Multi Grain Idli

Semolina is known as rava in Tamil and suji in Hindi. Rava idli is one of my family’s favourite breakfast. I follow the famous Mrs Mallika Badhrinath’s recipe for rava idli. It is a fool proof recipe and I have shared this many of my friends.

I have tried many variations with this basic recipe and I have never been disappointed with my attempts. This is one such variation from my kitchen. It’s more healthier and wholesome as ragi and oats are added along with rava and can be made instantly:)



Rava( semolina)- 1/2 cup

Oats- 1/4th cup

Ragi- 1/4th cup

Yogurt- 3/4th cup

Water- 1/4th cup

Oil- 1 tbsp

Mustard- 1 tsp

Urad dal- 1 tsp

Chana dal- 1 tsp

Hing- 1/4 th tsp

Cashew nuts- 1 tbsp

Cooking soda- 1/8th tsp

Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tbsp

Grated carrots- 8 tbsp

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan.

Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal, cashew nuts and hing.Sauté till the dal becomes golden. 

Switch off the gas. Add rava, ragi and oats and mix well.


Now add well beaten yogurt to this and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix again. Let it rest for 10 mins.


Heat water in a steamer. Grease Idli plates, top it with a tbsp of grated carrots and keep it ready.


Once the water starts steaming, add cooking soda  and 1/4th cup of water to the batter and mix well. Batter will become light and frothy.


Pour the batter into greased Idli plates and steam for 12-15 mins or till done.


Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot with hot, spicy sambar or chutney:)