Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Rava Idli


Idli being a star Breakfast in South India , this in any form is acceptable.
Though I prefer the regular Idli , this one here is easy to make , I made it when I woke up late a weekend and was thinking how to satisfy the other two hungry tummy's here as  Oats an Cereals are preferred only during the weekdays.


I otherwise like Masala Idli - which is made with this rava Idle , that's a wonderful snack Item

Ingredients

Rava /Semolina - 1 cup
Curd - 1 cup
Green Chili's - 2 no's finely chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp or use Eno Fruit salt - 1 sachet
Salt to taste
May add cashew nuts to this too , I didn't add it

For the seasoning

Oil - 2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal or use Urad dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida /Hing - a pinch
Ginger - 1/2 inch size finely chopped

Method

* Heat Oil in a pan , pop mustard , add then Chana dal or Urad dal (I used Chana dal) , saute till the dal looks brown.

* Add ginger and saute for a few seconds , and add rava/Semolina , stir rava for not more than 2 minutes.

* Switch off the heat and allow to cool (about 5 to 7 minutes) , add then curd and all other ingredients (Green chili's , cilantro/coriander leaves , Asafoetida , salt , baking soda or Eno fruit salt and cashews (if using)

* Add water little at a time to make batter about ( 1/2 to 1 cup) and keep this aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

* After 20 minutes , rava absorbs all water and you may have to add more water to make it a batter, consistency similar to normal Idli batter.

*Prepare steamer , grease the Idli mould and pour batter on it and steam cook the same for 10 to 15 minutes.



*Serve Hot with any Chutney




Cheers
TN