July 17, 2011

Sprouts Rava Idli with Ginger-Carrot Chutney

Day 2 of Blogging Marathon saw me dishing out Sprouts Rava Idli with Ginger-Carrot Chutney for a combo meal. Adding some sprouts + boiled veggies upped the health quotient of this meal quite a bit, and perfect for snack boxes and No Oil cooking options or even for breakfast.. Let's proceed to the combo dish, shall we ?


For Rava Idli :

  • Rawa / Sooji / cream of wheat - 1 cup
  • Moong Sprouts - 1 cup
  • finely minced Carrots + french beans - 1/8 cup
  • Slightly sour curd - 1 cup.
  • Minced ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt - to taste
  • Eno / fruit salt / soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Tempering for Rava Idli : Oil - 1 TBSP, Mustard seeds & Urad - 1tsp each,curry leaves, cashew(opt)
  • For Ginger - Carrot Chutney:

  • Ginger - 1 inch long (peeled and diced)
  • Carrots - 1 medium
  • Fried Gram / Hurigadale / Pottu Kadalai - 2 TBSP
  • green chilli - 1
  • Tamarind - 1 small lemon sized
  • Salt - to taste
  • Grated jaggery - 1 tsp (opt)
  • Oil - 1 tsp


For Rava Idli:

1) In a skillet, prepare tempering with Rava idli tempering ingredients.
2) Dry roast rava / sooji till fragrant. Add a tsp of ghee for best results while dry roasting. Cool. Pour the tempering onto the rava and mix well.
3) Boil Moong sprouts and minced veggies (carrots / beans) with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes. Drain and add to the rava mix above.
4) Now add curd, soda / eno, ginger, coriander and mix well. Add more salt (as per your preference) and set aside for 5 minutes.
5) Grease idli trays and spoon in 2 tbsp of this Idli batter into the moulds and steam for 12 - 15 minutes.
6) Unmould and serve with Ginger Carrot chutney.

For Ginger Carrot Chutney:

1) In a pan, heat oil. Fry Grated carrots, minced ginger, chillies. fried gram one by one.
2) Pulse with salt, jaggery, tamarind with 1 or 2 tbsp of water to a thick chutney.
3) Serve with any Rotti / Idli / Dosa of your choice.

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Sending this to Vardhini's Fast food not Fat food, started by Priya and also Fruit- Veggie of the month - Carrot hosted by Reva


  1. Looks mouth watering !!!!Like to try out soon this version of rawa idli

  2. Adding sprouts to rava idli makes it very nutritious. Idlis look so delicious..

  3. I make the regular rava idli but addition of sprouts just takes it to the next level! Too good to resist!

  4. sprouts, ginger carrots..lovely, never imagined them in the same dream as idlis..love the idea.

  5. Both the dishes look so healthy and delicious. Ginger & carrot chutney sounds very interesting--must try soon.

  6. Love rava idli. They have turned out so perfect Kalyani. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  7. The twist of adding nutritious sprouts to the batter makes it interesting.

  8. I make rava idlies often the idea of adding sprouts sounds very good

    MEC - Potato Feast


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