Sunday, July 7, 2013

Godhuma Rava Idli / Broken Wheat Yogurt Steamed Cakes | Idli Dosa Recipes

It was recently that I discovered that pillowy rava idlis can be easily made at home. Thanks to the blogging world which broke my notion that soft rava idlis are something that can only be found it hotels and ready to make packets. I found this Sharmi's recipe which was simple and quick. I am not a big fan of godhuma rava and detest eating the wheat rava upma. When I was doing a pantry cleanup, I found this poor little packet of wheat rava lying around and decided to make idlis. After tasting this, I had decided to include this one in our regular menu as often as I could.

Makes - 8 idlis
Godhuma Rava / Samba Rava - 1 cup
Thick Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 - grated
Water - 1/2 cup or more as needed (see notes below)
Eno salt - 3/4 tsp 
Salt  - to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - a handful - chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dhal - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 5 - broken + more for garnish
Oil - 2 tsp
Heat oil in a pan and roast the cashew nuts. Remove the nuts and set aside. In the same pan add the mustard seeds, urad dhal and chana dhal. Saute until the mustard splutters. Add the grated carrot and fry until it is almost cooked. Add the rava and fry until it is warm to the touch. Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool.
When cool, add the coriander leaves, salt, yogurt and mix well. Add water as desired to make a thick batter. Set the idli steamer ready and grease the idli plates with oil. Add the eno salt and mix well. Pour ladleful of batter the the idli moulds and cook for 15 minutes or until done. Serve hot with any spicy side dish.
Notes: The batter should be of idli batter consistency. Add water to loosen up if needed.


  1. Excellent and very healthy idlis. Looks perfect.

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  2. Idly looks soft and appealing....

  3. Very healthy and nutritious idli.

  4. Colorful idli! Did you use broken wheat(சம்பா ரவை)? the yellow color is so bright!

    1. I did use samba rava. The yellow color is from the carrots..

  5. Looks awesome. I have not tried this one.

  6. healthy and delicious idli.. love it !!


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