Heat a kadai and add ghee and oil, splutter mustard and add the rest of the ingredients under the to temper table.
Then add the finely chopped ginger and chillies (alternatively, you can grind ginger and green chillies and use the paste too).
Then add the sooji with curry leaves and coriander leaves to it and fry on a low flame taking care not to change the colour of rava.
After two mins, transfer to a bowl, cool down and add the curd, enough water, lemon juice, salt and mix well (the consistency should be like our idly batter consistency, light and not too thick)
Heat the idly cooker with water and let it be just ready for steaming and grease the idly plates with ghee/oil.
At this time add the ENO salt to the batter and mix well (the eno salt should be active enough, so that when you add and mix the batter, small bubbles appear, which make the batter frothy)
Immediately, pour into the idly moulds and steam for 5-7 minutes (to check if it`s done, insert a knife or spoon back and it should come clean)
Your spongy, moist, soft rava idlis are ready now!
Garnish if desired and serve with coconut chutney.
Makes 10-12 idlis
To get perfect idlies:
1. If you want to decorate the rawa idlies,you can first add little,little carrot,coconut gratings (You can keep a fried cashew nut also) in the mould and pour the batter over it.
2. Eno salt is very very important ingredient,so make sure you dont omit it,and should be a active one i.e; if you add it to the battter,you should be getting bubbles.
3. Add water and curd in equal proportion and consistency of the batter should be loose,not too thick.(or else the idlies will come out dry)
Ingredients: 1 cup - rava/sooji/semolina
1/2 cup - curd (sour or not sour depending upon your taste)
1 tsp - Eno fruit salt (plain or lemon flavor)
1/2 tsp - lemon juice
1 tsp - ginger (chopped very fine or paste)
4 - green chillies (chopped very fine or paste)
1 tbsp - curry and coriander leaves (chopped very fine)
1/2 cup - water (adjust to reach consistency)
Salt as needed
1 tsp - mustard
1 tsp - urad dal (Ullutham paruppu
1 tsp - channa dal (Kadala paruppu)
1 tbsp - cashews (broken into small pieces)
1 tbsp - oil and ghee