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Broccoli carrots rava idli

Radha Natarajan
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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
14 People
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ABOUT Broccoli carrots rava idli RECIPE

Many of us have already tasted lovely soft rava idlis in various South Indian restaurants and we try to replicate the dish at home. So why not add some healthy ingredients and vegetables to make it a good choice for kids lunch box too ?

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 14

  1. 1 & 1/2 cup roasted rava/ sooji/semolina
  2. 1/4 cup chopped broccoli florets ( blanched in hot water and drained )
  3. 1/4 cup grated carrots.
  4. 1/4 th cup grated coconut
  5. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 1 tbsp chana dal
  7. 1 tsp chopped ginger
  8. 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  9. 1 tbsp cashewnuts
  10. 1 tbsp oil
  11. some curry leaves
  12. chopped coriander leaves
  13. salt to taste
  14. 1 tsp eno salt to be added just before making idlis
  15. 1& 1/2 cup buttermilk or curd enough to make idli batter.
  16. Pinch of turmeric powder
  17. pinch of hing powder / asafoetida powder


  1. Chop the broccoli florets to smaller pieces and blanch in boiling salted water for few minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. In a kadai, add oil, splutter mustard seeds, add chana dal, cashewnuts, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves .
  3. Add asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and then add the blanched broccoli florets, grated carrots,sprinkle just drops of water to cook lightly , add coconut now .Add the roasted rava.
  4. Mix well and remove to cool . Add salt and mix well.
  5. Then add the curds or buttermilk to make a idli batter.
  6. Let it rest for 3 minutes. Do not add Eno salt now .
  7. Then add more buttermilk or curd to make the batter to a little loose consistency as the roasted rava would have absorbed the yogurt and mixture may appear thick
  8. At this stage add the eno powder and stir well to make batter more airy. Quickly steam the idlis and dont allow batter to rest after adding eno salt.
  9. Keep the idli plates greased with oil, let the steamer be heated with water boiling inside before placing idli plates
  10. Ladle some batter about 3/4 th in each idli mould and place in idli steamer to cook for about 5 minutes or till done ,remove and remove idlis with help of a spoon,
  11. Serve hot delicious soft vegetable idlis with coconut and potato sagoo as served in South Indian restaurants.

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