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Rulava Idli

Rulava idli is a idli prepared with Bombay Rawa.This is a popular G.S.B dish prepared during fasting.This idli is very soft and goes well with chutney. My Amma steams the Bombay rawa in the steamer instead of roasting it so does my F.b friend Vinatha Padma Shenoy who says idlis turn soft due to this method.You may follow any method. I adapted this recipe from my Amma.

Urad dhal-1 cup
Bombay suji-2 cups
Ginger-1/2″ piece
Green chillies-4
Salt- to taste


  1. Soak the urad dhal for 5-6 hours and grind it until fluffy.
  2. Ferment it overnight.
  3. Roast the Bombay suji until you get a nice aroma without burning it.
  4. You may also add the suji in a cloth,tie it and steam it in a steamer for 20 minutes instead of dry roasting.
  5. Cool it,wash it well,squeeze extra water and add to the fermented batter.
  6. Make the paste out of ginger and green chillies and add it to the batter.
  7. Add salt and beat the batter well.
  8. Grease the idli moulds,add a ladle of batter.
  9. Steam it for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Serve it hot with chutney.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

One comment

  1. Yummy! Love it generous servings of chutney!!

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