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Instant rava idli

Instant Rava Idli

A very quick and easy recipe for making instant soft idlis. It is a good alternative for those who want to avoid rice and fermented food.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20 idlis
Calories 67kcal


  • 1.25 cup semolina (sooji - use a coarse form). I have used the cup used for baking purpose.
  • 1 cup plain yogurt curd
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • salt as per taste
  • oil for greasing idli mould and for applying on idlis


  • Take semolina in a bowl. (use the same cup to measure semolina, curd and water). The cup size can vary but the proportion remains the same i.e. semolina:curd:water is 1.25:1:1. I have used the cup used for measuring baking ingredients.
  • Add curd, asafoetida (hing) , baking soda and salt to it.
    Instant rava idli
  • Now add water and mix it well to make batter. Cover and let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
    Instant rava idli
  • Put water to boil in the steamer. Grease the idli mould and pour a ladle full of batter into each mould.
    Instant rava idli
  • Place the idli mould in the steamer and cover and cook it for 8-10 minutes. Remove the stand and let it cool. Brush the top of the idlis with oil while they are cooling in the stand.
    Instant rava idli
  • Cool and unmould the idlis and serve them hot. They are super soft.
    Instant rava idli


Just be careful with the proportions of the ingredients while making batter.
The proportion of Semolina:curd:water is 1.25:1:1


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.2mg