Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu is the perfect combination and can be easily made with available ingredients in your kitchen. Being a working mom, i had always preferred to do this as it is very quick , simple and pretty easy.
In my current blog, i would like to share with you the easiest breakfast combo recipe of Rava idli and tomato Gotsu. This is popularly called as thakkali gotsu in South India
This is one my favorite breakfast combo that i had tried when i was the beginner. If you are a beginner, this recipe is something that you must try this amazingly simple recipe.
How to make Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu
Thakkali Gotsu is a delicious accompaniment for variety of breakfasts like idli, dosa and pongal. if you love tangy curries, this is the right recipe for you. This can also be stored for couple of days and used with the breakfast. Thakkali gotsu needs very basic ingredients that we use in the regular cooking.
Pre-Preparation Requirements for Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu
You need very basic utensils or kitchen tools for this recipe. You must always practice to keep all your utensils ready and in reach while cooking so that its makes your cooking faster and easy.
Idli Maker (Microwave Safe or Other)
Frying Pan for preparing tomato gotsu
Spoons or Spatula for mixing the ingredients
|TOTAL PREPARATION TIME
20 Minutes – Rava Idli
5 Minutes – Tomato Gotsu
|BATTER RESTING TIME
5 minutes in a microwave for idli
15 Minutes – Tomato Gotsu
Ingredients used in Recipe of Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu
The tangy Tomato curry and rava idli can be easily made with the ingredients available at home. Though we must be having all the ingredients at home, it is important to know the ingredients. This will help you complete tomato curry and then rava idli or vice versa in order without switching between recipes.
|EXACT QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS FOR RAVA IDLI
Roasted Rava (Semolina) – 1 Cup
Curd – ½ Cup
Water – 1 Cup
Salt – According to taste
1 Sachet Eno Fruit Salt – Lemon Flavour or Plain
|EXACT QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS FOR TOMATO GOTSU
1 Pinch of Hing or Asafoetida powder
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
5-6 Curry Leaves
Vegetable Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds – ½ teaspoon
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
Water – 3 Cups
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Green Chillis -2
Onions – large sized 1
Tomato – medium sized 2
Salt to taste
Complete Procedure of Delicious Recipe of Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu
Since its a very simple and easy recipe, you will be able to make this delicious breakfast combo in no time. Let us now get started with simple step by step simple procedure of the thakkali gotsu for rava idli.
How to make the recipe of Thakkali Gotsu
First let us get started with Tomato Gotsu. Please follow these simple steps for the super quick and easy recipe to get yummy and tangy accompaniment for rava idli
Clean the vegetables and Cut the vegetables with Chopping board
Add 2 small tomatoes, 2 green chillis and one large sized onion in the large bowl.
Rinse it with two cups of water to clean the vegetables.
Once you clean the vegetables well. Take a vegetable chopping board.
Cut all the tomatoes, onion into small prices. Slit the green chilies and keep it aside.
Heat the oil for tadka
In a small pan heat about one tablespoon of oil. Keep the flame on medium.
I used Light Oilve Oil. However, Coconut oil and groundnut oil are also some good options. In case you have none of these, use some refined oil or ghee (clarified butter).
Keeping the flame on medium heat
Adding rest of the tempering ingredients to the pan
Add mustard seeds once the oil is hot enough. Let the mustard seeds crackle.
Once the seeds have crackled, quickly add 5-6 curry leaves, green chillis and a pinch of asafoetida into the oil. Remember, the flame is still on medium heat.
Increasing the flame can cause the tempering or tadka to burn. After the above step, add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
Cook the mixture in the pan for about half a minute while constantly stirring it.
Add the cut vegetables to the frying pan
First add cut onions and saute well in the frying pain. After onion becomes transparent , add tomatoes and saute.
Make sure all through the process the stove is on medium flame to avoid burning.
Cook the Vegetables for 5 mins with closed lid
Saute them well with the tempered ingredients. Also add salt and closed the lid for five minutes. This enables the vegetables to cook faster.
Add spices and salt to the sauteed vegetables
Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of coriander and 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder to the vegetables. Mix the vegetables well so that the vegetables are coated well with added spices.
Adjust the Tomato Gotsu consistency with water and cook for ten mins
You can add 1/2 cup of water to adjust the consistency of the Tomato Gotsu.
Once you add and mix all the ingredients well, You must leave the tomato gotsu boil well for ten minutes.
You dont have to close the lid while the tomato gotsu is cooking
Garnish the Tomato Gotsu with coriander leaves
Now the tomato gotsu is ready with the right spiciness. Its time to turn off the stove. Chop the coriander leaves and spread it on the tomato gotsu to get wonderful aroma.
How to make Rava idli
Please follow these simple steps for the super quick recipe to get soft and spongy rava idlis
First of all, transfer Rava or Semolina into a bowl
Take a big bowl and transfer one cup of the roasted rava into the big bowl.
In case you don’t have roasted rava, use normal rava and dry roast it over medium flame till it is slightly golden. Cool the rava and then transfer it into a bowl.
Make a batter with curd, water, and Rava (semolina or sooji)
Into the bowl of rava, add half a cup of curd. Mix them together using a spoon.
Once it is mixed properly, add about half a cup of water to the bowl and make it into a thick paste. Make sure that your batter is completely lump-free.
Set this aside and prepare tempering or tadka for the batter.
Add a little water to the existing batter
Add a little water to the existing rava idli batter. You don’t have to mush it up. Just a little quantity will do. Once water is added, whisk it a little with a spoon or a whisker.
Let the Rava idli batter rest for some time
After mixing all the ingredients, cover the bowl with a lid. Let the batter rest for 15-20 minutes.
The rava tends to absorb water and therefore, resting is very important. It also helps the batter to ferment naturally.
After the batter is rested, check its consistency. The rava tends to absorb a lot of water and the batter tends to become thicker.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of water at a time to get to the right consistency. The consistency of the batter should be similar to a cake batter. It should neither be too flowy nor too chunky.
Grease Idli Moulds
While the batter is resting, prepare your idli moulds to stand. I have used a microwave-safe idli maker. You can use the metal idli stands as well.
Take some oil in your fingers and grease the insides of the idli moulds. The oil will prevent the batter from sticking to the mould.
While I used olive oil to grease the moulds, you can also use ghee to grease them.
To the batter add Eno Fruit Salt & Whisk gently
Add a sachet of Eno fruit Salt to the rava idly batter. Quickly mix the Eno fruit salt with batter. You will notice bubbles in the batter.
Do not over mix the batter. If you do so, the air bubbles will escape and the idlis will turn out to be hard.
I am using the Lemon Flavoured Eno fruit salt. You can also use plain Eno Fruit salt as well.
Allow the batter to fluff up
Allow the batter to fluff up for about ten seconds. Mix it gently and see bubbles forming. This is when you know that you don’t have to mix anymore.
Pour the batter into the moulds
Once you have added the Eno fruit salt, you need to work quickly.
Take the batter and pour them into the idli moulds. While filling the moulds, make sure you keep a little space for the idlis to rise.
Fill water into idli maker or cooker or pan
Fill the cooker or container with some water. The water in the pan/ container/ cooker is to be filled in a way that the water does not touch the moulds directly.
Place the idli stands in the cooker or container or pan
Carefully place the batter filled idli stands into the cooker/ container. If you are cooking it on the flame, you can use either use a cooker or a big pan to place the idli stands.
Add the Idli Maker to the Microwave
Cover the container containing the filled idli stand with a lid. Covering the container is important as it helps prevent the steam from escaping.
Set the timing at 5 minutes
For microwave cooking, set the timer at 5:00 for every batch.
Remove the container from Microwave
Once the time is up, remove the idli maker from the microwave. In case you are cooking on the flame, switch off the gas.
Let the container cool for a minute or two before opening the lid.
Remove the idlis and Serve the delicious tomato gotsu with rava idli
Remove the idli stand from the container carefully and let the idlis cool down a little.
Now, carefully using your fingers, slide the idlis out of the moulds and transfer them into a bowl.
Remove the idlis onto a plate and serve these delicious idlis with tomato gotsu. You can add is as a snack or for breakfast. By the way, you can go one step further and transform your rava idlis into Podi idlis as well.
Essential tips for fault free recipe of Rava idli with Thakkali Gotsu
Even for the simple recipes, it is important to know the essential tips for hassle free cooking. I am sharing some of the important tips i always follow to have a wonderful cooking experience
1. Keep all the ingredients ready
Before you start cooking, keep all the ingredients in one place. This makes cooking more efficient and you won’t forget.
2. Prepare tempering on medium flame
Always prepare the tempering for the tomato gotsu on a medium flame. If you keep it at a high flame, the tempering will burn and give your tomato gotsu a bitter taste.
3. Add Asofoetida to the tempering
Asofoetida is an important spice in indian recipes. It aids digestion , adds flavor to the food and beneficial for the health too.
4. Curry leaves important in tempering
Curry leaves is an important ingredient in tempering which helps in giving good aroma. It also has many health benefits. Most of our Indian dishes are tempered using curry leaves for the same reason.
5. Garnish with Coriander leaves
Once all the process is done in making a sambhar, garnish it with coriander leaves. Aroma from coriander leaves is so good and also helps in the digestion. Many of the indian dishes uses curry leaves and coriander leaves for aroma and health benefits.
6.Substitute for Eno Fruit Salt
In case you do not have ENO fruit salt, don’t worry. You can get good results by letting the batter ferment for about three to four hours. You can also use half a teaspoon of baking soda in place of Eno fruit salt.
7. Use thick curd
Curd can be thick or watery. If you have watery curd, use less water for the batter. If you have thick curd, use more water for the batter.
8. Remove all lumps from batter
If your batter has turned out to be lumpy, make sure you remove all the lumps using a whisk. If you do not have a whisk, use a spoon or fork to remove the lumps.
9. Do not overfill the idli moulds
Make sure that you do not fill the idli mould to the brim. After steaming, the idlis will rise, so, make sure you leave a little space for them to rise. Ideally, you should fill a little over three fourth of the idli mould.
10. Be watchful of the timer
When using a microwave for making Rava idlis, be very mindful of the timer. Do not overcook the idlis or they will get hard.
11. Remove the idlis carefully
Once the rava idli is cooked, don’t remove it from the mould instantly. If you try that, the rava idlis may break. Leave it for a minute or two before removing them from the moulds. If you have difficulty removing the idlis, use a sharp object to loosen it from the edges of the idli mould.
i had wonderful experience teaching you this recipe. You must have had a wonderful experience learning the easy recipes of tomato gotsu and rava idli. Please feel free to ask questions and add your comments in the section below