Thursday, February 12, 2015

Oats idli recipe - How to make oats idli

oats idli in a serving plate
Oats idli  recipe - Oats idli is a very healthy, nutritious and delicious breakfast dish. Adding some more health to the body and system by eating dishes made with oats is really a great idea for health lovers. Oats are very popular for its nutrition and health benefits. People who lead sedentary lifestyle must eat  low fat, low calorie oats dishes.

Oats are rich sources of soluble fibers. The soluble fibers and beta-glucans, help to lower the total cholesterol levels in the body. Eating oats help to keep the digestive system healthy as well. After eating oats dishes, there will be a feeling of fullness and it stops cravings. 

Therefore, it is recommended to include oats in the diet and eat them in any form or prepare your favorite dishes from it. I use both quaker oats and binda valley natural organic rolled oats, which are available in the Indian grocery store. For a change you can substitute regular rice idly with oats idli.

Oats Idli Recipe
oats idli ready to serve
Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time :  35 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : 6 - 7 Oats Idlis
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup thick rava / semolina
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/6" ginger, grated
  • Few chopped coriander leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required
For the tempering 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • 10 curry leaves
  • A pinch of cumin seeds / jeera
  • 3/4 tsp oil
Oats idli - step by step pictures

1.  Heat a pan and  roast the oats until crisp. Remove and allow it to cool. When it cools, blend it to a coarse powder.

2.  In the same pan, add the rava and roast till the raw smell goes. Allow it to cool.
roasted and ground to powder oats
3.  Combine together the  fresh green peas,  green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and  baking soda.

4.  In a small pan, make a tadka of mustard seeds, curry laves, hing and jeera. Pour this tadka over the green peas mixture and mix well.

5.  Now add rava, yogurt and salt to it. Add 1/4 cup of water and  make a thick idli batter.

6.  Mix very well and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes. Add some more water if required
rava added
7.  Now grease the idli  plate and pour 2 tbsps of batter in each mould. Cook the idlis in idly cooker  for about 10-12 minutes to make the soft idlis
steamed oats idli
8.  Serve the oats idli hot with chutney.
oats idli ready to serve


  1. very healthy and delicious idli...

  2. healthy breakfast, perfectly made. Nice presentation.

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  3. Oats Idli sounds yummy and healthy...

  4. Love this yummy and healthy idli dear. Looks absolutely delicious.

  5. Healthy and filling idlis. Wonderful breakfast.

  6. wow...very healthy n delicious idli...

  7. Idlys are always healthy .. this 1 is super healthy.. bookmarked :)

  8. They have come out so well..

  9. Idlies look good! Would be perfect with the coconut ginger chutney! :)

  10. I'm always looking out for recipes using Oats. Looks absolutely healthy. Will try for sure. Thanks Vidya.

  11. Lovely perfect healthy Idli ...


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