Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Sometimes, a dish becomes an accidental hit, and we start liking them to the level where it is included regularly in the menu. To me, Cracked Wheat Rava Idli is one such item. One day I felt like having Rava Idli and when I was about to start, I realized I didn’t have enough Rava at home. Cracked Wheat was in my sight. Though I have tried few recipe with cracked wheat, this instant idli is something which I did not even think about. Followed Rava Idli procedure, except that I used cracked wheat instead of rava. I was actually amazed by its texture and taste. Hubby and I liked this Idli more than Rava idli. It was spongy and tasty, and above all healthy:)


Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Preparation  time : 10 mins | Standing time : 10 mins | Cooking time :10 mins | Serves: 3

Category : Breakfast


Cracked Wheat/ Gothuma Rava – 1 cup

Thick Curd/ yogurt – 1/2 cup

Carrot – 1, I chopped in chopper you can even grate them

Water –  1/3 cup

Baking Soda/Eno salt – 1/2  tsp, heaped (I used baking soda)

Salt  – as needed

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dhal – 1/2 tsp

Chana Dhal – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – as required

Oil – 1/2 tsp + to grease


  • Add oil to pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Let them splutter. Set aside. In the same pan, add remaining oil and cashew, and roast them till golden brown and set aside
  • Add Cracked wheat to the pan and saute for a minute, and let it cool. Pulse them in a blender to fine grain (Since the one I had was big, I opted this way. You can skip this if the broken wheat you use is fine grain)


  • Add yogurt, salt, carrot, tempered stuff and baking soda to the cracked wheat powder and mix well. Add water to get the desired idli batter consistency. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  • Set the idli steamer ready and grease the idli mould with oil. Pour ladle ful of batter to the idli mould and cook for 15 minutes or until done. Serve hot with any chutney/ podi/sambar

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32 thoughts on “Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

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  7. Liz July 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM Reply

    Never eaten them but they look absolutely delicious! thanks!

  8. swathiiyer July 9, 2014 at 1:29 PM Reply

    Delicious healthy idly Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  9. Maria @ The Good Life July 8, 2014 at 10:33 AM Reply

    I have never had this nor heard about this dish but I am totally intrigued. The ingredients and the final product look amazing so definitely I will have to put in my list to try.

  10. cafegarima July 7, 2014 at 9:40 PM Reply

    Wow! This is new for me Vidya. I am such a huge idli fan! 🙂

  11. Sugar and Cinnamon July 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM Reply

    This looks delicious!

  12. derekthezenchef July 7, 2014 at 11:59 AM Reply

    My wife loves yoghurt, so she might like this. And, another thing I have never even heard of, rava. How is this different from wheat, or is it the same thing? I understand it is equivalent to semolina. Thanks for your insights!

    • Traditionally Modern Food July 7, 2014 at 2:19 PM Reply

      Rava is semolina. glad to hear that your wife likes yogurt, try this breakfast I am sure she will like it

  13. apuginthekitchen July 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM Reply

    I love Idli but never attempted to make it myself. This really looks wonderful!

    • Traditionally Modern Food July 7, 2014 at 10:27 AM Reply

      Thanks Suzanne:)Idli is easy to prepare, if you like Idli try sometime I sure you wil like homemade version much

  14. smithakal July 7, 2014 at 8:13 AM Reply

    i love anything made from wheat bits….

  15. crendina July 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM Reply

    Great and healthy idea! just ideal for summer evening, i’ll try it and let you know 😉

  16. food passion and love July 7, 2014 at 6:10 AM Reply

    Beauties!! 🙂

  17. Harini July 7, 2014 at 3:33 AM Reply

    Very healthy and tasty one,tempted to try 🙂

  18. Chitra Jagadish July 7, 2014 at 3:29 AM Reply

    Ur absolutely right vidya few recipes unknowingly blooms more than our expectation….good one. ..👍

  19. Malar July 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM Reply

    Wow, that’s a great idea Vidya, love this. I will try it very soon 😉

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