Rawa Idli | रवा इडली | Chef Ranveer Brar

There are few recipes which are very simple And actually the problem is it is very simple So, we think we can easily make those recipes But, when we actually start to make those recipe we face many problems “Rawa Idli” is the same kind of recipe Every time you go to cook “Rawa idli” you realise It’s not soft enough or under cooked Or it’s to harsh on the “Palate” Or it doesn’t taste good because We thought it was very simple to make So, today i will simply break down the recipe of “Rawa Idli” for you all Hmmm…!! Rolling &…! Action…!!! Story of “Rawa Idli” is quite fascinating During World War, When there was shortage of rationing when “Rice” and “Dal” which was the staples, was in shortage in South India And when that short fall happen, There was a restaurant named “Mavalli Tiffin Room” who first started making Idli with “Wheat Semolina(rawa)” which was in excess So, because of the shortage of staples “Rawa idli” Actually came into existence If every thing was all right there probably would be no “Rawa idli” How cool is that…! So, the first part is very simple It is exactly the same part of “Upma” “TEMPERING” We not adding “Ghee” in this recipe Sauté (Bhuna) with rawa Sauté it on a low flame And Let the water get absorbed from Rawa Sauté(Bhuna) it on a low flame Or if you want you can put “Curry leaves” in the Tempering(Tadka) It is just i don’t like to much “Curry leaves” coming in my mouth Thats the reason i don’t put curry leaves in But if you want you can put “Curry leaves” in the tempering(Tadka) Cook till the Rawa gets “Puffs” Don’t cook till “Golden brown” That’s it Done…!! Remove in a bowl and cool the mixture Nice…!! So, the important thing to note Is that the Semolina is “Puffed” Right…! Semolina is nicely Puffed It’s very important to puff the semolina If Semolina is puffed nicely it will absorb “Curd” properly Keep the mixture in the refrigerator So, the basic fundamental of “Rawa idli” is How to ferment rawa with the help of “Curd” and “Baking Soda” Add curd in the mixture Make sure that the curd is “Sour” Water, In fact i have a lot of friends Who putt “Buttermilk” in it Buttermilk also works beautifully Consistency of the batter is very important Now, keep the batter aside and rest it for Minimum 20 minutes or maximum till 1 hour If the batter is rest for 1 hour the curd will help it in fermenting And if the batter is left for 20 minutes Then we need to add little “Fruit salt” or “Baking Soda” needs to be added But this the consistency will it leave at So, lot of people get scared when its time to add “Water” to the mixture What if…!! The water is more in the batter… Nothing will happen…! Because Semolina(Rawa) will absorb all the water In case if you add less water then Rawa idli will become hard like stone and the you will say “Ranveer aapne bataya nahi” Minimum 20 minutes or maximum 1 hour Story behind “idli” is very Fascinating because original “Idlis” Idli was first mentioned as “Iddalige” Which was first mention around 900AD Those days “Idli” batter was not “Fermented” and it was made without using “rice” and “Dhuli Urad” dal It was made with “Whole Urad” It was made with “Buttermilk” and “Curd Whey” Which was “Whisk” and then “Grinded” together And then cooked on “Tawa” Without cooking in steam, so that is what the First original idli was… So, the idli we eat today “Modern Idli” how it came into existence? Process of trading between South India and South east Asian(Indonesia) Because “Hinduism” was most common religion in Indonesia There were lot of “Inter Marriages” Between south India and South east Asia Because of “Spice” trade and also because of “Religion” And because of “Inter Marriages” lot of cooks where going to Indonesia And cooks came to South India from Indonesia So, technique of “Fermentation” and “Steaming” Probably came first in South India as compared to Indonesia And from there Today, the “Core” of South Indian cuisine of “Fermentation” and “Steaming” came into existence So, Indonesia And its vicinity and the inter marriages of Indonesia Are actually Responsible For what “Idli” Is today…!! OK…! So the batter is ready, the Important thing is that Fermentation Smell should come from the batter The batter should smell of sourness of the curd So, in this case I kept the batter for at least 1 hour Finished my lunch…! So, sure that the batter has fermented nicely But if you don’t have time rest batter for at least 20 minutes If the batter if fermented for 1 hour then add little bit of soda because it will ferment naturally also Perfect…!!! Easy peasy…! Just be careful at this stage that It should have a steam at high temperature so the idli has a nice rise to it If the steam is not at high temperature The sponginess of the idli will not be nice It wont be as fluffy as you want it yo be So, once you put the mixture in the steamer the gas should be on high flame Nice…!! So, don’t cook for more then three minutes because the batter has already been fermented for at least one hour So, one hour you are already kind of Semi cook it Because of the Acid(sourness) in the curd Let’s see what we have…! AAA…! Perfect…! You see this The texture…! Perfect…! Just do the plating Nice…! So, just to give you an idea this is how it should look like from inside Should be like honeycomb texture from inside You know what? Last time when i tried making this It wasn’t that soft And i was always wondering where i am going wrong Why isn’t it that soft Then i called one of my friend “Hariharan ji’s” wife “Lalita” who make very delicious food Then she suggested if you leave batter for at least one hour and the cure you using is sour So, the batter will ferment nicely and Will also be soft And it will taste like sour And thats what worked this time it’s moist…! It’s cottony…! And it’s super tasty…!

100 comments on “Rawa Idli | रवा इडली | Chef Ranveer Brar”

  1. Namrata Bhattacharjee says:

    Hey ranveer, by seeing ur vdos u make me always feel dat cooking is super easy, i wnt to request to shw the recipe of very basic dishes dat is poha n chai, so wiith help of ur "ranveer aapne bataya nhi" we wud bang on with the perfect one evy time
    I do hope dat u will do this

  2. Manju iyer says:

    Love Love Love n lots of love Ranvier take care n share mouthwatering recepies for Manju n Love to your mom n pranam.🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳

  3. Ashish Palyal says:

    MTR ☺

  4. Ashish Palyal says:

    Why tanpura background rudali music

  5. Ashish Palyal says:

    Pyasa Rava 😅

  6. tanya gaur says:

    Hello sir nice video and u r favorite 😍

  7. Rahul Mandal Rex says:

    You Waiting For 4:36

  8. Divy Raj says:

    Love your recipes! They are classic.
    This is so mouth watering.. have to try soon.
    Can you please share Rawa dosa and veg biryani (in cooker) recipes sometime.

  9. Vansh Deep says:

    Background music kya tha ye hahahaha


    Pav bhaji

  11. Khushi M says:

    Such an xplaination abt inter marriages nd idly today ..

  12. Ankur Khandelwal says:

    What is this scary background score…

  13. priya maurya says:

    Mujsay rawa idli bahut achhi banti h😋

  14. Delicious says:

    Wow. Nice anecdote

  15. Gayatri Neogi says:

    I like ur all dishes sir u r awesome

  16. Rockers Fitness says:

    I like you tell about the history of food

  17. prateek Sharma says:

    RB… Apne rava ki b history dhund dali…. Unbelievable but nice ☺️☺️☺️☺️🙏

  18. Baishakee Ghosh says:

    Plz ranveer share easy simple delicious masala dosa….

  19. Priyanka Tyagi says:

    love the way u say ..ranveer apne btaya nahi..
    nd ur vast knowledge behind every food item..I wonder how do u know that much..I mean about every dish..from where it come..what are their roots.. everything..
    I watch ur vdo because I love that story behind every dish..😍

  20. amiy mishra says:

    Thx Ranvir apne bta diya. U r my favorite chef.

  21. rajat adhikari says:

    Chef please make a shish taouk

  22. chetna vashistha says:

    Pls teach us to make coconut chutney.. Nd red chutney.. Nd other South Indian chutneys.. Pls sir

  23. Soma Chaudhury says:

    Abey jhute… Idly originated before 17th century in Madras.

  24. Alim Bagh says:

    The background music was so relaxing and peaceful! Can anyone share the name of that music please?

  25. UMANG JAIN says:

    Music not going with the mood

  26. Ashish surana says:

    ranveer yaar aapki videos dhek kar to bhuk lag jaati he or "aapne bataya nahi"

  27. Neeraja Gupta says:

    Your camera guy needs to do better ranveer, you are showing inside if the idli texture and he is taking a side angle jismein kuch nahi dikha! So many times when one should zoom in its not done. Please share so we can see better 🙏 love you and the channel and mind blowing recipes x

  28. Raja Bhatia says:

    Best recipe on tube…
    To add curry leaves…so that it dosent feel bad in mouth…oven or tawa dry the curry leaves…and crush and add to tarka….
    Ranveer ne bataya nahi…love that…with the killer wicked smile…💕

  29. Renu Pal says:

    Thankyou Ranveer ❤ 😘

  30. Mayuri Shedge says:


  31. H P B says:

    Couple of facts
    1) For the best and original Rava Idli, one has to eat it at it's place of birth. That is, the legendary MTR, Bengaluru. It's an experience in itself.
    2) This also happens to be the restaurant which created the ready to eat brand MTR
    3) Ginger is not used in Rava Idli – In fact, it's a great myth that South Indians use ginger in almost every dish. No we don't
    4) Sambhar is not the preferred side dish for Rava Idli. Saagu is served as side dish in MTR and other parts of Karnataka. Again, MTR's Alu Saagu is the best side dish for Rava Idli

  32. harsh gaur says:

    for the first time i don't like the background sound

  33. Abhishek Gupta says:

    Kindly shave off your facial hairs, you look great in clean shaven look.

  34. Lali Iyer says:

    It's my favorite dish

  35. Lata Sharma says:

    Write a book with your recipes and there stories…😍

  36. Sreejith Shreenivasan says:

    The background score is too perfect ❤ ….. Adding Intensity and depth to the dish… Amazing chef
    Background score name please?

  37. Soul Follower says:

    The music in the background is really annoying and making the video less likely to be heard through earphones
    please take a note on that

  38. jot kaur says:

    Background music… 🙄 chlllo koi na ranveer brar di video hai seh laine aan thoda 😛

  39. Arvind Singrol says:

    Are bhai sambhar ki recipe to rah gai… 😛😛😛😛

  40. Nageen Aujla says:

    Again amazing recipe as always but the Background music is really depressing.

  41. Manju's Kitchen Amritsar says:

    Easy and simple mix veg https://youtu.be/btqnvJWvAQQ

  42. Khalid Subhani says:

    What to do if dahi is not sour?

  43. Saurabh Prasad says:

    Loved the video Veer ji…. it is only south indian cuisine which I have never tried in my kitchen.
    As usual, pakwan ki kahani iss baar bhi achi lagi.
    I just have one suggestion for you Veer ji, just remove the music from your video which you have added this time.
    The video in only your voice is more engaging & attractive to hold the audience. Video with your voice sounds more authentic & appealing. Just a genuine suggestion veer ji, baad me aap bologe ki Sunny apne bataya ny❤️💋🚩💌

  44. Kalyani Khadke says:

    Music 💔😭

  45. aapki mayuri says:

    Your face n health isnt looking good 🙁

  46. aapki mayuri says:

    What happened to your health n face is also very sad dull depressive


    Plz dont use this boring sad background music ☹️

  48. Anant Dhanuka says:

    U speak in hindi that is not a bad thing at all but if u spoke English the whole time then this awesome history and recipes of food can be conveyed to a large no of people who are missing out this awesome content.

  49. Fnu Jasvinder says:

    U put mustard seeds and said rye. Rye and mustard seeds r two different spices with different uses

  50. Bhavya Gupta says:

    This audio in the background was really weird

  51. Lisas Flavours says:

    For variety dishes, watch my recipes…

  52. SR says:

    The background music was not required.

  53. Ranjan Mirdha says:

    Awesome Video Sir.. Only The Music on this Video.. Ap par suite nahi kar rha

  54. devam rikhi says:

    Brar saab ki yaar🤦🏻‍♂️..mainu ajj pta lgga ke Rawa is sooji🤦🏻‍♂️..how dumb of me..I kept eating sooji for hundreds of rupees all my life😡…dasso yaar paaji 20-30 rupe di cheez 300 di😡
    Kmaal hi hogi..

  55. Biswajit Talukdar says:

    For me you are the Best chef in the planet ♥️♥️♥️

  56. Raman S says:

    Very tasty tried it today.. best rava idli recipe if you follow all steps exactly as told..thanks a lot Chef 😊

  57. RD says:

    Made rava idli today with your recipe. It turned out so delicious and perfect! Thanks for sharing recipe.

  58. D A says:

    Brother receipe ekdum zakas, background music is disturbing.not even matching.dont add it

  59. Asha Pandey says:

    Very bad background music……:-(

  60. Manjeet Makkar says:


  61. Tilesh Khatri says:

    The history behind dishes is a reason to watch… Fir kahoge ki Tilesh ne Bataya Nahi.. 🙂

  62. Mandip Kaur says:

    Kamaal da banda hai yeh ranveer brar!

  63. Saurabh Yadav says:

    But how much curd is needed?

  64. Rakesh Bandi says:

    The only complaint i have is the Music in this episode.. it wasn't nice..

  65. Kapil Sharma says:

    Magical hand, golden words and innocent smile ….! Best chef ever 👌🏻

  66. Varun Varshney says:

    please no background music 🙂

  67. Anurag Saikia says:

    I hate idli like hell

  68. Akash Khurana says:

    Dude, what's with the background music??

  69. prateek kumar says:

    Ranbeer paaji background music to lag raha that jaise doordarshan par shok manaya ja raha hai kisi former PM ke marne ka 😫 baki recipie to aapki lajawab hai.

  70. Sneha Khot says:

    Background music irritates

  71. MAD Revengers says:

    You are my role model and you clear my doubt in this recipe

  72. Mansi Adhikari says:

    Hiii Ranveer i m fan of ur recipes… I hv one request…can u show me a namkeen tea time biscuit recipe in oven 😊 Thank u so much

  73. nikhil sharma says:

    anybody having the link for background music??? It's to intense !!!

  74. Babita Pal says:

    I love idle 😍

  75. gaurav rajput says:

    who add that horrible background music in beautiful rava idli

  76. krishna mundada says:

    Please change the musiccc

  77. Suresh Prasad says:

    Sir mujhe se idali perfect nhi banti and mai sare methods followed karti hu

  78. Parul Vaish says:

    Sir mai b buttermilk he use karti hu…

  79. Parul Vaish says:

    Nice idli….

  80. Parul Vaish says:

    I m fan of ur story ap jo b batein khane ko leke btate ho..nice

  81. Satinder Kler says:

    Love your background music 👍
    You made yummy idlis 😋going to try 🙏

  82. Palak Gupta says:

    The background music is so saddening from last 2-3 videos 😅

  83. Ityeta Mishra says:

    I love how you explain everything about the recipe from its origin to even the tiniest of the details to maintain its authenticity. It's the best approach in cooking that I have come across so far. Thankyou Chef Ranveer

  84. Manju Pushker says:

    Hi Ranveer, aapke chahre par ek udasi rahti hai, pata nahi Kyun but try to over come, khane ke sath khushiyan achhi lagti hain

  85. Pooja Kaje says:

    Background music is very peaceful

  86. shivangi shukla says:

    I love rava idli specially the potato gravy served with it
    I don’t seem to get that taste anywhere in north

    Plz share the recepie for the gravy too if possible

  87. pallavi yadav says:

    Will definitely try.ty

  88. chani gupta says:

    Thank you sir for teaching us any recipe in technical way .. lots of respect nd love 😀

  89. Shubham Srivastava says:

    I am definitely gonna try idli now 🤓

  90. yajan Singh katiya says:

    good video but background music is depressing 😭😭😭

  91. Amit Upadhya says:

    Hello Chef, love the recipe but the music is really depressing.


    Hi chef.. nice recipe

  93. Yummy & healthy says:

    Perfect recipe and amazing presentation 👍😊

  94. doaba punjab says:

    Backround music bhut ganda 😨

  95. Priyanka Mohite says:

    Please i love ur recipe bt the background music is so depressing.. I can't watch it any more🙁

  96. Yash Kumar says:

    Ranveer apne sambar aur chutney banana kese he ho to bola hi nehi…..??

  97. Shalini Lohar says:

    Chef thodi sambhar b de dijiye na.. Plz

  98. Prem Kumar says:

    Sambhar ki receipe vi bata dijiye please

  99. udita saxena says:

    Next recipe "Fondue" Please 😍

  100. monika says:

    Please add the link to buying all your pots and pans …i really liked them along with your amazinly easy to make recepies

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