Ravi posted a picture of Rava Idli today morning, which reminded of this snack’s history. Did you know that Rava Idli is a snack that was invented in our own Bangalore?

Yes, it was first prepared by none other than namma MTR, the good old “Tiffin Room” that we Bangaloreans love. As MTR mentions, rice was in short supply during World War II and they needed some alternative snacks to rice Idlis. So they tried working with wheat and came out with Rava Idli, which is now popular and available everywhere.

I also googled a bit and discovered MTR’s web page which has the same story.

4 Comments so far

  1. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    Wow thats really interesting!

  2. PSU (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 6:42 am


    You guys just HAVE to please please please
    stop posting those mouth-watering pictures
    of foods that we cannot get to :-(

    Oh well, atleast one can enjoy atleast the
    pictures, I guess….

  3. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 10:09 am

    Hey that’s news indeed! Thanks for the info! :)

  4. Indian (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 2:58 am

    I tried the redimix and did not like it.

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