I ate rava idly for the first time after i got married.My m-law used to make the rava idly with MTR rava idly mix, which is very easy to make (just add curd to the mix and steam the idly).
I make this idly very regularly.The below recipe i got it from the net.It came out very soft.
Semolina (sooji) 1 cup
Mustard seeds(rai) few
Ginger chopped small piece
Channa dal 1/2 tsp
Green chillies 2 nos
Curd 1 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Soda 1/4 tsp
Salt according to taste
1.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when seeds are popping,add channa dal,green chillies and giner.
2.Now add rava and mix well and switch off the stove.
3.Then add curd, soda and salt.Leave it for 30 minutes.The batter should be of normal idly batter consistency.
4.Grease idly stand and pour the batter and steam if for 12-15 mins.
5.Serve idly with putnalu chutney (here)