Instant Rawa Idlis

We used to always have Rawa Idlis at Adigas. Adigas at Bangalore is the only place where I love to have South Indian Food. If you happen to go there, you will hardly get a place to sit. One fine day I was so tired and I wanted to try something easy. Checked my fridge and luckily found a cup of curds and some veges. Had Rawa/Sooji in my pantry. Thought of trying something new. Tried these Instant Rawa Idlis and believe me, they turned out superb. They are fast and easy to cook. My hubby loved them and hubby was surprised, because I was damn tired after returning home from office. This was the first time that I prepared Instant Rawa Idlis from scratch. Prior to this I used to get a packet of MTR Rawa Idlis mix. But now I found the secret behind these Instant Rawa Idlis. These can be served with delicious South Indian sambar.

1 cup rawa/sooji
1 cup curd
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup onion cup length wise
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
Handful of chopped coriander leaves
10 curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp cooking soda
Home-made ghee for greasing the idli moulds

Roast the rawa on gas till a nice aroma comes from it.Let it cool for sometime.
Mix the rawa and curd, add soda to it and keep aside.
The batter consistency should be like normal idli batter.

In a pan, add oil and to it add mustard seeds.
After the stop spluttering, add curry leaves and urad dal.
Fry for a minute and add onions and fry.
After the onion turns pinkish, add the other vegetables and fry for sometime.
Sprinkle coriander leaves over it.
Switch off the gas and let it cool.

After cooling, mix the rava idli batter and the sauted veges from the pan.

Grease the idlis moulds with home-made ghee. Add sufficient quantity of idli batter to it and cook them in a idli cooker.


  1. says

    Looks yummy dear and anything instant attracts an immediate attention. Very true therz no energy left after returning home.. Loved this recipe will surely try it out for my lunch box….

  2. says

    My favourite breakfast!!!.I always prefer to make rava idli then to grind rice and daal to make the regular soft and easy to digest.

  3. says

    Want to grab some.I have rarely made rava idlis have the batter taht can be made into this will try.Keep you finger and toes crossed.

  4. says

    I was going through your recipes and saw this one. I was looking for a recipe to make Rawa idli from scratch long back. As u have mentioned, i too use the MTR Rawa Idli mix. My husband loves it so much that i wanted to learn the rawa idli making from scratch. I will defintely try this one. Thanks Raksha…

  5. says

    Wow! I have never tried this before..worked so well and the idlis were so soft. If you add some salt to the batter, you don't even need an accompaniment like sambar, coconut chutney, or molagpudi. You can just eat idlis by themselves πŸ™‚

    Thank you Raksha!

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