Sunday, August 17, 2008

Corriander-Rava Idli's

My Grand mother's Mother(my avva) used to make hot hot tiffins in the evening for us. Evening at 4'o' clock sharply, hot tiffins will be in our hand. That too with a suitable side-dishes and the tiffins vary from day to day. unfortunately i enjoyed these tiffins only during my holiday's.

Some of the tiffin's that i have really enjoyed are, Spongy Aappam's made with kallu(a local hot drink) along with thick coconut milk, Crispy Rava Dosa's with Coconut chutney(Grinded on stone), Podi dosa's with sambhar, Rava Idli's with Tomato Chutney, Kancheepuram Idli's, Soft Bonda's and Crispy Bajji's. Sound's delicious right. How lucky is my mom to have her grand mother to cook all these delicious tiffin's to my Dad(avva's Grand son).

When i was in Bangalore, MTR gave me the same experience and taste that my avva cooked for us. I dont mind to wait for 2 or 3 hours to treat my tongue and to hang on the sweet memories. Whenever My Dad comes over to Bangalore, we go to MTR(Mavalli Tiffin Rooms). My Dad likes the Karnataka Special's like Set Dosa's with Sagu, Corriander Rava Idlie's from Adigas and Masal Dosa's.

So Here is the Corriander Rava Idli, that i tried, i suggest you to add more finely chopped corriander to this..The idli should look Greener and only thing that could be spotted in idlie's are the golden cashews..


Rava - 2 cups(small cheerotti rava)
Green chilies - 2(finely chopped)
Butter Milk- 2 cup's
Onion-1(finely chopped)
Oil - 2 tbsp and a spoon(to apply on idli plate)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Corriander leaves - 1 cup(finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 2 tbsp(finely chopped)
Salt - 1 ½ tsp
Bengal gram dhal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp


Roast the Rava with half a spoon of ghee. mix the rava with sour butter milk thoroughly so that no lumps are allowed.

Fry the seasonings in oil along with chopped onions for about 2 -3 minutes. add salt, chopped chillies, coriander leaves, and curry leaves.

Mix well and pour into oil-applied Idli plates(put ghee fried small pieces of cashews on the idli plate before the rava mix goes in) and steam for 15 minutes.

Enjoy it Hot with Coconut Chutney and Potato Sagu.


  1. Looks yummy!

    Grandmas are always great with love and food

  2. my first time here...u have a great blog...rava idly rocks....

  3. I can imagine how delicous this will smell while it is being steamed....

  4. You are true Priya..they are really great to cook and serve for us at their old age..

    sangeeth..thanks and Warm Welcome to u.. are absolutely smells so good..

  5. How lovely you got taste your great-grandmom's food! I'm with you for the wait at MTR - totally worth it! The rava idlies look yum.

  6. mmm. delicious idlis. So tempting.

  7. Hi Lavi,
    Went through your blog just now. The recipes are differnt and excellent. The rava idlis look so tempting. I have never tried them before. Will try and let you know. Keep in TOuch, bye.

  8. Hey lavi very nice recipe and the pic is too good.

  9. Looks great - especially the yummy cashews...I must confess I have become lazy ever since I disocvered MTR rava idlis...they definitely have perfected their technique to make soft spongy rava idlis and I have convenience in minutes!

  10. wow lavi ,,that looks really yummy..great picture..tempting!

  11. Wow looks mouth watering. I was completely bored eating the same routine plain edlis. This is something new to me iam gonna try this out.

  12. I have a suprise waiting for u in my blog. Check out dear.

  13. That looks so pretty too Lavi and the coriander must make it so flavorful. I've never added so much before - will definitely try.

  14. wow perfect look it gives. mouth watering idlis.

  15. Vani...iam luckiest grand child, and you said it exactly wait is worth at MTR..


    Gita..Thank u&looking forward for ur vathakuzhambhu recipe.

    Shriya..Thanks dear..

  16. Hi Miri.. even i was buying the ready mix for rava idli..once i tried, i felt i was not bad and started learning to improvise in each attempts..hope u will join me soon.

    Thank U Smn..

    Bhawana..Welcome to my Blog.

    Kitchen Flavours..Thanks for the awards and thank u for ur words on each post:)

  17. Mmmmm, those are looking tasty :)

  18. This is my first visit to your blog,you have a great collection of recipes.Your rawa idlis look awesome:)

  19. The idilis really looks so tempting and the presentation is great.

  20. Idly looks really delicious.This was my long awaited dish...thank u..

  21. Thank u Pearlso forest..

    Malathi..I prepared this, the next day..u asked me for the recipe..but it took me almost 6 months to post it:)

  22. Rava-Idli is my Fvaorite South Indian Dish. I like the Chutneys that are being given with the Rava-Idli.

    green tea

  23. Rava Idli is my favorite South Indian Dish. I like the Chutneys that are been given with the Rava Idli.

    green tea


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