Saturday, February 09, 2008



urad dal-2 cups
Idly rava-4 cups
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Rice flour-2 tablespoons
Maida or plain flour-2 tablespoons

Baking soda-a pinch
Salt-1 teaspoon
Oil for deep fry


  1. Soak the urad dal for 4-5 hours and wash it. Grind it into a smooth batter.
  2. Meanwhile, soak the ravva in water for fifteen minutes. Drain the water carefully and wash it with water again. Keep it aside to let the rava settle at the bottom.
  3. Repeat it twice or thrice to clean the rava properly.
  4. Squeeze the ravva and add it to the urad dal batter. Mix it well and allow it to ferment overnight.
  5. Separate the batter into two parts. Store the first part in the fridge.
  6. To the second part, add mixed vegetables and salt and prepare idly. Serve them with peanut powder and ghee.
  7. In the evening, I took the batter from the fridge an hour beforehand to prepare the punugulu.
  8. For this, add rice flour, maida, cumin seeds, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix it well.
  9. Heat oil in a wok and make the batter into small ball s with your hand before dropping them gently in the oil. Fry them untill they turn golden brown.
  10. Serve them with peanut chutney or any sauce.

Rava idly with mixed vegetables…


Asha said...

Both dishes look delcious. Rava idlis are yummy!:))

Uma said...

Yum..punugulu are my favorite snack. I usually do them with left over idli batter. Rava idlis look yummy too!

Nithu said...

It's crisp and yummy. I have never tried rava idli. It looks yummm

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Asha! Usually, I prepare these rava idlies for lunch box.

Hi Uma! Punugulu are my children's favourite snacks too. We can add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves to the punugulu batter.

Hi Nithu! We use rava to prepare the idly most of th time. Please give it a try.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,

Both look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Menu Today!

Hima said...

Punugulu are looking so lovely. Even idlis, waiting for the recipe.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Hima! I have also mentioned the idly recipe in the above steps ...