Samba Rava is also known as wheat rava or gothumai ravai. Wheat rava idli is a nutritious and healthy South Indian breakfast dish that is easy to make and tastes delicious. Made with wheat semolina (wheat rava), curd, and a few other ingredients, this idli is a great alternative to the traditional rice based idli.
Wheat rava is a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy option for breakfast. It is also low in fat and calories, which makes it an ideal choice for weight watchers. The use of curd in the recipe provides the necessary probiotics that help maintain a healthy gut.
The best part about wheat rava idli is that it is very versatile and can be customized to suit individual tastes. For example, you can add grated coconuts, grated carrots, grated ginger and coriander leaves to the batter to enhance the flavor and nutritional value. You can also serve wheat rava idli with a variety of chutneys or sambar for added taste.
Wheat rava idli is not only healthy but also an excellent option for those who are looking for gluten-free alternatives. It is also a great way to introduce healthy eating habits to children and encourage them to eat a nutritious breakfast.
Samba Rava (Gothumai Ravai) Idli
- Samba Rava – 1 cup
- Curd – 1 cup
- Salt – 1 tsp. or as needed
- Grated Carrots – ½ cup
- Onion – 1 finely chopped
- Green Chillies – 2 chopped finely
- Oil – 1 tsp.
- Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
- Ured Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Channa Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Gingelly Oil – 2 tsps. for applying over the idli plates
- Take samba rava in a vessel and add salt and mix well.
- In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
- When it splutters add ured dhal and channa dhal and fry till it becomes golden.
- Now add chopped green chillies and onions and fry till the onions change its colour in low flame.
- Switch off the stove and add this to the rava mixture along with grated carrots.
- Add curd and mix well.
- Grease idli plates and keep the idlies and steam for 10 minutess.
- Serve hot with chutney of your choice and sambar.