Plain Rava Idli Recipe

Plain Rava Idli Recipe

Plain Rava Idli Recipe

Looking for a healthy lunch option? I am going to share with you my interesting and unique way of making plain Rava idli recipe with a healthy twist of carrot. Traditional idli are made with combining rice and urad dal batter, but you can make idli with suji batter too. The carrot Rava idli can be made in just 20 to 30 minutes. This recipe is a healthy option to be served as breakfast, lunch, snacks, or kid’s tiffin meal.

The twist of adding carrot makes it more filling and serve it with coconut chutney or south Indian tomato chutney. So let’s get started with how to make Rava idli recipe step by step.

How to make Plain Rava Idli Recipe ?


  • 1 cup Rava (semolina/ suji).
  • 1 cup shredded carrots.
  • 2 spoon of curd (dahin).
  • oil.
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai ke daane).
  • Green chili finely chopped.
  • Coriander leaves chopped.
  • Curry leaves (Kadi Patta).
  • Chopped cashews.
  • Salt.
  • Water.
  • 2 tsp Fruit salt (or 1 tsp baking soda).


  • Take 1 cup Rava (Suji)
  • Add  1 cup shredded carrots – this is optional – it’s just my way of adding vegetables to kids tiffin.
  • Add 2 spoons of curd (dahin).
  • Mix well
  • Now switch on the flame, heat up a small pan.
  • Add some oil in this pan.
  • Add 1 tsp Rai (Mustard Seeds).
  • Wait for mustard seeds to crackle up
    Meanwhile, n the mixing bowl, add some green chilies finely chopped as per your taste.
  • Add some chopped coriander leaves
    add fresh curry leaves.
  • Mix well.
  • When you hear the crackling sound of mustard seeds, add few chopped cashews.
  • And let it warm up some more, and add this tadka to rava mix.
  • Add some salt
  • Add 2 cup water (for every 1 cup Rava).
  • Leave the batter for rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Now add 2 tsp fruit salt and add a spoon of water on top and mix immediately
  • Now grease idli mould and fill with this idly batter- don’t fill fully; it will enlarge a little
  • And make idli in the idli steamer for 10 minutes.
  • Check by piercing a knife or sharp object to see that it comes our cleanly from idli means it’s cooked properly.
  • Switch of the flame.
  • Take out idli and serve with chutney, sambhar.
  • You will find coconut chutney, tomato chutney and sambhar recipes on my channel and website. 

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