Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I tried this dish many times from various sites that almost turned out into bad results. Finally when i was talking to my friend in phone recently got the recipe...It came out good .


Rava - 3/4 cup

Vermicelli(semiya) - 1cup

Carrot - few bits(optional)

Peas - 10 (optional)

Yoghurt - 2cup ( if you wish,you can use 1&half cup curd,1/2 water)

Baking soda - a pinch(optional)

Cashew - 5-6(break into two bits)


Curry leaves
ginger -few bits
Green chilly -1 big
Peppercorns - 5-6


First season the things given in seasoning list and add chopped carrot and peas.(tip:Use more oil)

Fry the whole things, then add Rava and then lastly Vermicelli.

When you feel the aroma, off the stove, once it get cool mix all the ingredients with yoghurt.

Mix nicely now add a pinch of baking soda,cashew,salt.

Pour in the Idly mould and stream it,Serve hot with any chutney.

Rava idly is good to have while it is hot,adding vegetable will increase our interest on the recipe than having plain one.


I have been tagged by Maheswari long time back for 5 things about me which you don't know.Let me do that now.


1. TRI-STATE GIRL-:Born and brought up in Andhra Pradesh,Mother-in-law place Tamilnadu,started my marriage life in Karnataka..

2. I love and was crazy on Lavender colour. Before marriage, my first choice of any dress material,my cosmetic accesories use to be lavender colour, after my hubby's suggestion i started preferring other suitable shades now.

3. I'm Very Sensitive,who gets tears within fraction of seconds when i hear any harsh words from my beloved one..

4.U.S.A DREAM: Believe it or not, it was my dream to come U.S.A from my child hood days, i use to say looking at skies to bless my wish would come true one day( as my aunty said that after 6p.m god flies around in sky to bless our wishes:))))funny was in my 7or 8th class i think).(I REALISED ONE FACT FROM THIS,IF YOU HAVE STRONG DESIRE,DEEP FROM YOUR HEART,ONE DAY SURE IT WILL COME TRUE).But later after marriage i was not very crazy on abroad visit.

5. I'm not a very good cook before i came here, i have improved a lot after coming here particularly after started blogging...Let me thank all my beloved fellow bloggers.

I think everyone would have done this tag. If any one left please feel free to take the tag.


Anonymous said...

Hello Usha,

The idli's looks really fluffy. I make rava idli with MTR Rava Idli Mix, just add yogurt and cook and they are ready to eat.. :-)

The picture taken in Central park is worth thousand appreciation .. vey wonderful shot...

So how do you feel now being in US :-)


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Usha,
I too make rava idlies from MTR mix. Ur recipe with semiya sounds interesting.
So i guess u know telugu, tamil and kannada.
hope u r enjoying ur life here in US right?
Thanks Usha for ur lovely note in my blog abt the music in Swapna's blog. thanks dear.

Unknown said...

Usha, i make rava idlies often(i too got the recipe from my friend).Adding Vermicelli is new t me.Thanks for taking up the Meme.
Me too..improved a lot after started blogging....:))
And last but not least..picture is so your H takes pic of your fav. colored flowers only..huh..?.Hats off to him from another Tri-state girl....

Sia said...

hey usha,
never added vermicelli for rava idlie. thats a good twist.
loved reading ur MEME. so u wanted to goto US? he he... its a different story in my case. i always wanted to settle in india. may be i too should have prayed after 6 in the eve;)

J said...

Hi Usha,
Adding vermicelli to rava idli seems a good idea. Will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.:)

USHA said...

Hi Sushma,

Thanks,even i did with MTR which i got from India.

My Hubby asked to convey his thanks to you.

U.S Life:going cool...

Hi Prema,

Ya, even i felt strange when my friend said about vermicelli, but it cameout good, moreove if you get in Gits company product,you can see some vermicelli too in that mixture.
Yep! i know Telugu and Tamil well,but Kannada i'm not good, as i was only around 1 year there.We came here.

USHA said...

Hi Maheswari,

I know well that you know Telugu, Tamil and Malayam right...Yep then you can join in TRI-STATE COMMUNITY:))

Vermicelli is new to all i think,before i try it was new to me too ma, do try and let me know..

Yep!he has taken for my sake only....Thank dear, he will feel happy surely, let me concey your wishes.

USHA said...

Hi Sups,

Ya, do try and let me know...
Hey as i mentioned in post,later i was not too crazy about abroad visit,while i started here also i was in same state only.
I feel its nice to visit here,,,but always feel it is comfortable to settle back in India only, even my hubby wishes same..

Just for a change and to make my desire, when the opportunity knocked his office door:)), he accepted dear.

I wish your dream too come true one fine day,, keep praying after 6p.m from your entrance looking at skies:)))(i feel funny now....if i think about that)

USHA said...

Hi Jyothsna,

Thanks for your visit,dropping your comment.

Do try and let me know...

Vcuisine said...

Dear Usha, Idlis looks perfect, but you did not mention about the chutney? Tomato? Nice meme. Very interesting to put it in words. Correct? Sure you must have enjoyed while writing. Have a good day. Viji

KF said...

Perfect Idlis,I never add vermicilli to my Rava Idlis,Interesting!I will try this.Thanks for sharing.

USHA said...

Hi Viji,

Thanks, the one i displayed in snap was karakuzhabhu.Sure i enjoyed writing this.Have a nice day.

Hi Kitchenfairy,

Thanks, do trya nd let me know.

Sharmi said...

hi,Nice rava idlis.looks very colourful! Interesting meme!! I am the reverse of you. Born and brought up in TN and MIL of Andhra.
nice meeting you.


FH said...

Look yummy! I haven't made Rave idlies in a long time,got to make some.I don't add semia though,thanks for this.
Great to read your MeMe! US is not that glamorous as it sounds if you live here really!!Good for a visit and see the sights and go back home to India is great idea:)

TNL said...

Hi Usha....nice recipe for Rava Idlies, I havent tried it with vermicelli in it before...probably gives it a nice texture, I would think.

Nice meme too....! Praying after 6? Let me start today! *wink*

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,

Nice to meet you,thanks for visiting my blog.Do visit again.

Hi Ashaji,

You are 100%correct.Even i feel same now, that when we will be back to India...It been long time seen our parents and others...
I think it is best to have a short visit, enjoy the places and backup to our country...

Hi Trupti,
Thanks, Do try and let me know..

Hey by the way, which 6p.m you are going to follow, Indian or Canada time?..:))))

Anonymous said...

Usha, ur idli's look perfect. Loved reading your meme too.

USHA said...

Hi Hema,

I see you for the first time here.Thanks for the visit and dropping your valuable comment.Do visitagain.

Richa said...

the idli's look so soft & fluffy. shud try with vermicelli.

USHA said...

Hi Richa,

Thanks.Do try and let me know.

Vaidya Aparna S. Pattewar said...

The idli's look so soft & fluffy,
basicaly i like all types of idlis.
Thanks for sharing :-)

USHA said...

Hi Dr.Aparna S.Pattewar,

Thanks, its nice to see many new visitors recently..
Try this and as you like all types of idlis, sure you will like it.

Mythreyee said...

Usha, rava idli romba nalla irukku. Micham irukka? enakku venum. Tha.

The Photography is awesome. The Purple color is very nice.

USHA said...

Hi Mythi,

Vettukku va pa, unnakku fresha prepare panni tharaen...

Thanks for appreciation, i convey to my hubby ma.

Menu Today said...

Hi Usha,
Adding semiya to rawa idli is great idea...Enjoyed reading your meme. Thanks

Seema Bhat said...

Hope you are doing fine girl!!Your idlis look so soft and fluffy and vermicelly sounds interesting as well...Loved reading your meme...So you wanted to come down to US is it? how do you like it so far? Its a nice place when its just the two of us but not much of family interaction isn't it.

swapna susarla said...

Hi usha
nice one dear!!!i never added vermicelli to this dish.looking good.I am also a tri-state girl.Born and brought up in Andhra .After marraige stayed in Maharashtra and karnataka too.same pinch..

USHA said...

Hi MT,

Thanks alot.

Hi Seema,

Thank dear,so hope had a nice time in Hawaii...Nice to see you back..
Yep!what you said is correct, when we are two here, we grew more understanding,mature in all aspects(cooking, personality etc),but we missed all our family members.

Hi Swapna,
Do try and let me know...Ya1you are considered as Tri-State Gal...already i gto Maheswari in this list..

Now what do think of starting Tri-State Community?:))

Sia said...

happy ugadi to u n ur family usha:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Usha,
I like yr friendly type.Unga Rava Idli recipe super.

USHA said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks alot.It would be good if you have left your name too...

Suganya said...

I have this thing for blue-coloured flowers (even though most of them are hybrid).. Lovely flowers, good photo.

USHA said...

Hi Suganya,

Thanks alot.Do visit again.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi usha, First time here. I liked your meme very much!
1. I too lived in andhra, my Hubby from tamil nadu and married life began in karnataka!
2.I always selected green.
3. Me too very sensitive when it comes to hubby dear!
4. I will also look at the skies after six pm and pray to God from today.
5.I never get tired of cooking!

USHA said...

Hi Latha,

Nice to see you here....its really gives me pleasure to read your meme.....keep visiting..

Unknown said...

The recipe sound great. You should post them on social network in the Tamil recipe/food section.