1 cup rava (suji or semolina),
1 cup sour or fresh yoghurt, beaten,
Salt to taste,
A pinch of soda bicarb,
Ghee for greasing,
Idli making stand.
For the seasoning-
1 tsp rai (mustard seeds),
2-3 green chillies, finely sliced,
2″ ginger, finely chopped,
1 tsp chana dal (gram),
1 tsp udad dal (split black gram without skin),
10 curry leaves, chopped,
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves,
Heat a pan, add ghee and all the ingredients for seasoning. Then add semolina, mix and roast on a low flame, stirring time to time, until it is fragrant. Do not burn. Remove from flame, transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Then add yoghurt and salt and mix well. Leave this batter aside for 15 minutes. Then grease the idli stand with ghee. Just before preparing idlis add soda bicarbonate to the batter, mix well and drop the batter into the sections of the stand. Steam for 10-12 minutes and them serve hot with coconut or green chutney.