Breakfast, Idli

Sevai-Rava Idli | Vermicilli-Semolina Idli

Idlis are a saviour both in terms of time and health in my family. I do keep trying different varieties of these steamed delicacies, and today’s dish was more an experiment that everyone loved ! Sevai-Rava Idly, or Vermicilli- Semolina Idli accompanied by Tangy Coriander Chutney made a complete meal by itself. And what’s more, it added a variety of Idly after Toor Dal Idly, Mini Carrot Idly, Pepper IdliPoha Idli etc. Makes for a filling breakfast as well as a healthy lunchbox option.

Off this recipe goes to :

Blogging Marathon under “Meals under 30 mins” & Valli’s Melaunder the same name.

Also to Anu’s South Indian KitchenSeries.

The last two days dished under this theme included Poori-Choley & Wholewheat Cheesy Pizza.



Makes 8 – 10 medium sized idlis

  • Vermicilli – Roasted – 1 cup
  • Semolina – ½ cup
  • Yoghurt – 1 cup
  • Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 TBSP
  • Tempering : oil – 1 tsp, Mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves
  • Salt – to taste

Serve with Coriander Chutney


1) Dry roast the vermicelli on medium heat for 5 mins

2) In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves,urad dal. When the dal turns golden brown, add the rava and on medium heat. Fry for 4 mins till the rava turns slightly brown. Cool thoroughly.

3) Mix this semolina & rava & salt. Add ginger & yoghurt. Rest for 10 mins.

4) Divide the dough and steam them as usual idlis.

5) Serve with Tangy CorianderChutney




  1. Vimitha Durai

    Spongy idlis and nice combo of ingredients

  2. virunthu unna vaanga

    nice and yummy idlis…

  3. Nice variation of idlis.

  4. Super idea… and naanu shavige mathu rave uppitu madtheene.. ivathu varugu idli try madilla.. now you ve inspired me….

  5. This idea has been on my mind for a long time.Now its time I made these.Your clicks have really tempted me 🙂

  6. Cool Lassi(e)

    Healthy breakfast option!

  7. vaishali sabnani

    looks like one of those ready MTR packet idlis..with all these additions to the idli..looks great Kalyani.

  8. Priya Suresh

    I love this combo very much, inviting and delicious idlis.

  9. Shruti Dhingra Wahi

    Will try these on sunday as a brunch 🙂 Great idea !!!


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  10. Priya Sreeram

    spongy beauties ready to be devoured- looks yum

  11. Chef Mireille

    healthy and yummy flavors

  12. Sowmya Karthy

    Perfect and nice combo!! Nice clicks too.


  13. Lovely idlis.

  14. Yummy looking vermicelli idlis.

  15. preeti garg

    I love idli… Awesome and healthy too

  16. preeti garg

    I love idli… Awesome and healthy too


    I love idlis, especially healthy, soft and filling like the ones u have made!

  18. Idlis look fantastic! Made some ragi idlis today meself 🙂

  19. Nice one…

  20. Hi Kalyani! catching up on your blog after a long time! Love the recipes!

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