Wheat Rava Idli / Broken Wheat idli


1 cup wheat rava
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sour yoghurt
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
3 tbsp onion, finely chopped
1 tsp chana dal/ kadalaparippu
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
water, as required
2 tsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds . Add chana dal and urad dal and saute for a minute till it turn to light brown colour.
  2. Add finely chopped onion and saute well till onion turns soft. Remove it from the flame and keep it aside to cool down for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, mix wheat rava, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add in the sauteed onion mixture ( step 2), yoghurt, required water, finely chopped green chilli and carrot and mix well into idli batter consistency. Keep it aside for 1 hour..
  5. Grease the idli moulds with little oil  and pour the idli batter in the moulds.
  6. Place them in the steamer, close with a tight lid and steam cook on medium flame for about 15 minutes or until idlis get cooked well.
  7. Remove from the flame and allow to cool. Then remove the idlis from the moulds using the spoon and serve with sambar and chutney…

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