Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rava Idli and Saagu

This is a karnataka special dish. Rava idli is always served with saagu only in karnataka. This dish is so popular in bangalore. You should get to taste the rava idli at MTR a famous restaurant in bangalore, they are so awesome ans taste so good ,no wonder they are the creator of this famous rava idli.
This Rava idli recipe is pure home made , though many ready mix easily available in the store but nothing like home made one. This is very tasty and goes very well with saagu. If you does not wanat to prepare saagu you can very well have with coconut chutney and it would taste equally good. Here goes the recipe for rava idli and saagu.

Rava Idli:
Sooji rava - 1 cup
Vermicelli - 1 cup ( you can use 1/2 cup if don't like the vermicelli taste)
Onion chopped - 1 small
Channa daal - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2tsp
Cashew broken small pieces - 2 tsp
Cilantro Finely chopped - 1 cup
Cooking Soda - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1 cup
oil - 2 tbsp

In a big kadai add oil,when its hot season with mustard and channa daal. Add cashews and fry for a min. Now add onion and keep frying for 5 mins.Reduce the flame to medium and add salt , sooji rava and vermicelli and fry until rava and vermicelli turns light burn.Add the cilantro. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Mix yogurt, water and cooking soda and mix well and set aside for 10 mins. The mixture should not be too thick or too watery. Add water to the mixture accordingly. Grease idli plate with oil and spoon the mixture and steam cook. Serve hot with Saagu or coconut chutney.


Potato cubed - 1 small
Peas ,carrot,any vegetable of your choice - 1 cup

To grind:
Green chilies - 2 slit
Garlic - 3 cloves
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Fried Gram - 3 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cilantro - 1 cup
For seasoning:
Curry leaves
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt as required


Boil the vegetables in microwave in high power for 4 mins and set aside. Heat oil in a pan and season it with mustard and curry leaves. Add the grinded paste and mix for couple of mins. Now add the boiled vegetables and salt and mix. Cook covered in low flame until the raw smell is gone. Serve with rava idli.


  1. Wow thats my fav combo .. just browsed thru all the dishes everything is making me hungry

  2. Very nice dishes..all of them.
    The short description at the beginning is really good, for all recipes.


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