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Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:2 mins   CookTime:5 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly), is one handy ‘ready to make’ kind of Indian breakfast mix. Trust me, this mix worked perfectly well in making quick breakfast during busy mornings.

And very handy for travel purpose, just carry this air-tight container of rava idli mix, add the rest of the 2 ingredients and make idli(s). 

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)


  • Rava / Semolina / Sooji – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 3 (finely chopped)
  • Fresh Coriander – handful (finely chopped)
  • Curry Leaves – 5 (finely chopped)
  • Salt –  1 teaspoon (or) as per taste 
  • Cooking Oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons

Ingredients for Tempering :

  • Mustard Seeds – ¼  teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – ¼  teaspoon
  • Urad Dal / Black Gram – ¼  teaspoon
  • Chana Dal / Bengal Gram Lentils – ¼  teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon (optional)
  • Cashew Nuts – 10

Special Ingredients:

  • Curry Leaves
  • Coriander
  • Green Chillies

Step wise pics Procedure for Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly):

Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame, add oil , heat it.Add all the ‘ingredients for tempering’ and let them turn light brown.
Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
Add all the chopped green chillies, chopped coriander and chopped curry leaves. Stir.
Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
Add the semolina and dry roast till you get a pleasant aroma.
Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
And the colour of semolina slightly changes. This might take around 3-4 mins. 
Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
Switch the flame off and let it cool completely.
Transfer this mix into an air-tight container and store it in the fridge.
Instant Rava Idli Mix (Storage Friendly)
Rava Idli made using the Instant Rava Idli Mix, which I made months before

How to store, Instant Rava Idli Mix

  • After making this mix, let it cool completely.
  • Transfer into an air-tight container and store it in the fridge or in any cool, dry place.
  • Stays good up to 3 to 4 months.
  • If using part of the mix, store the rest in the same air-tight container in the fridge immediately, it worked fine.

How to use this ‘MIX’ to make IDLI(S)

  • To make the idli(s) with this mix, these 2 ingredients are to be added to it⇒ 1.Cooking Soda / Baking Soda 2.Curd / Yogurt. 
  • Click this link and continue from the FOURTH picture of this recipe procedure⇒ Instant Rava Idli / Steamed Semolina Patties


  • Be careful while dry roasting the rava/semolina, so that you don’t burn.
  • If you wish to have your idli(s) white, just skip the turmeric powder in the recipe.
  • Adjust the salt as per your taste.
  • After making this mix, let it cool completely before storing.


  • This, Instant Rava Idli Mix – Storage Friendly, is a bliss on busy days and for travel purpose. 
  • It’s so handy, just takes few minutes to get delicious idli(s) ready to serve.

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