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Instant Carrot Semolina (Rava) Idli

Instant Carrot Semolina (Rava) Idli

Ready in just 20 minutes this Instant Carrot Rava Idlis are a good breakfast and lunch option.
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Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 Cup Roasted Semi Coarse Semolina (Rava)
  • 2 tbsp Curd
  • Chopped Green chilly to taste
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrot (1 medium size) (Or vegetable of your choice)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Fruit Salt (Eno)
  • Water as required
  • Oil for greasing Idli moulds
  • Water for steaming

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 7-8 Curry leaves


  • Roast the Semolina in some ghee (clarified butter) or oil , if not already roasted. Let it cool.
  • Once cool, in wide bowl add the Semolina, salt and curd and enough water . Mix everything. Do not too much water, we want a semi thick / dropping consistency batter, not runny. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes so that the Semolina hydrates/soaks water.
  • In the meantime grate the carrots and grease the Idli moulds and keep the water for boiling in the Idli vessel or in a wide vessel big enough for the Idli moulds.
  • After 5-10 minutes, add the carrots, coriander, green chilly and give a quick mix. 
  • In a small pan, add the oil, once hot, add the mustard seeds. Once they crackle add Cumin seeds and Curry leaves. Add this mix to the batter. (Tempering is completely Optional)
  • Just before putting the Idli batter in the mould add fruit salt and a tablespoon of water and mix everything. Adjust water consistency, if too thick. Do not add too much water, we want a semi thick / dropping consistency batter, not runny.
  • Add the batter in the greased Idli moulds and keep the Idli moulds for steaming for 10 minutes.
  • Remove after 10 minutes. Let it rest on the counter for 1 min. With a spoon, remove the Idli's.
    Instant Carrot Semolina (Rava) Idli
  • Serve it with chutney or tea for breakfast, or pack in your kid's or your office lunchboxes.
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