This super soft and instant plain rava idli recipe without eno or fruit salt is one of the most easy rava idli recipes that you can follow to make quick, easy, instant and soft rava idlis at home using idli rava.
Rava idli or sooji idli is made using semolina flour as the main ingredient which is known as rava or sooji in India.
We are not using any seasonings in this instant and plain rava idli recipe as we want to keep this simple, basic and plain rava idlis, perfect for a quick and easy breakfast.
You can see rava idli batter recipe using seasonings here (which too is made without using eno or fruit salt).
This recipe for rava idli has instructions to make the idlis on idli cooker on stove top. See popular South Indian rice idli recipe here.
This plain rava idli recipe without eno is even simpler but more soft and airy in texture. The secret to this soft and delicious plain rava idli recipe is the use of baking powder.
Along with a pinch of baking soda, we add a little baking powder which makes this plain rava idli to the next level. Plain rava idli made using baking powder is so soft in texture and they absolutely delicious idlis which you can enjoy for breakfast or you can pack them in your lunch box or tiffin.
The preparation of batter and making of idlis is much similar to the rava idli batter recipe I have entered earlier, however these idlis using baking powder is quite different on its own, especially with a super soft texture.
So let us see how you can make this instant quick plain rava idli without eno following this plain rava idli recipe using baking soda and baking powder.
The basic things you need to prepare these rava idlis are sooji rava flour (semolina flour), baking soda, baking powder and also idli cooker.
Plain Rava Idli Recipe - Rava Idli Without Eno
- 1 cup Sooji flour (semolina flour)
- 1/2 cup yogurt (curd)
- 1/2 cup water add little more if needed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons oil
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - sooji flour salt, baking soda and baking powder very well.
- In another bowl, whisk well the yogurt without forming any lumps.
- Add the yogurt to the dry flour mixture and mix very well.
- Add the water to the mixture and mix well.
- Add the oil to the flour mixture and stir everything well to form the batter for plain rava idli. The consistency for rava idli batter is quite thick, however if the batter is too thick to handle, you may add a few spoons of water and mix the mixture very well to make the batter of the right consistency. Make sure not to add too much extra water, as the idli may not come right if the batter is thin.
- Add about 2 tablespoons of batter in each idli mould, fill all moulds until the batter is finished. Since we use baking powder in this recipe, the idlis will rise so make sure not to add too much batter in the moulds. If the idli moulds are small, you may need to reduce the amount of batter used in each mould.
- Heat very little water in the idli cooker and once the water starts boiling, place the idli stand inside the idli cooker.
- Close the cooker and cook in low heat for about 12 to 14 minutes.
- Open and see if the idlis are cooked and soft. Once the idlis are cooked, keep the cooker away from the hot stove and allow few minutes for the idlis to cool down.
- Once the idlis are cooled for a few minutes, use a spoon (you may dip the spoon in cold water which will make your work easy) to take out each idli from the moulds.
- Transfer the soft and delicious plain rava idlis to the serving dish, serve with any chutney, sambar or any vegetarian curry as you wish.
Hope you found this post on instant plain rava idli recipe helpful in making easy and delicious plain rava idlis for breakfast, snack or even dinner.