Friday, 27 January 2012

Rava Idli

Rava – 2 cups
Green chillies – 2 (minced)
Sour curd – 2 cups
Onion -1/2 (finely chopped)
Oil – 2 tblsp
Cilantro - 3 stalks (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 6 leaves
Salt - to taste
Cooking/Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Bengal gram dal - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 1 tblsp
Ghee - 2 tblsp

1. Roast the rava and cashews in the ghee. Mix it with sour curd and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a small pan, temper mustard seeds, chopped curry leaves, urad dal and bengal gram dal.
3. Once the dals are nicely cooked add the onions and green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
4. Pour this over the rava-curd mixture.
5. Add cooking soda, salt and chopped cilantro to the above mixture and mix everything well. Add little water if the batter is too thick.
6. Grease the idli plates with few drops of oil and pour the batter.
7. Steam it for 15 minutes like idlis. Serve with spicy pudhina chutney and/or sambhar.