Think of south Indian food and perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is idlis. And why not, they are extremely healthy, a good source of protein and carbs, they are low in fat and calorie content. Rava items are very popular as a breakfast dish in south India and also as a snack which is easy and quick to prepare in the evening.
Semolina has a good supply of vital vitamins and minerals. The Potassium content in semolina or sooji supports good heart and kidney function and the smooth function of other muscles. Those who wish to lose weight since semolina is made from durum wheat (hard variety) and not the usual soft wheat which is used in bread making, it is digested slowly. Having a low glycemic index, sooji is ideal for those who wish to lose weight or those who have blood sugar problems.
Rava Idli is undoubtedly the “Queen of Instant Idlis”… This idli does not require all the tedious soaking,grinding, fermenting process as required by other idlis and comes out super delicious..! Rava idli is also known as, among others, suji idli or semolina idli. The softness of the idlis because of the curd or yogurt in the rava idli mixture. Idlis are about 2-3 inch wide, fluffy and relished for breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner along with some finely ground coconut chutney and a hot steaming bowl of sambar.
Here’s a delicious, appetizing rava idli recipe which is easy to make. Learn how to make rava (semolina) idli.