Rava Idli With Sambar Recipe | How To Make Instant Rava Idli

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Idli are an Indian food that is a type of savory rice cake. They originate in the subcontinent and have been popular as breakfast foods since they were first introduced by traders from Southern India to Sri Lanka over 2000 years ago. The cakes may be made with fermented black lentils (de-husked) or other legumes, such as urad dal; typically this would include some form of onion for flavorsome taste, green chillies for heat and spices like coriander leaves and mustard seeds which make them fragrant when fried together before steaming on top of cooked white rice mixed with water until it has formed into doughy lumps.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 35 per piece
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Idli sambhar is a typical south Indian recipe that gives you a relishing taste. Idli is though made of rice flour but another way of making them is with rava. Rava idli with sambar are instant and easy to cook. Soaked in sambhar they are too delicious. In the south, almost every household will offer you idli sambhar in meals. Try it for a mouth-watering taste.


Ingredients For Idli

Ingredients For Sambhar



  1. Mix and blend the rava idli ingredients well and leave it for 5 minutes. Now take a pan, heat oil and then add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add to rava idli batter.

  2. Now take idli cooker and grease it with oil. Now pour the idli batter in it and cook idli for 8 to 10 minutes in the cooker. Check before removing the idlis from the cooker if they are cooked.

  3. For Sambhar cook the dal with salt and turmeric powder. Now heat oil in a pan and fry all the chopped vegetables one by one in it.

  4. Now take fresh oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seed and fenugreek seeds and let them splutter. Now add spices like coriander powder, red chilly powder, salt, and fry it.

  5. Now add the cooked dal and the vegetables to it. After five minutes add tamarind paste and sambhar powder to it. Cook it for eight to ten minutes.

  6. Soak the idlis in sambhar after pouring into a bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 304kcal
Calories from Fat 18kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%
Sodium 427mg18%
Potassium 651mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 61g21%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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