Posts Tagged ‘south indian cuisine’

20161223_082035A Saatvik dish

Preparation time 5 minutes, Cooking time 8 minutes, Serves 2


Raw Rice 1 and a 1/2 cup

Moong dal 1/2 cup

Black Peppercorns 1 teaspoon

Jeera 1 teaspoon

Ghee 3 tablespoon

Finely chopped ginger 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves a few

Cashewnuts 10

Salt 3/4 teaspoon

Wash the rice and moong dal together . Add 5 cups water and pressure cook for around 8 minutes. In the meantime, coarsely grind the pepper and jeera. Chop the cashew in pieces and fry in ghee till golden. Take off the stove and add pepper, jeera powder, cashew, ginger and curry leaves.After the pressure is released add the fried ingredients and mix well.

Serve hot with Sambar or Gothsu.

Read Full Post »

Rava Idlis can be extremely delicious – can actually be super quick unlike popular perception.

Rava Idli

Preparation time – 10 minutes, Cooking time-6minutes, Serves 4


Rava 2 cups

Curds 1 and1/2 cups

Oil 2 tablespoons

Ghee 2 teaspoons

To be finely chopped

Green chillies 2 nos

Coriander 6 twigs

Curry leaves 2 twigs

For seasoning – 1 teaspoon each of urad dal, channa dal, and mustard seeds

Baking soda 1/2teaspoon

Salt 3/4teaspoon


Spread rava on a microwave safe plate and microwave in high mode for 90 seconds. You can alternatively also dry roast the rava for a little over a minute in a kadai.

Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds first, and then add the dals. When the dals turn golden add finely chopped chillies, corriander and curry leaves. Cook on a medium fire for 2 minutes. Add the rava mix well and turn off the gas.

Add ghee, baking soda,salt and curds to the rava mixture and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons water to the batter.Pour the batter in greased idly trays and steam in a pressure cooker for 6 minutes (without weight). Take out the idlies after 5 minutes.

Serve hot with Mulagai Podi (South Indian Gun Powder) or any chutney of your choice.

Tip: You can refrigerate the rava mixture in a food grade air tight container for about four to five days. Take desired quantities of the mixture and add ghee/ curds whenever you need to make yummy rava idlis. Can also be steamed in a microwave idli container.

Update: Sent to RCI Karnataka hosted by Asha at Foodie’s Hope.


Read Full Post »