How to prepare Rava idli (aka suji-curd / Semolina idli)?


For the batter:
  • 1 cup suji (rawa) or semolina
  • 1 cup curd (yogurt / dahi)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
  • 1 tsp green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Cashew bits
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp oil.

Preparation method

  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan and add the mustard seeds, once they splutter add the urad dal, chana dal and cashew nuts.
  • Batter for Rava / Suji idli
  • Now add the ginger, green chilies, turmeric and curry leaves.
  • Then add the suji (semolina) and roast it till the suji starts changing color and releases its aroma. Let it cool.
  • When it gets cool, add salt, curd and water mix well until it becomes smooth.
  • In idli cooker put some water to boil and pour the semolina batter in each idli slot.
  • Place the Idli Mould in cooker and steam for ten minutes.
  • Take it out and serve hot with chutney.


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