Tuesday 29 November 2011

Oats Idli

Oats are known to heart friendly and rich in dietary fiber. The soluble fiber found in Oats is known to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol levels. Oats are also known to aid weight loss, reduce blood pressure, increase energy levels. So, when these two healthy foods come together, I can only imagine things turning out to be good (although, lentils are left out in Oats Idli but some of the protein content of lentils missing is compensated by its presence in Oats. Protein content in Oats is known to be higher than those in other cereals).

The other advantage with Oats Idli is that its preparation time is lot lower than normal Idli. No need to soak Dal or lentils for hours, prepare batter and then leave it to ferment overnight for 12 hours. Hence, like Rava Idli, Oats Idli is instant preparation and hence the term Instant Oats Idli.

oats Idli
Oats Idli

Instant oats - 1 cup
Wheat Rava - 1/2 cup (I used wheat rava, you can use sooji/bombay rava also)
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - as required
Carrot - 1 medium sized grated
Mustard Seeds - 2tsp
Green chili - 1 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste
Curry Leaves-Few
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp /eno fruit Salt-1/2 tsp
Oil - to grease idli plates


1.Dry roast oats for 3 minutes and set aside. Cool it completely then grind it to a fine powder, Dry roast wheat rava till nice aroma rises....it may take 3-4 mins, then set aside. Transfer to mixing bowl.

2.Add a tsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, let it splutter then add grated carrot, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Saute till raw smell of carrot leaves. In the mixing bowl containing oats and rava, add curd, salt, hing, baking soda /eno fruit salt and sauted carrot with tempering .

3.Add required water to make a batter consistency of our normal idly batter.It Should not be too thick or too thin.

4.Grease the idli plates with little oil. Gently put the batter on idli plates with a laddle. Steam it for 10-12 minutes or until done. Serve hot with Mint Coriander and Coconut Chutney.


  1. This is an excellent recipe for people who want to control their cholestrol level. And it is tasty too. Even kids enjoy this recipe.

  2. Thanks!!Let me know how it has come out for you..