Vegetable Rava Idli – this is one of the easiest appetizer recipes out there. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, it’s colorful and its absolutely yum. Easy to eat it makes an excellent appetizer for parties and also a quick breakfast or lunch with Sambar or just plain chutney.
I like the plain rava idli but adding veggies to the idli especially the peas and corn gives the idli a nice sweet taste and also a wonderful bite. I personally love this combination but you can modify the ingredients and go crazy with them. Back when I lived in Bangalore there was this small place called Mr&Mrs Idli which served all sorts of crazy variations of Idli stuffed with all kinds of vegetables. This recipe is a tribute to the people behind Mr&Mrs Idli – hope they are doing well where ever they are.
I am sure you will like this recipe as much as I do.
- Suji /rava - 1 ½ cup
- Yoghurt - 1 cup
- Ginger - 1 tbsp (grated)
- Sweet corn - ½ cup
- Green peas - ½ cup
- Carrot - ½ cup (grated)
- Coriander - ½ cup (finely chopped)
- Green chillies - 4 (finely chopped)
- Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
- Chana dal - ½ tbsp
- Curry leaves - 10
- Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
- Salt - to taste
- Eno fruit salt (unflavored) - 1 tsp
- Water - 1 cup
- In a large bowl add the suji, yoghurt and water. Whisk to combine all the ingredients.
- Then add the corn, peas, carrot, green chillies, ginger, coriander and salt to the mixture. Mix well to combine and leave aside.
- In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil, then add the mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves and chilli flakes. Saute for a minute and remove from flame.
- Add the tadka to the suji mixture and mix well.
- When ready to steam add 1 tsp eno fruit salt to the batter, mix lightly, do not overmix as you want air bubbles to remain in the batter.
- Brush the idli stand with some oil and fill in the batter. Steam for 12 minutes.
- Serve hot with your favorite chutney. Enjoy!