Oats Idli Recipe, How to make Oats Idli | Oats Recipes
Recipe type: Side, Snack, Breakfast
RecipeCuisine: Indian, South Indian
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Simple oats idli recipe for a healthy breakfast or snack option for people from all age groups.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup idli boiled rice / short grained rice
  • ½ cup yellow split moong dal or urad dal
  • 1 cup oats (i used quaker)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seed
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ cup cooked rice
  • water as required
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Soak rice, moong dal, oats, fenugreek seed with enough water covering them for 6-7 hours or until they swell.
  2. Discard the excess water add the boiled rice and grind them to a smooth batter. Ensure the batter has to be thick not thin. So please don't add water while grinding the batter.
  3. Now remove or scrape the batter from the grinder and pour into a big vessel. Cover with a lid and allow the batter to ferment for 6-7 hrs or until its fermented.
  4. Remove how much batter you want in a different bowl. Keep the rest in the fridge and do not add salt for longer shelf life of batter. Mix salt and sugar only to the batter which you would use.
  5. Put 1-2 cups of water in your steamer and place it on high heat for 3-4 mins.
  6. Grease your idli moulds with oil. Pour the batter into the respective moulds. Place into a steamer, cooker or idli pan. Cover with their respective lid. Reduce the heat to medium.
  7. Cook for 5-6 mins on medium heat or until idlis are cooked. Insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean your idlis are done. Grease a pairing knife or a spatula and remove the idlis from the moulds.
  8. Serve your oats idlis piping hot with your favorite coconut chutney or sambar.
1. Using boiled rice in dosas or idlis helps in giving soft texture.
2. You could use urad dal instead of moong dal.
3. Please don't over-cook the idlis else it would become firm and difficult to eat.
4. Make idly fries with left-over idlis.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/oats-idli-recipe/