Oct 9, 2014

ರವೆ ಇಡ್ಲಿ ~ Rava Idli & Tomato Sambar

  Rava Idli , Tomato Sambar

Ingredients for the Batter : 
2 cup sooji/rava/semolina
2 1/2 cup of curd, fresh or sour
pinch of baking soda

Ingredients for Seasoning:
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp Urad dal
few cashew nuts
2 green chillies chopped
few curry leaves.
Now dry roast the rava for few mins.
add 1 tbsp of oil  to it, fry until u get nice aroma of the rawa. then let it cool.
Now add curd, mix it well without lumps.
add a pinch of baking soda to the batter.
add salt to the taste.
Now take a pan with 2 tsp of oil for seasoning add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal fry till they turn golden color, add chopped cashew nuts, green chilli, curry leaves.
add this to the batter.

Now rest the batter for 5 mins check it, if it is in the pouring consistency, if its thick some curd can be added, keep it covered for another 10 mins.

Pour the batter in to the idli moulds.
Place the idli stand in the steamer or pressure cooker for 10 - 12 mins, if pressure cooker is used to steam the idlis then no need of using the whistle.
Let the cooker cool for few mins.

Tomato Sambar /Saaru

Tomatoes - 4 - 5 medium sized
(Roma or BangaloreTomatoes (Indian hybrid), or regular ones)
Onion - small size 
Garlic - 3 -4 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Grated dry coconut or Fresh - 2 tsps
Curry leaves - 4 - 5 for grinding, few for tampering
Coriander leaves - for tempering

Procedure : 
Cut tomatoes in to small pieces.
Cut onion in to long pieces.

Now take a pan, add half portion of onion, keep another portion to add while grinding, fry till it becomes transparent, add 2 -3 cloves of garlic fry for few secs, add tomatoes, fry till they become soft, add curry leaves 4 -5, add cut ginger pieces add grated coconut fresh or dry, add chilli powder, methi powder, pepper powder, jeera powder fry a little. 

Leave it to cool down, now grind the mixture with half portion of onion kept.Heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds  allow it to splutter, add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves,(onions can be added) fry for a minute,add coriander leaves, now pour the ground mixture to the vessel, add salt, bring it to boil, add salt to your taste.

Note : if we use Blre tomatoes they are not much sour so if you want you can add tamarind juice as per ur taste. If regular tomatoes are used u may need to add jaggery  to it.. :)

Serve idlis with Coconut chutney &  Sambar..

1 comment:

dr.umesh l said...

What a co-incidence-today exactly after 2 years we had the same home made Rava Idli, but only with Chutney...too tasty...