Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Rava Sevai


  • 1 cup Bombay Rava 
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • grated and ground coconut of about 1/4th coconut


  • Roast 1 cup Bombay rava  (without greese)
  • Boil 3 cups water with salt to taste 
  • Add the grated and ground coconut.
  • Add the roasted rava slowly into the boiled water (keep boiling water on simmer) 
  • Keep stirring till it becomes a thick paste/dough.
  • Make about 5 balls from this dough. 
  • Steam for 20 minutes in Idli cooker. 
  • Let the balls cool for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer enough balls into the Sevai Maker and press.
Your Rava Sevai is now ready.

Batter for Ustad Roti / Buns


  • 1/2 cup wheat flour 
  • 2 cups Maida flour
  • 1/4 cup Bengal-Gram flour
  • 3 to 4 green chillies crushed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 Elaichi Banana peeled & curshed
  • 2 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda 
  • 1 cup curds


    Mix everything except the flours. After 2 minutes, MIx the flours too into the same mixture. Wait for 6 hours. 

The batter is now ready and can be used to either make Ustad Roti or Buns. If making Ustad Roti, then do not greese the pan.

Nendrabale Banana Upkari


  • 1 big Nendrabale Banana (Slit and sliced to small pieces around 1 cm)
  • 1 medium sized Green Chilly sliced (into round pieces)
  • A pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup water, enough to dip the Banana pieces
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds 
  • 1 Teaspoon Ghee 


  • Boil Banana, salt , green chilly  and sugar in water for 5 mins (or till cooked). 
  • Prepare the tempering by frying the Mustard seeds in ghee till it crackles.
  • Mix the tempering in the boiled mixture.

Your Banana Upkari is now ready

Goes well with Rotis, etc.