How to Prepare Soft and Spongy Plain Rava Idlis ( Sooji Idlis)
Its not only healthy but also very easy to prepare .
16 tbs sooji
6 tbs curd (fresh)
2 tbs oil (refined oil)
1 tsp Eno (unflavoured)
Salt according to taste
Method :- Mix the curd in sooji , keep it aside for 20 minutes
After 20 minutes add oil and salt to it.
Put the idli maker on gas stove , fill with water and let it boil .
In between Grease(Apply cooking oil) the idli stand . When water starts boiling , add one tea spoon of Eno in batter and mix well with light hand .
The batter will become fluffy , now pour the batter with a serving spoon in the idli stand , cover the lid of idli maker ,after 20 minutes you will find the fluffy Idlis .Let it cool for 5 minutes .
Now the idlis are ready to serve with coconut chutney or green chutney(mint and coriander)
Important points :-
Steam it on a medium flame
After adding the Eno fruit salt in batter, stir it well and and immediately pour it into moulds . Otherwise idlis will not turn out fluffy and spongy
Do not use the flavoured eno like lemon pudina etc , as you will get the flavour of lemon and pudina in idlis
Batter should be neither loose nor thick
Curd should not be sour
After mixing of curd in sooji , do not use the batter immediately because rava takes 10 to 20 minutes to become soft which is compulsory for making soft idlis.
Use quantity of curd as mentioned above . More curd will make them sticky
20 minute of steaming is enough . More time taken for steam will make the idlis dry.
Note: For stuffed idlis you can add any type of chopped vegetables ( carrot,capsicum ,coriander) and dry fruits(cashew, raisins) . Before trying stuffed idlis , you should be perfect in making plain idlis
So , friends be ready for your next perfect idli cooking . These tips will be very helpful to you. Practice makes a person perfect, don’t expect wonders in first go……
All the best!!!!
Dr. Suman Setia BAMS(MDU) DNHE PGDHHM