Our cuisine down south of India, is simple, yet it is healthy and tastes delicious. From idlis to dosas and spicy chutneys to sambar, South Indian cuisine is very versatile.
One such popular dish from the South is that of the Rava Idli Recipe. Spongy flavourful Rava Idlis can be served with chutney and potato sagu and washed down with a hot cup of South Indian filter coffee for a delicious South Indian breakfast. These soft rava idlis can be served for breakfast or dinner or can even be packed in your kid’s lunch box.
Fluffy Rava idlis are made using semolina/sooji which is essentially coarse, gritty fine grains made by grinding husked wheat/Durum wheat that is widely used in Indian cuisine.
Rava Idli Recipes are relatively quick and easy to make, which involves no soaking of dals and rice for a long period of time, grinding the batter, and fermentation, compared to the regular idlis.
A classic Rava Idli recipe, is made by combining rava, along with yoghurt, eno fruit salt and an authentic south Indian temering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. Most often the tempering used for rava idli recipes also includes cashew nuts that add a rich crunch in almost every bite of the rava idli .
So what are you waiting for, take a look at these sumptuous and healthy Rava idli recipes and try them in your kitchen already.
1. Classic South Indian Rava Idli Recipe
An authentic idli made using rava/semolina with a south indian tadka of curry leaves and mustard seeds, Classic South Indian Rava Idli Recipe is a commonly served as breakfast across the southern states of India.
The addition of cashew nuts and carrots gives a lovely crunch to this healthy Idli Recipe
Rava/ Semolina is made by grinding durum wheat, keeping you satiated for a longer time, as it gets digested slowly. It is also an excellent source of iron
Serve this Classic South Indian Rava Idli Recipe along with Coconut Chutney Recipe and Potato Saagu Recipe and South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe for a complete South Indian breakfast
2. Barley Rava Idli Recipe
Rava Idli made a lot more healthier and delicious with the addition of Barley paste into the Rava idli batter making it a healthy rava idli recipe.
A great way to camouflage this healthy grain into your family’s diet
Barley is a healthy whole grain packed with important nutrients. It has high fiber content, packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and great for diabetics.
Serve this Barley Rava Idli Recipe for breakfast or dinner along with South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe With Coconut Water, Karuveppilai Chutney Podi Recipe and Kumbakonam Filter Coffee Recipe for a complete breakfast.
3. Sabbakki Rava Idli Recipe
An unusual combination of Sabudana and Semolina brought together in the form of an idli, yielding melt in the mouth soft idlis, Sabbakki Rava Idli Recipe can be served for breakfast or packed in your kid’s lunch box.
Serve this Sabbakki Rava Idli Recipe along with Karpooravalli Chutney Recipe and Bangalore Restaurant Style Sambar Recipe and Coffee Recipe for a holiday breakfast.
4. Instant Oats Rava Idli Recipe
All that you need in a breakfast idli is there in this Instant Oats Rava Idli Recipe, that is made using oat flour and rava.
Since breakfast is the first meal of the day, a healthy idli recipe like this one will do wonders.
Serve this Instant Oats Rava Idli Recipe, along with Raw Mango & Coconut Chutney Recipe and Udupi Style Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe followed by Paal Payasam Recipe as a dessert to end this South Indian meal.
5. Veggie Rava Idli Recipe
The Classic Rava Idli recipe made a lot more healthier with the added goodness of freshly cut vegetables. This Veggie Rava Idli Recipe is a great way to include vegetables into your child’s diet.
Serve this Veggie Rava Idli Recipe along with Ellu Chutney and Keerai Sambar Recipe for a South Indian Breakfast.
6. Ragi & Oats Rava Idli Recipe
A combination of three grains that make this idli a super healthy idli recipe, the Ragi & Oats Rava Idli Recipe is an absolute must try recipe in your kitchen.
Serve this Ragi & Oats Rava Idli Recipe along with Keerai Sambar Recipe and South Indian Onion Chutney Recipe and Bellada Coffee Recipe With Milk for a complete meal. This meal can also be served to diabetics.
7. Ragi Rava Idli Recipe – Steamed High Protein Finger Millet Idli
Ragi Rava Idli recipe is a healthy combination of millet flour mixed with semolina and spiced it up green chillies, mustard, and curry leaves.
It’s a super simple rava idli recipe that that makes a great indian diabetic breakfast and a high protein breakfast as well.
Serve Ragi Rava Idli recipe along with Red Chilli Coconut Chutney Recipe and Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe for a simple weeknight dinner .