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Are you a calorie-conscious person? Yes? Then, you should try out oats idli.
Healthy and tasty oats idli is made with semolina, curd, spices, and of course, oats. No fermentation is needed for making this recipe. So, without delay, let’s check out the recipe.

Main Ingredients:

• Oats 1 cup
• Fine semolina or rava ½ cup
• Sour or fresh curd/yogurt ½ cup
• Water 1 cup or as needed
• Baking soda ½ teaspoon or Eno 1 teaspoon
• Grated carrot 1/3 -1/2 cup
• Chopped coriander 3 teaspoon
• Salt as needed

For tempering your Idli:

• Oil ½ tablespoon
• Mustard seeds ½ teaspoon
• Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon
• Urad dal ½ teaspoon (optional)
• Chana dal or Bengal gram 1 teaspoon
• Asafoetida 1 pinch
• Crushed black pepper ½ teaspoon
• Finely chopped curry leaves 1 teaspoon
• Chopped green chilies 1 teaspoon
• Chopped ginger 1 teaspoon
• Chopped cashews 8-10
• Grated coconut 1-2 tablespoons


Prep for oats idli:
• Take a blender or grinder jar. Bled or grind 1 cup oats to a fine powder.
• Peel, as well as grate, the carrot.
• Finely chop the green chilies, ginger, coriander, and curry leaves.

Making tempering for your oats idli batter:

• First, heat ½ tablespoon oil in a pan. Time for adding mustard seeds, urad dal, and chana dal to the oil.
• Stir and sauté everything until your mustard seeds crackle and the chana and urad dal become golden.
• Add curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, a pinch of asafoetida, and cashews. Sauté everything for a minute.

Make the idli batter:

• First, add ½ cup of semolina. Stir and sauté it for 2 minutes.
• Add your oats flour after that. Keep on stirring when roasting the oats flour.
• Roast everything for 4-5 minutes only. Take this semolina and oats mixture in a bowl and allow it to cool down.
• Time to add coriander leaves and grated carrots to it. Finely chopped French beans or seamed peas can even be added.
• Add 1/2cup yogurt now.
• Add the needed water. Stir your idli batter well. A medium consistency batter you need. Cover and let your batter sit for 5-6 minutes.
• Grease your idli molds with some ghee or oil. Heat water also in the idli steamer.
• Stir the idli batter well after adding salt to it.
• Don’t forget to add baking soda or Eno. You can add baking soda or fruit salt for a less soapy alkaline smell.
• Quickly stir the batter as soon as you add the Eno. Stir well as this helps the Eno to mix in the batter.

Steaming oats idli:

• In an oil greased idli molds, pour your oats idli batter. Try using all the idli batter in just one steaming.
• Now place idli molds in the steamer. Cover, as well as steam the idlis for around 10-12 minutes. You can insert a toothpick inside the idlis so that you can know whether they are done or not. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it means, your idlis are done.
• Let the steamed idlis stand for a few minutes and then remove them using a spoon.
• Serve the instant, healthy oats idlis with sambar or coconut chutney.

Try out this recipe at the earliest.

Last Updated on August 30, 2021

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