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14 INGREDIENTS11 STEPS47MIN

South Indian Steamed Semolina Cakes (Rava Idli)

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Rawa idli is a variation of the popular South Indian breakfast item, idli, made with rawa (semolina) or sooji. It is one of the simplest Idli recipes that does not require labor in grinding and hours of soaking and fermentation. In fact, this Idli recipe can be made from scratch. Healthy and diabetic friendly, you can also change up the recipe by adding grated carrots, beetroot, etc. to make it even more filling.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
1 cup
Semolina Flour
1/2 cup
Dahi
3/4 tsp
Baking Soda
1 tsp
Frying Oil
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
2 Tbsp
Dried Chickpeas
or Chana Dal
2
Dried Chili Peppers
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
or Hing
2 sprigs
Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp
Fresh Cilantro , finely chopped
1/2 in
Fresh Ginger , grated
1 tsp
Ghee
to taste

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
74
FAT
1.4 g
PROTEIN
2.5 g
CARBS
12.9 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Collect all the ingredients on the kitchen counter before you start making the Idlis.
Step 2
Heat a non-stick pan and dry roast the Semolina Flour (1 cup) until golden. Collect in a bowl and keep aside to cool.
Step 3
In the same pan, heat the Frying Oil (1 teaspoon) and add Mustard Seeds (1 teaspoon), broken Dried Chili Pepper (2), Asafoetida (1/2 teaspoon) and Curry Leaf (2 sprig) and wait till they splutter/crackle.
Step 4
Now add Dried Chickpeas (2 tablespoon) and roast until golden. Collect and keep aside.
Step 5
Whisk Dahi (1/2 cup) and add in roasted semolina with the tempering. Combine to make a thick batter.
Step 6
Set aside for 30 minutes so that the semolina soaks and softens.
Step 7
Now add Baking Soda (3/4 teaspoon), Fresh Ginger (1/2 inch), Fresh Cilantro (1 tablespoon), Granulated Sugar (1/2 teaspoon), and Salt (to taste). Add little water and combine to make a flowing batter. I also added Ghee (1 teaspoon) to get rustic flavor and aroma.
Step 8
Take an Idli maker stand and grease the sections with oil.
Step 9
Pour the batter onto each section and steam the Idlis in a steamer for 12-15 minutes.
Step 10
Turn off the gas and let the Idli rest for 5 minutes before you take them off from the stand.
Step 11
Now carefully take out the Idlis by running a knife on sides. Plate the hot and fluffy Rawa Idlis in a plate and serve hot with green chili and coconut chutney.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
74
% Daily Value*
Fat
1.4 g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.4 g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
1.5 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
12.9 g
5%
Fiber
1.5 g
5%
Sugars
0.9 g
--
Protein
2.5 g
5%
Sodium
89.3 mg
4%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
12.4 mg
1%
Iron
1.0 mg
6%
Potassium
77.1 mg
2%
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