Rava Idli Recipe / How To Make Rava Idli / Quick Rawa Idli Recipe

Rava Idli RecipeRava Idli Recipe is a very famous South Indian recipe which is very simple to prepare at home. Rava Idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice-dal idlis. Rava idli is a variation of the popular South Indian breakfast item, idli, made with rava-semolina-rawa or bombay rava. Rave idli is served hot with saagu and coconut chutney.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Easy


  • Sooji/Rava – 1 cup
  • Butter Milk – 1 to 1 ¼ cup
  • Baking Soda – a pinch
  • Finely Chopped Onion – 1 cup
  • Finely Chopped Green Chili – 2-3 nos.
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves –
  • Salt as per taste –

For Tadka/popu/tempering: –

  • Curry Leaves – 10-12 Leaves
  • Urad Dal (skinned split black lentils) – 1 tbsp
  • Chana Dal (split Bengal gram) – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seed – 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying –
  • Grated Carrot (Optinal) – 1/2 cup
  • Pea (Optinal) – 1/2 cup


  • In a bowl, add rawa, buttermilk and salt, soak for 30 min.
  • For tadka, heat the oil in a small frying pan, add urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves, fry for 2-3 min.
  • Add onions, carrot, pea and green chili, fry till onions are golden brown and allow to cool the onions slightly and add to the rawa batter.
  • Add coriander leaves and baking soda to the batter just before steaming.
  • Grease the idly holder or idli moulds well with oil.
  • Fill each of them with ¾ th full of batter.
  • place the idli plate into steamer and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once cooked remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Gently take the soft idlies from the plate using a greased spoon.
  • Serve hot idli with coconut chutney.
RAVA IDLI RECIPE was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes