Uddinahittu Gojju & Pongal; Instant Rave & Shavige Idli - A double treat

Gayatri's Tamarind/Hunase hannu Gojju with Pongal  reminded me of Uddinahittu gojju for Pongal. What else? I remembered it so gotta cook it and I did it :D


I have already blogged Uddinahittu recipe (Click on the word Uddinahittu and Pongal) and Pongal recipe. Rest of the recipe for making gojju is here :

Tamarind Juice/Extract : 1/2 cup (thick juice)
Jaggery : 1 big piece
Sambar Pudi : 1 or 2 tsp (according to your taste)
Salt as required
Uddinahittu : 1 tbsp (Mixed in 4 tbsp of water)

Seasoning : Oil, Asafoetida/hing, mustard -1/8 tsp, urad dal/uddinabele-1/8 tsp, few curry leaves, broken red chillies- 2 pieces

Heat Oil and season the oil by adding ingredients mentioned in the order above.
After adding red chillies, stir for 1 sec and add tamarind extract. Add 150 ml of water, powedered jaggery, slat and bring to boil. Check the liquid and adjust with jaggery or salt if required. Reduce the heat.
Add sambar pudi, uddinahittu mixed with water to the tamarind solution. Keep stirring while you add or else lumps might form while adding.
Bring this mixture to boil. Check the gojju for salt and finally finish off by adding half tsp of chopped coriander leaves ( if you have) and serve hot with Pongal.

Instant Rave & Shavige Idli

We tried instant Rave Shavige Idli/ Rava Semiya Idli from Sowmya's blog and it was given double thumbs up at home! Thanks Sowmya.


You need the following to make instant Rave & Shavige Idli :
Rave : 1 cup
Shavige/Semiya : 3 tbsp (you can add more if you like)
Sour Curd : 2 cups (1 cup curd+1 cups water is also fine)
Soda bi carbonate : 1/2 tsp (cooking soda)
Chopped Coriander : 2 tsp (optional)

Seasoning :
Oil, hing, mustard, cashewnuts(optional), uddinabele/urad dal, chanadal, curry leaves, green chili paste,

 Step numbers 1-3 can be made previous day or any day which is convinitnent for you and store it in your refrigerator.  If you want to store it outside please do not add coriander leaves to the mixture.

1.Roast rave/rava and shavige/semiya separately till nice aroma emanates in a thick bottomed pan.
2.Season the oil by adding the ingredients mentioned above in the same order. Let cashewnuts and dals brown before adding chilli paste. Add salt and chopped coriander leaves.
3.Add roasted rave and shavige and switch off the stove. Mix the ingredients.

4.Once the above mixture cools down add sour curd and mix well. Leave it aside for 10 minutes.
5. After 10 minutes, you can see a tight mixture of rava and semiya.  
6.Add soda bi carb and extra water to make a loose batter (don't make it runny ). Adding soda bi carb just before laddling the batter to idli plates makes softer idlis.
7.Laddle/spoon the batter to idli plates and steam the idlis for next 8-10 minutes till they are done.
8.Enjoy hot idlis with your favorite accompaniment.


Unknown said...

it looks like a great combo uddinhittu gojju and pongal looks so yummy and very new to me lakshmi and idli looks so soft yummmm

FH said...

Hope Ugadi wen well for you. I made a thali too, didin't celebrate Ugadi until now but it was fun! :)

Uddinahittu Gojju looks yum on Pongal! :)

Kids don't have school today but planning to go to movies later, not much blogging today after 10am, Tushar has a dentist appointment too.

Raks said...

Both pongal and rava,vermicelli idli are looking great! i have to try once rava idli with vermicelli!!Looks tempting!

Lakshmi said...

@ Asha,

Ugadi went well. I too made a thali, but before I could catch it in my camera it was all gone. I was too lazy to picture only holige and holige saaru so just kept quite. I had taken a day off as I had several other appointments on that day so I could feast well too :D

A_and_N said...

Double treat indeed! I cant imagine an Ugaadi not going well with those :)

Indian Khana said...

Wonderful treat....Idli looks so gud...and pongal with gojju looks so delicious

Savi-Ruchi said...

Pongal & hunase gojju is my fav breakfast too :)
It is really long that I prepared vermicelli idli, shall prepare soon, thanks for reminding..
matte, habba joritta Lakshmi?

Finla said...

I love that instant idlie, looks yumm.

Lakshmi said...

@ A&N,
True indeed, it went well with those tasty treats :)

Habba joru ri.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! ..nice plate .nice recipes :)

Krishnaveni said...

Thanks for the comment:-)
Yeah I had wonderful Ugadi... Hope you also had wonderful Ugadi.. Idli looks yum!

Ashwini said...

Belated Ugadi Habbada shubhashayagalu:-).Good Nimage alli bevu siguthe..Uddinahittu gojju yummy agi ide..Combination nanage hosadu. try maduthini.

Pooja said...

Never heard of his gojju...All the dishes are looking great..

Deepthi Shankar said...

Hope you had a nice Ugadi .. the gojju is soo new to me .. nice recipe Lakshmi

Cham said...

Love ur ugadi special! Pongal and idli is simply delish!

Vani said...

Your ugadi pictures look gorgeous, LG! I'd forgotten all about hittina gojju. Makes a lovely combi with pongal. Rave shavige idli looks great too!

Unknown said...

Udinahittu gojju i was looking for the recipe for so long. thaks for posting it. Very taty combo with pongal.
Ahh...idlies.. yum.
Hope you had a good Ugadi celelbration.

KonkaniBlogger said...

Hope you had a great Ugadi Lakshmi. Everything looks great here, but specially want to try the gojju and those idlis, they look so soft.

AnuSriram said...

Fabulous recipes and lovely pics. Hope u had a wonderful celebration!

Vidhya said...

Happy Ugadhi to you too...

Anonymous said...

Hi Lakshmi Ugadi thatte is very nice :) uddina hittu gojju , will try it.... :)

Sanghi said...

Happy ugadhi dear..! That's a perfect treat!

Lakshmi said...

@ Vani and Madhu,
I am glad to hear that you know about this :D It is a very hale kaalada recipe. Delicious with pongal infact!

Try maadi :) I have asked hubby not to bring MTR rave idli mix anymore was soo good :D

Unknown said...

pongal gothsu looks glad you enjoyed the idlis..this one and your sago idlis is a regular thing at home now..
Btw happy ugadi..though am bit late in wishing you..I remember having jaggery in neem leaves when I was in mysore during ugadi..nice pictures..

Uma said...

both the dishes look so yummy Lakshmi! Hope you had a wonderful Ugadi!

Priya Suresh said...

Belated Happy Ugadi LG...

Both pongal n rava, vermicelli idli looks delicious...Hope u had a wonderful ugadi!

YOSEE said...

Uddinahittu is interesting. With all the dals it should be very nutritious too. We make a Paruppu Podi with only Toor Dal. And just seeing that thick tangy Gojju in the pic., naalige chapparisidey !

sharada said...

Uddinhittu gojju is very new to me.Both gojju & pongal looks delicious.

vidhas said...

Nice Combo Like the thali of Ugadhi.

notyet100 said...

belated ugadi wishes Lakshmi,...even i feel like tryin shevige idli now,..mybe after the exam ,,till thn i am too busy to cook or post,..;-)

kittymatti said...

uddinaittu gojju, nice isea..must try it next time i make pongee :)

notyet100 said...

I am going to try this today for lunch ,,,will go perfect with the sambhar,,:)

notyet100 said...

Thanks for the recipe ,prepared today for lunch :)?