It’s been long since I made rava idli at home. Today I made with a little variation. I added peas to enhance the protein content of the idli. It will be very ideal for breakfast , kids lunch box or as evening snack for children as it has a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.
The idli was very soft and had a melt in mouth texture. The mild sweetness of peas was an interesting addition to the flavour. Also the light green coloured idlis were really beautiful to look at:)
Boiled fresh peas – 3/4th cup
Rava ( semolina) – 3/4th cup
Yogurt – 3/4th cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Green chillies – 2
Chopped coriander leaves- 1/4th cup
Oil – 4 tsps
Mustard – 1 tsp
Split urad dal ( ullundhu) – 1 tsp
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Hing ( asafoetida) – a pinch
Cooking soda- 2-3 pinches
Salt to taste.
Grind the peas, green chillies and coriander leaves to a coarse paste.
Switch off the gas. Add the rava, coarsely ground peas mixture and salt to taste. Mix well.
Meanwhile put water for steaming in a steamer.
Grease idli plates and keep it ready. When the water starts steaming in the steamer, add 2 pinches of soda to the batter and mix well.
Fill the greased plates with batter and steam it for 12-15 mins or till its done ( if you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean).
Serve the idlis hot with spicy chutney or sambar or both:)