Thursday, 9 January 2014

Oats Idli

 A very healthy breakfast, a better way to start a day.  These Steamed oats idli are classic and traditional for breakfast in many south Indian households. It is simple, delicious and healthy for those people who are diet conscious. Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness.  This Idli need not to be fermented. This idli is a special one with lots of healthy ingredients. Throw in your favorite veggies, flavor with herbs and spices, if you wish and there you have an excellent power packed breakfast to keep you going the entire day. Perfect for a busy morning!

Prep time: 10 mins|Cook time: 15 mins
Cuisine : South Indian (Breakfast)
Oats (Quaker oats)
1 cup
½ cup
1 cup
as needed
½  cup
Coriander leaves
2 tsp
For greasing
Mustard seeds
2 tsp
Kadalai paruppu
1 tsp
Chopped Green chillies
1 tsp
To taste
½ tsp
Baking soda
2 tsp
1. Heat the kadhai on medium heat and dry roast oats for 10 mins till nice aroma comes from it. Don’t roast on high heat otherwise it will burn. In the meanwhile dry roast the semolina on medium to medium high heat for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously, then remove from heat and keep aside to cool.OATS2 2. Grind in a blender to make oats powder. Now take oats and semolina powder in a bowl. Now add curd and water to make batter.OATS13.  Heat the oil in pan and temper with mustard seeds, bengal gram, green chilies, grated carrot and coriander leaves and asafetida. add this temper in batter and mix well. OATS34. Grease idli moulds and place spoonful of this mixture into each mound and steam for about 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, cool for about a minute, remove each idli and serve with sambar or chutney of choice.OAT7 5.Now Idli is ready and serve hot with Sāmbhar and coconut chutney.IMG_20140103_135241 Notes
You can add cashews and grated ginger while frying in the pan.


  1. healthy idlis.. looks nice.. :)

  2. Like that super soft oats idlis. healthy as well as tasty idlis in minutes.

  3. healthy idly very good for all ages must make this very often

  4. nourishing,healthy and filling breakfast...fresh and tasty :-)

  5. Great article and recipe Shobana! Love the presentation! What restaurant have you had the best oats? Remember to add it to your Besty List!


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