Monday, February 20, 2012

Rava urad dal idli...satvik food..specially for shivrathri

Today is shivratri festival so we hindu's fast whole day....but according to GSB's fasting means they just avoid rice,garlic and onion.So is quite common to prepare this idli because rava is allowed in our fasting.



 Ingredients:-
Urad dal-1 cup
wheat semolina(rava)-21/2 cups
Salt -2tsp

Method:-
  • Soak urad dal for 4-5 hours
  • Now grind the dal into smooth paste, the batter should not be too thick as we have to add rava later.


  • Now take a clean muslin cloth or any white cloth and put the rava ,tie it and steam it in a double boiler or in a idli steamer as shown in the above picture for about 10-15 mins on a midium flame.Make sure that water won't go inside the rava  so tie the cloth properly.


  • Now spread the rava,on a plate to cool a bit.


  • After 30 mins mix the rava with the urad dal batter and leave it overnight to ferment and aslo add 2tsp of salt.


  • Next day morning,give it a nice beat and add some more water if needed.The batter should be medium thick.
  • Now boil the water in a idli steamer and grease the idli cups, fill it and steam idlis for 15 min. 1st 10 mins on high flame then 5 mins on medium flame.
  • Now open the lid and take out the idli cups and let it cool a bit.Then scoop idli out of the cup and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Serve hot with Ginger chutney or any chutney of your choice.
Note: if you are using wet/electric grinder then add 3 cups of rava instead of 21/2 cup.

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