Saturday, August 1, 2009

Semolina (Rava) squares

1 cup rava (semolina)
1 cup sour curd
salt as required
1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate or 1 tsp eno fruit soda
1 tblsp oil
3 green chillies (ground to paste)

For Seasoning:
1 tblsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

1.Put a large vessel with 3 inches water to heat.
2.Place a stand which goes above water level.
3.Place a shallow plate with vertical edges atleast 1' high, on the stand after greasing it.
4.Mix rava, salt, green chillies paste and curds in a bowl.
5.Add 2 tblsp water beat well with a spatula.
6.Mix oil and soda into the batter mixing very well till frothy.
7.Pour the mixture into the prepared plate.
8.Heat the prepared vessel or a cooker covering with a fitting lid.
9.Steam and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes.
10.After it is cooked after sometime remove the plate.
11. Now cut it into squares with a greased knife.
12.Heat oil for seasoning.
13.Add mustard seeds and after it splutters add curry leaves.
14. Spread the seasoning over the squares.
15.Remove the squares from the plate and arrange in a serving dish.
16. Garnish with coriander leaves.
17. Serve either with green coriander chutney or coconut chutney.

Actually this is a small mini version of our usual idli only the ingredient is semolina.
This is our favourite dish which can be had as a light snack in the evenings.


Type of meal
Teatime, dinner, breakfast

Type of dish
Tiffin varieties, steamed

Main Ingredients
Rava, curds, green chillies


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  3. This dish is really new to me...tnx for sharing...
    1st time here...u have a variety collection of recipes!

  4. Hey i will try this one one for me nd thanx for ur lovely feedbac hope to c u always there