Rawa Idli – Method 2


  • Rawa – 2 cups
  • Curd – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Eno Fruit Salt (Regular) – 3/4 (three fourth) teaspoon
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 3 to 4 teaspoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper and Jeera – Crushed coarsely 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies – 2 to 3
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece chopped finely
  • Cashewnuts – few (Optional)


  1. In a thick bottomed kadai, put the oil and when it is hot add mustard, urad dhal, bengal gram dhal, pepper and jeera, green chillies and chopped ginger and fry till the dhals become light brown. Then add rawa to the seasoning and fry just for few seconds or till you get a nice smell (Need not fry for a long time).
  2. Cool it and add salt.
  3. Add beaten curd and soak for only 5 to ten minutes. Put the fruit salt on top of the idli batter and pour one tablespoon water on the fruit salt. Then mix well. If necessary add little water and make the batter like idli batter.
  4. Pour water in the idli cooker and bring to boil. Grease idli plate and pour the idli batter and steam cook it for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. For the above quantity, you will get 12 to 15 idlies.
  6. Note: You can make the rawa mix as above and store it. It stays goods for two to three weeks. Whenever you want to make the idli, just add beaten curd and fruit salt and make the idli.
  7. Also you can add a teaspoon of ghee while seasoning to get the rich ghee taste.


  1. Dear Mam,

    waht is meant by Eno Fruit Salt ?…….


  2. Hi Radha,

    "Eno" is a brand name. Fruit salt is a combination of Sodium Bicarbonate and Citric Acid. Popularly used in India as an antacid. It is available in all medical stores.

  3. hi kamala aunty,

    first time i prepared rawa idle.it came good. i like it. less time to cook. thank u

  4. Hi Kasthuri,

    Nice to see your comment on my recipe. Hope you will try other recipes too and post your comments.

  5. Hi aunty,
    I tried rawa idli, tastes good. will also try other recepies too

  6. Nice to hear that you tried rawa idli and you liked it.

  7. Do you want my old posts??

  8. Hello kamala i tried your both variety of rawa idlies it is very nice.

  9. Hi
    I tried rawa idlis, good taste….
    I am big fan of ur rangolis also. I am following ur small rangolis daily, they r easy but attractive. everyone praises me for new nice rangoli daily. & every mrng I say “thank U” to u.

  10. Hi,
    Am a great fan of your kolams especially during this margazhi season i tried alot of them. Today i ll surely try rawa idly.

  11. hi aunty i made coriander idly it came very well thank you very much pls give me idea how to grow arugampul at home and make juice for my husband he is diabetic

    • Hi Kavitha,

      Thank you for kind feed back. In which place do you live. If you are in India, getting Arugampul or arugampul juice is not a problem. If you are outside India, it depends on the weather condition – cold places – you cannot grow it.

  12. Ur recipes are very easy, tasty and healthy for health mam… Thanks for guidance…

  13. I have prepared this ‘n’ number of times with appreciations and it had never failed me:-) Thanks a lot for your wonderful recipes easy to be followed by beginners like me.

  14. came across your portal today….really happy for this…i am all all motivated to make the diff types of dosas and idlis.i would normally follow make the standard recipes in south indian category.please keep putting up such lovely recipes

  15. Geethanjali Harishankar


    tried rawa idli today. It was tasty. However my idlies were not fluffy…pls help me in identifying wherebi went wrong. I hadbtried the second method

    • Adding “Eno fruit salt” to the batter will definitely make the idli fluffy. I am not sure whether you have added the fruit salt. If you keep the batter for long will also make the idli hard and also only you have to add thick curd and not any water. Please recheck the recipe and try once again to get the perfect idli.

  16. Geethanjali Harishankar

    Hi aunty,

    i added plain eno salt.

  17. Hi Kamala,

    What is the substitute for Eno sugar salt? I have a feeling this is like MSG in noodles. Is that ok to put bicarbonate soda instead of Eno sugar

    • Hi Neela,

      Eno fruit salt is having antiacid product and it is not MSG. If you do not want to use it, then you can add a pinch of soda bicarbonate or totally avoid adding any raising agent.

  18. Mam,
    Idly receipe is very fine. On a wedding i came across IDLY on my ilai which was very fluffy, bouncy spongy cook told it was KUSHBOO IDLY how to prepare it? Please post it in your most valuable page.

  19. Aunty
    rava idly very super

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