Instant Masala Fry Rava Idli Recipe
I get most hungry at 4:00-5:00 PM and since I am not a tea person and don’t like to munch on packaged processed food, I keep on trying easy and quick snacking recipes. Some of these recipes also turn out to be my early dinner. Instant Rava Masala Fried Idli is one of those recipes. Dilli Wali Aloo Tikki Chaat , Mumbai Street Style Masala Pav , Veg Mayo Sandwich, Desi Style Macaroni Pasta is my other favorite snack recipes, You can fry it as per your taste adjusting spices and the best part is you can also add veggies to make it a healthier version. These rava idlis can also be served with sambar and chutney for dinner or breakfast.
Since its light and quick to make these Fried Rava idlis also makes for a good breakfast option. You can also pack these for kids tiffin/lunch box. I also use leftover idlis for this recipe. You can also use regular idlis made with rice and lentils. Fried idlis are a good way to use leftover idlis as it gets a new and delicious makeover.
How to prepare Rava Idlis –
As it is an easy and quick recipe, it doesn’t require much preparation and efforts to make it.
Soak rava in curd with some water and salt as required, for about 30 mins. Add eno (fruit salt) right before steaming. Keep the ingredients ready for tempering.
How to make Instant Fried Rava Idli –
While idli batter is resting, grease (use a little water along with oil for a perfect greasing) the idli mould and boil water in a steamer. Pour batter in a greased idli mould and steam it for 10 minutes or till idlis are done. Do a knife test (prick idli using knife, if it comes out clean, it indicates that the idlis are done).
Let it cool and use sharp edge spoon, dip it in the warm water (same water that you used for steaming idlis) to demould. This way idlis won’t break and will come out smoothly.
Temper idlis using suggested ingredients. You can also use spices of your choice like podi masala, sambar masala to give it a different flavour.
What kind of Rava/Sooji/Semolina can be used –
You can use regular rava/sooji/semolina that we use for making upma. Idli rava is also a good option to make these idlis. I have used idli rava this time but however, I would suggest you to use either regular rava or add dal mix or some rice flour if using idli rava. It can be used even without the addition of anything like I have done in this recipe.
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