Rave Idly-Kadalebele Chutney


For RCI-Karnataka  hosted by Asha of Foodie’s hope, I’ll be making some of my favorite breakfast or as we call  it morning tiffin. So this week its all tiffin items.

Rave(soji,semolina) idly or mosaru(curd,yogurt) idly its called, is one of my favorite rava dishes. To this day at my mother’s house its rava item on Monday mornings, its either upiitu (upma) 80% of the time or rave-mosaru idly. During school day every Monday morning I was hoping it would be rave idly instead of upiitu.

So here is the recipe for very simple and satisfying Rave or mosaru idly.


  • Curds – 2 cups (I make at home, with low fat milk)
  • Rava(Upma rava) – 2 cups
  • Oil- 1tbsp, channa dal-1tsp, curry leaves, cumin-mustard-1tsp, Carrot- 1/2cup Grated. Can also add corriander leaves and green chillies.

           * This measurement make about 16 idlies.

  1.  Heat oil in a vessel, when hot add mustard, cumin and channadal and curry leaves, then add rava and fry till light brown or untill raw smell of rave is gone(Can make this part night before and in morning just add curds and make idlies).
  2. When the rave mixture is cool enough add 1 cup of curd and mix and keep aside for 10 mins or so. Rave will absorb all the moisture from rave and becomes like a thick dough
  3. When ready to make idlies add the remaining curds and make like thick batter and pour over greased idly moulds.(If its too thick add little water or more curds)
  4. Steam them for about 20 mins.
  5. Let it cool for a while before taking from the Idly moulds (allowing it to cool makes eldy come off easily without sticking to the moulds).
  6. We had it with kadalebele(channa dal) chutney.

 Kadalebele chutney.

 ing-channadal-chutney.jpg channadal-chutney.jpg

Channadal 3/4 th cup, red onion- 1 small, garlic-1pod, tamrind water/paste- 2tbsp, red chillies -2 and salt

  1. Fry all the above ingredints one by one with little oil and when cool grind it using tamarind water or plain water.
  2. Do the tempering with oil, mustard seeds.

Enjoy with idlies.

35 Responses to “Rave Idly-Kadalebele Chutney”

  1. Bimba Says:

    Hi Madhu,

    It looks so yummy….thanks for posting this…
    Did u use uppittu rava or fine rava?

    I did use uppitu rava..you can use fine rava too. Will have nice texture if you use upma rava.Thanks for stoping by.

  2. Rajitha Says:

    i love rawa idly, i have never had this chutney.. looks

    Try it Rajitha, goes very well dosaas too….

  3. Asha Says:

    OMG!!! Madhu, thank you so much. I thought of making Rava idly but I got the appointment for Lasik.Good that you made them.Looks fabulous and Kadllebele chutney is perfect with rave idly.Thanks again.
    I think I will close the Laptop now, I will check my e mail this weekend and add both!:)

    You get ready for your surgery and take care and rest. I am thinking to do the round-up after each segment like tiffin and lunch. Will e-mail you the links…See u later

  4. Tee Says:

    These idlis are so pretty looking! I love the fact that they can be made instantly…no need of soaking and fermenting…I will definitely try out this combo over the weekend! Thanks for this great breakfast item!:)

    Thats the good thing can be instantly made.

  5. shilpa(aayisrecipes) Says:

    Wow..fabulous pictures Madhu..I love rava idlis, but never tried it with kadlebele chutney. Need to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing…

    Thanks Shilpa, do try the chutney goes well for any kind of idlies or dosas

  6. mansi Says:

    Hey Madhu, thx for stopping by!

    I just had these at my friend’s place on Varalakshmi Puja..i liked them a lot, and they look simple to make:)

    Simple indeed, thanks .

  7. bhags Says:

    Madhu, these idlis look awesome and make me hungry….can i come over

    I would love to have a company, please do……

  8. Sirisha Kilambi Says:

    Hi Madhu……the idlis look awesome…..very yummmmmm :-))

    Thanks Siri.

  9. Sreelu Says:

    Madhu rava idli is my favorite too I add peas and corriander , Kadalebele Chutney is very new to me thanks for the recipe

    Peas , see I never thought of adding it. thanks my kid would love her idlies with peas.

  10. Roopa (Kitchenaromas) Says:

    Hi Madhu! Rava idlies look fantastic! I love it paired with alugadde sagu 🙂
    Here is my version: http://kitchenaromas.wordpress.com/2007/01/12/a-quick-trip-to-idly-land-with-rava-idlies-and-sagu/

    Idlies and Aloo sagu sounds delicious Roopa..

  11. Suganya Says:

    Gorgeous looking idli, Madhu!

    Thanks Suganya

  12. Nupur Says:

    Rava idlis are a favorite weekend breakfast at home . I love the fact that they can be made instantaneously. My recipe doesnot include frying the rave though …will try this recipe also …. 🙂

    I have not tried making without frying rava…..have to try once.

  13. sukanya Says:

    Rava idlis are looking awesome…. Nice pictures…. YUM! YUM!…

    Thanks Sukanya.

  14. Sneha Says:

    Wow, idlis look supermoist and delicious Madhu!

    Thanks Sneha.

  15. seena Says:

    Oh, yummy idlis! tempts to eat..

    Thanks Seena, you can have some 🙂

  16. jeena Says:

    Hi there lovely idly recipe. I like your blog 🙂 Feel free to visit my blog too 🙂 Click Here For Food Recipes

    Thanks Jeena. Would love to visit yor blog.

  17. TBC Says:

    Though I don’t like idlis, I am tempted to try this out. Almost like instant idlis!. I make instant dosas. If you are interested there’s a recipe on my blog.
    I like your chutney a lot.

    Oh please do try it and let me know how you liked it. Love to know more instant recipes, I like to do for evening quick meals. Thanks TBC

  18. Padma Says:

    I like to make this kinda idlis, thanks for the wonderful kanaada recipe

  19. Latha Says:

    awesome idlis and picture perfect:) must we use sour curd? (i use only store-bought curd)

    Hi Latha, doesn’t have to be too sour or too sweet. If your are using store brought put it in a bowl and keep out for few hours it should be good. Or go ahead and add the sweet curd. It will taste good too. Hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. lathanarasimhan Says:

    How did I miss this post! Such a lovely spread for RCI! I am sure you are back from your great holiday! How was grand canyon!

  21. puneet Says:

    nann bhaayalli jollu surithaa edhe …eee idli nodi

  22. dddd Says:

    Thumba chennagi kansutte.I will surely try out this weekend. Oh nange karnataka dishes nodi thumba thumba khushi aythu.

  23. swathi Says:

    which rava did u use to make idlis is it bombay rava or the crackled wheat rava????

    Hi Swathi,
    I have used upma rava, I have tried using cornmeal too , you can use cracked wheat. It tastes great.

  24. Athisaya Divya Says:

    ur chutney looks different..i made it n turned out delicious.a sure treat with idlies

    I am glad you liked it, it goes well with dosas too.

  25. pari Says:

    Hi! I was wondering , shouldn’t a pinch of eating soda be added. I have read a lot of versions of rava idli and I have found that soda helps .

  26. Harini Says:

    Hi Madhu,
    I tried this recipe today. Though the Idlis tasted really good, they turned out very hard.
    Can you please help me, what should I do to make porous/fluffy Rave Idlis?
    Thanks for your time!

    Same problem has happened to me, try adding more curds instead of water and batter should be meduim of consistancy. Leave it for 10 mins or so before pouring it to steamer.Do give it a try. Thnaks.

  27. deepti Says:

    the chutney turned out awesome!! thanks. will surely make this a standard with rava idlis 🙂

  28. nagendra Says:

    Its really nice

  29. sanjana Says:

    Thanks a lot… As i m a homemaker these are very useful to me….

  30. sanjana Says:

    Thanks a lot..It will be useful to every homemaker as well as the person who interested in cooking..

  31. stella Says:

    Thanks a lot…

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