February 12, 2015

Oats idli recipe - how to make oats idli - oats recipes - breakfast recipes

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 in a serving plate

Preparation time  20 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Makes  6 - 7   idlis


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
pinch of turmeric powder
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
pinch of asafoetida / hing
10 curry leaves
pinch of cumin seeds / jeera
3/4 tsp oil

Oats idli recipe with step by step pictures
  • Heat a pan and  roast the oats until crisp. Remove and allow it to cool. When it cools, blend it to a coarse powder.
  • In the same pan, add the rava and roast till the raw smell goes. Allow it to cool.
roasted and ground to powder oats
  • Combine together the  fresh green peas,  green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and  baking soda.
  • 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.
  • Now add rava, yogurt and salt to it. Add 1/4 cup of water and  make a thick idli batter.
  • Mix very well and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes. (add some more water if required)
rava added
  • 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
  • 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 ...

  12. Healthy and delicious..... :)


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