Friday, April 6, 2012

Instant Rawa Idly

My daughter is now 14 months old. She refuses to eat when we try to feed her :). She wants to pick up food and eat it on her own. Which gives me limited options for her dinner. I am always looking for some new and healthy finger food ideas for her. Usually, I give her pasta, paratha, cooked vegetables-cut into big pieces for easy grasp:). A friend of mine said that she gives muthia, dhokla, idly etc. Her son is a few months older than Srishti, but I liked her ideas. So yesterday, while driving back from work, I decided to make instant rava idly for dinner.
Here is the recipe for making rava idly. The following recipe will make 16-18 idlies.

1 Cup Rawa (Semolina),
1 Cup Yogurt,
1 Cup Water
Salt to taste
1.5 Teaspoon Ghee/Oil (per your preference),
1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
1 Teaspoon Urad Daal
4-5 Curry Leaves
3/4 Teaspoon Eno Fruit Salt
Method:Heat ghee (or oil) in a pan. Once it is hot, reduce the flame to medium and add jeera and curry leaves. Cook for 30 seconds, and then add urad daal. Cook until the daal turns light brown/pinkish (about 1 minute). Reduce the flame to low and add the rawa. Cook until the rawa starts to turn light pink (about 5 minutes). Make sure to stir frequently for uniform cooking. Switch off the flame.

In another container, beat the yogurt then add rava. Mix well. Now add the water, a little at a time, making sure no lumps are forming. The mixture should have runny consistency, but it shouldn't be too watery. Keep aside.
Boil water in the idly cooker. Grease the idly molds. You want to put the idly stand in the cooker when the water in the cooker starts to boil. Add Eno fruit salt to the batter, and mix well just before pouring it into the molds. Put the idly stand in the cooker and cover. Cook on medium high flame for 15-20 minutes or until the idlies are done. This can be checked by inserting a knife in the center of an idly. If the knife comes out clean, the idlys are done. Turn off the heat. Get the idly stand out of the cooker and let it cool completely before unmolding idlies.
Serve with hot sambhar.

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