Saturday, 24 May 2014

Rawa Idli

Idli is a traditional breakfast item in every South Indian households. It is a savoury cake of South India which is soft, spongy, healthy and is best eaten hot with any kinds of chutney, Idli podi and  sambar. It is a comfort food which is enjoyed by everyone of all ages. These idli’s taste great when had hot with sambar and coconut chutney. another way is you can simply cut these idli’s into small pieces, soak them in sambar and enjoy!

Ingredients for Rawa Idli:

Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Idli Rawa  - 3 cups
Fenugreek/ Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Few drops of Oil for greasing the Idli plates
Water as per requirement

To prepare Rawa Idli:

1. Wash and Soak urad dal and Fenugreek seeds for atleast 4 hours and make a smooth batter by grinding it in wet grinder or mixi.
2. Add water to the idli rava and let it soak for about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain any excess water. Now mix the ground urad dal paste with soaked and mix well till no lumps are formed.
3. Keep the batter aside overnight to ferment. Next day add salt and mix well
4. Grease the idli maker with cooking spray or vegetable oil, pour the batter in each mould.
5. Fill the idli cooker or pressure cooker with 2 to 3 cups of water and put the idli maker into the cooker and steam it for about 13 to 15 minutes. serve this idli with your favourite chutney and Sambar.

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