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Instant Rava Paddu | Instant Sooji Appe

Basic Instant Rava Paddu is a quick South Indian Breakfast/Tiffin 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South India
Keyword South Indian, Tiffin
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 32 Makes
Calories 63kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 Cup Rava
  • ½ Cup Rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon Thin Poha/ Rice Flakes Soaked
  • ¾ Cup Curds
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Channa Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Urad Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Moong Dal
  • ½ inch Ginger grated
  • 2 Green Chilli finely Chopped
  • 2 Sprigs Curry leaves finely Chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves Chopped
  • 1 Onion finely Chopped
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 pinch Baking soda/Cooking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt or as required
  • Cup Water or as required


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan,add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, channa dal, urad dal and moong dal.
  • When all dals,starts to change colour to golden brown ,add 1 cup rava and fry for 4-5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Once it cools down, add salt,cooing soda, rice flour,soaked and smashed poha,chopped coriander leaves,curry leaves ,ginger,green chilies,onions and grated carrot.
  • Whisk curds and mix with above rava/semolina mixture. Add water part by part as required , so that batter consistency should be like dosa batter. Keep it aside for 10 minutes,so that water gets soaked well and batter consistency will become thick like idly batter.Its the right consistency.
  • Heat appe pan, drizzle some oil in all chambers of appe pan.  
  • Take spoonful of batter and drop in all chambers of appe pan,drizzle some oil on top too. Close lid and cook paddu on both sides on medium flame for 5-6 minutes. 
  • Paddu's are ready to serve.



1.Adding  soaked and smashed poha gives you a soft Paddu's, alternatively you can use refined flour also.
2.Makes sure rava mixture is cooled ,before adding curds to it.
3.Consistency of the batter should be thick like Idly batter, so add water part by part and keep the batter thin like dosa batter .After 10-15 minutes of resting time , water will be absorbed well and right consistency will be obtained.


Calories: 63kcal