Thursday, June 5, 2014

Capsicum topped Rava idli & Mango Chutney

 Rava idli is a healthy snack. Idli can be eaten for breakfast, as snack in the evening or at night for dinner. This time I wanted to give a twist to  rawa idli . Instead of idly plates  I used deep round plates to steam idli. Little changes in the dough too.

 Lets see some benefits of Rava (Semolina) and capsicum.
Rava is made from durum wheat and it contain iron and potassium. It is a good source of two vital vitamins E and the B group. Both the vitamins are essential for good immunity from disease. Semolina contain minerals like phophoorus, zinc and magnesium which are essential for bones and nervous system.
Capsicum is rich in vitamins and an effective cure for many disease. Eating capsicum helps in keeping the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contains Vitamin A which is good for eyes and helps to prevent eye diseases. Capsicum helps in treating pain related diseases. Eating capsicum helps to burn calories. It reduces the weight. It prevents indigestion. Capsicum helps to regulates blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.
Here is a recipe of Capsicum topped Rava
 Idli with Mango Chutney .

 Ingredients :

Medium size Rava : 3 Cups.
Sour Curd : 2 To 3 Cups.
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Green Chilly : 1 
Capsicum :1
Oil : 1 Tea spoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : According to taste
Eno Salt : 1 Tea spoon (full)

Method : 

1. Dry roast rawa on medium flame till the raw smell disappear and leave it for cooling.

2. Wash green chilly, coriander leaves, curry leaves. Wash capsicum and cut it into very small pieces.

3. Take a big bowl and put cooled rave. Put 2 glasses of curd and salt. Mix it well.

4.Grind green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves with little water .
5. Add ground mixture to the dough prepared.

6. Mix it nicely and leave it for 5 minutes. Add some more curd or butter milk if needed.

7. Now grease round plates with ghee or oil. and keep it aside.
8. Put some water in idli cooker or pressure cooker and keep it ready.

9. Now add Eno salt to the rava idli dough and mix it well and pour it to the greased plates.

10. Keep these idli plates in the pressure cooker and cover the lid.
 11. Steam idli for 15 to 20 minutes and put off the gas.

12.Keep a pan on the fire and put oil and heat.
13. Put cut capsicum to the hot oil and fry till they turn crispy.

14. Now take out steamed idli from the cooker and keep it out.
15. Pour fried capsicum on the top and spread it round on the idly base.

16. Cut them and place them on serving plate and serve with any chutney or side dish you prepared.

Note :

You must roast rava nicely to get better idli. You can use grated carrots instead of capsicum. Add sour curd to get good idli. You can add cooking soda instead of Eno. 1/4 tea spoon soda will be perfect.  You can add coconut.

Totapuri raw Mango and Copra (dry Coconut) chutney.
Wash and cut tothapuri mango. Grate coconut or cut it into pieces. Now add 2 green chilly, little coriander leaves, ingh and salt along with mango pieces and copra and grind it nicely. Shift this chutney to a serving bowl. Serve Rava idli with Mango chutney.

Time : 40 Minutes (including roasting, steaming).
Serves : 6 People


  1. Superb "Go green" combo! Very healthy too.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. :)

  2. Delicious rava lidly and chutney awesome combo.

  3. Rava idli is my favorite recipe, topped with fried capsicum will taste yumm.inviting.

  4. My next post is also Rava idli :).. but yours is very innovative one

  5. Innovative method of rave idli . We do mango chutney lil diff . I wil try. Ur version also .

    Arathi ghatikar

  6. Thank You Friends...for your lovely comments..