Ingredients: (For 20 idly)

For preparing plain rawa idly

  • Curd                     :    1 cup
  • Rawa (Sooji)          :   2 1/2 cup
  • Salt                       :   1 1/2 tea spoon
  • Eno                       :   1 tea spoon
  • Oil for garnishing the idly plate

For preparing the gravy of fried idly:

  • Kadi pata
  • Rai                                :    1/2 tea spoon
  • Capsicum                     :    1 medium size
  • Onion                           :    1 medium size
  • Cabbage                       :    100 gms
  • Carrot                           :    1 medium size
  • Lemon juice                  :    1 teaspoon
  • Soya Sauce                    :    1 table spoon
  • Chilli Sauce                   :    1 table spoon
  • Tomato Sauce              :    2 table spoon
  • Oil                                :    1 table spoon
  • Salt                              :     1 1/2 tea spoon or as per store
  • Black Pepper powder    :   1/4 tea spoon
  • Water                           :   2 table spoon

Method:

For preparing plain rawa Idly:

  • Mix the rawa well in curd for the batter and add water appropriately to make it a semi-liquid.
  • Add salt to the mixture.
  • Keep the batter aside for 30 minutes for rawa to get soaked.
  • Remove the idly plate from the stand.
  • Apply little oil to each cup on the idly plate.
  • Add eno to the batter.
  • Fill each cup with the above batter and place the idly plates on the stand.
  • Pour the 2 to 4 cups of water in the idly cooker and heat to the maximum.
  • Now place the filled idly stand in the idly cooker  and close the lid. (If using the pressure cooker, do not use the whistle)
  • Cook for 6 minutes, open the lid and remove the idly stand after 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the idly from the stand and cut them into 2 pieces.

For preparing gravy of fried idly:

  • Chop capsicum, carrot, onion and cabbage and keep them aside.
  • Put oil in the pan on high flame and heat it for 30 sec.
  • Add Rai and Kadi patta to the pan and cook it for 20 sec more.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables to the mixture.
  • Add salt and black pepper to the vegetables.
  • Cook it for 15-20 minute on medium flame.
  • Make sure the vegetables are cooked well.
  • Mix chilly sauce, soya sauce, tomato sauce,water and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Add the sauce mixture to cooked vegetables and mix them well.
  • Add the idly pieces to cooked vegtables and mix them well.
  • Hot and spicy fried idly ready to serve with chutney (dhaniya chutney, imli sonth or nariyal chuntye) and ketchup. :)
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