Wheat Rava - Semiya Idli

Being South Indians, we are major fans of Idlis and Dosas. So when I was paired with Roshni for this edition of Blog Hop Wednesdays, my eyes caught these delightful idlis and so here I am with my take on these cuties!
These are extremely filling and addictive as well. Thanks Roshni for the super idea!

Ingredients - 

Wheat Rava 3/4 cup
Vermicelli 1 1/2 cup (I used the roasted variety)
Carrots grated 1/2 cup (Use more vegetables finely chopped)
Green Chillies 1-2 (or as per taste)
Mango Ginger 1-2 inch piece (Optional)
Coconut grated 1-2 Tbsp (Optional)
Coriander Leaves few
Peanuts or Cashews or any nuts crushed 2 Tbsp (Optional)
Water 2 cups
Yogurt/Curds 1/2 cup (Optional)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 Tbsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp)

Note - 
Dry roast the vermicelli if using the regular vermicelli.
Buttermilk/beaten curds can be used instead of water.

Wheat Rava - Semiya Idli

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated wok/kadai add oil and the seasoning. After the mustard seeds splutter, saute the grated carrots and any other vegetables using.

Coarse grind green chillies, mango ginger, coconut, nuts and coriander leaves.

Add the green chilli mixture to the sauteed carrots and mix in the wheat rava and vermicelli.

Roast the mixture for about 5 min. Add salt to taste, remove from fire. This mixture can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to a month.

Add 2 cups of water, cover and set aside for 30 min. (I also tried soaking overnight for a quick breakfast in the morning and it was good either way!)

After the water is almost absorbed, if needed add a little yogurt or more water to make the mixture come together.

Grease the idli plates and pour ladle full of the mixture in each slot and steam for 10-15 min.

Unmould and serve with your favorite chutney.

Preparation Time 20 min + resting time 30 min + Steaming time 15 min
Makes 12 regular idlis and 2 plates of mini idlis
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, April 11, 2012


  1. Vidhya Says:
  2. Sounds and looks like a delicious Idli.

  3. Roshni Says:
  4. Hey, thanks for trying these.. am glad you liked it. I tried the apple oatmeal. we are getting addicted to it. I made those yesterday. Today I made some with a lot of fruits. I see us eating it everyday

  5. Shobha Says:
  6. Nice idlis with variation.

  7. Jayanthi Says:
  8. Never heard of vermicilli idlis, love the fact that its made of wheat rava, even more healthier. Nice one Harini...

  9. Hema Says:
  10. They have come out perfectly, on my try out list..

  11. Sravs Says:
  12. Unique and delicious idli !!

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  13. Spicy-Aroma Says:
  14. super delicious idli!!

  15. Anusha Says:
  16. such a break from the usual idlies looks delectable

  17. Looks Delicious harini, i m tired of thinking Breakfast for my kiddo, he would love this, Bookmarking them!!!!

  18. good one; healthy too !

  19. oh so cool.... never heard abt this...good to see variety of idly

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. very unique n yum m looking idli..

  21. perfect and healthy breakfast

  22. Prema Says:
  23. wow very nice recipe,luks so soft n yummy...

  24. Priya Suresh Says:
  25. Wat a healthy and super filling idlis, wish to have some for my dinner..

  26. super delicious, love this

  27. Rasi Says:
  28. i have heard of this variety of idli but never given it a shot.. looks healthy & the addition of wheat rava..good one!

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  29. Never tried this idli before,luks tempting..

  30. Archana Says:
  31. Looks yum. Never tried anything tried this before. Looks yum and right up for my kitchen.Bookmarked.

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