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Healthy recipe: How to make Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

By Vidya Srinivasan
November 17, 2014 15:44 IST
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Chennai-based food blogger and Rediff reader Vidya Srinivasan shares an interesting recipe with us.

Cracked wheat is an excellent ingredient for breakfast.

Rich in fibre and nutrients, there's a host of recipes you can try using this ingredient.

Here's a healthy twist of Rava Idli using cracked wheat.

Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 10 minutes 
Serves: 3


  • 1 cup fine ground cracked wheat
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 carrot chopped/grated
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp heaped baking Soda/Eno salt (I used baking soda)
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dhal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dhal
  • Cashew nuts as required
  • 1/2 tsp oil to grease


  • Heat a pan and add some oil.
  • When 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. 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 till they are finely ground.
  • Add yoghurt, salt, carrot, tempered stuff and baking soda to the cracked wheat powder and mix well.
  • Add water to get the desired idli batter consistency. Allow it to set for 10 minutes
  • Set the idli steamer ready and grease the idli mould with oil.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter in each pit and cook for 15 minutes or until done.
  • Serve hot with any chutney or sambaar.

Photo: TraditionallyModernFood

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