Instant Rava Veggie Idli

My family loves south Indian food. And our go-to breakfast has always been idli and dosa. It’s not only delicious but also healthy and keeps your stomach full. But the time it takes to prepare them started to become a constraint in the mornings. That is when my mom came up with this recipe of making idli’s in an instant way which would save us time and get us our favourite breakfast.


  • 1 Cup Rava
  • 1/3 Cup Curd (Amul)
  • 1 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Tsp Udad Dal
  • 1 Tsp Rai (Mustard Seeds)
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Small Piece of Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3 Small Finely Chopped Capsicum
  • Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Salt as Per Taste (Tata)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Eno Soda (Eno)
  • 2 Tbsp Oil (Saffola)
  • 4 Cups Water


Prep: 20 minutes
Refrigeration: 15 minutes

  1. Add Rava and curd in a bowl. Mix it well. Let it sit for 10 mins. Take a pan. Add oil.
  2. Slow the flame and add chana dal. Once it turns pink, add udad dal.
  3. Add rai and curry leaves. Let it sauté. Add onion, ginger chilli paste. Once the onion turns pink, add capsicum.
  4. Add a pinch of hing. Mix it well. Turn off the gas after 3-4 mins. Let it cool.
  5. Once cool, only then add rava and curd mixture to it. Mix well.
  6. Add 4 tbsp water. Add salt as per taste.
  7. Take a long vessel and add 4 cups water to it. Keep strainer (charni) on top of the vessel.
  8. Take 5 small steel plates and rub the oil in it using a brush.
  9. Add eno soda to the mixture. Mix it well. Add mixture to the small steel plates.
  10. Set the plates in the strainer. Cover it with a lid.
  11. Let it sit for 10 mins. Turn the gas off after 10 mins.
  12. Let it cool and take it out with a knife slowly.