy idli recipe. 

My mom makes this fairly regularly as it was our family favorite. I use all veggies in my fridge and grind them all in a chopper. My in-laws were pretty impressed when I first prepared this.


2 Cups Semolina (Sooji or Bombay Rava)
2 Cups Buttermilk
2 Cups Vegetables (Carrots, Beans, Cabbage, Capsicum, Peas)
2 Green Chillies
2 Sprigs Cilantro
A few Curry leaves
A Small piece of Ginger
Seasoning (1 Tbsp Oil, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)
Salt as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Chop all the vegetables, cilantro, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil, mustard seeds, Chana dal and cumin seeds. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals brown, add the curry leaves and the chopped veggies from step 1.

Add rava (sooji) and saute along with the rest of the veggies.

Remove from heat and add the buttermilk to is along with some salt to make it into a thick batter.

Pour the batter into greased idli plates and let them steam for about 12 minutes in an idli cooker.

After they are done, allow them open to cool for about 5 minutes before taking them out.

Note : You could add more veggies like Onions, potatoes and even tomatoes to this. My mom adds some baking soda to this to make them a little more fluffier. Optionally, could coarse-grind and add a few nuts (cashews/peanuts/Almonds) to make it more nutritious. I also add some rice flour to the batter and use it to prepare Rava uthappams the next day.

Serves 4 adults
Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking Time 12 mins
Posted by Jaya on Saturday, December 26, 2020


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. One of my favourite dish, love the colour of ur idlies, looks awesome..

  3. Jaya Says:
  4. Thx Priya

    Silpa, thanks for your comment. I love these idlis better than the regular ones!

  5. Nithu Bala Says:
  6. Yummy the makes me drool here..

  7. Malavi Says:
  8. Yummy๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ
    Thanks a lot fro
    Sharing this recipe! Will try it tmr morning๐Ÿ‘

  9. Malavi Says:
  10. Yummy yummy..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ
    Going to try it tmr.
    Thank you dear for sharing the recipe๐Ÿ‘

  11. Radha Says:
  12. Idlies are amazing breakfast! Rava idlies look perfect and delicious!

  13. A classic hit with everyone . Healthy and Nutritious , these idlis look fantastic !

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