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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Instant Oats Idli-Oats Idli Recipe-Indian Oats Recipes

Oats provides us with a wide range of health benefits. Oats are a storehouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Even research studies have proved that including oats in our regular diet provides us with many health benefits. Oats are high in fiber and help to reduce cholesterol. It is also considered to be beneficial for diabetic patients and people who want to reduce weight. How can one reduce weight by including oats in their diet? The answer is simple-Since oats is rich in dietary fiber, it helps to keep you full for a longer time, so reduces your cravings and prevents you from binging on other unhealthy food stuff, thereby helps in weight loss also. Oats Idli is another way to include oats in our diet as some people may find drinking oats porridge everyday boring (well, I am not in that list as I love my oats porridge with dates very much) This is an instant oats recipe which I have prepared in the same method as my rava idli recipe but with the goodness of oats. Today let us learn how to prepare oats idli following our easy oats idly recipe.

Instant Oats Idli

Instant Oats Idli

Instant Oats Idli

 Prep Time : 05 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 6-7 Idlis
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Oats -3/4 cup (before powdering)
   Rava/Sooji - 1/2 cup
   Curd - 1 cup
   Baking soda - little less than 1/2 tsp
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Jeera/cumin seeds -3/4 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Hing - a generous pinch
   Whole black pepper (crushed) -1/4 tsp
   Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
   Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
   Carrot -1 grated
   Coriander leaves -little (finely chopped)
   Curry leaves -few


Dry roast oats until it is slightly hot to touch.Powder it and keep it aside.

Dry roast rava also until it is slightly hot to touch.

How to make Instant oats idli

Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the rest of the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Cook until the raw smell of the carrot goes.

In a bowl, mix together powdered oats, rava, curd, salt, baking soda, the seasoning and needed water to make a batter similar to idli batter.Let it sit for 15 minutes.(The batter should neither be thick nor thin but should be of dropping consistency.)

Bring water to boil, grease the idli moulds with oil and pour a ladle of batter into the idly mould.

Steam for 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked. After it cools slightly, remove the idli from the mould and serve hot with any chutney or sambar of your choice.

Note -Oats idli tastes best when it is hot.

Indian Oats Recipes- Ways to include oats in your diet

Oats Porridge recipe

Oats with banana

Instant Oats dosa

Oats upma

Eggless Oats Cookies

Instant Oats Dosa 

Few more ideas to include oats in your diet
  • Oats can soaked for 10 minutes, ground to a paste and can be mixed with our regular dosa batter to make delicious dosas.

  • It can be used to thicken soups. Just add a tbsp of powdered oats to your regular soup and cook for a few minutes.

  • Cooked Oats can be combined with fruits and milk to make delicious milkshakes.

  • It can also be used in muffins, buns and bread.

  • Oats can be substituted or can be added to many Indian recipes/dishes like Kheer, soup, sweet pongal, kara pongal, adai, kozhukattai etc.

  • Try Oats curd, oats bisibelabath, lemon oats, oat puli upma, tomato oats, khichdi etc-(Same way as you prepare lemon rice, curd rice, tamarind rice, bisibelabath, tomato rice etc)

  • A little powdered oats can be added to roti dough to make delicious and nutritious rotis/chapatis.

  • It can be used as a filling for sandwich.

  • The list is endless. Use your imagination and try out various recipes with oats and enjoy it health benefits.
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  1. these are often made in our house for breakfast. healthy and yum!

  2. How do you come up with all these innovative recipes? Seriously! My hubby & bro would love to have this for breakfast.. they are fitness freaks :)

  3. Idlis looks super yum and very healthy too..:))

  4. Healthy and delicious idlis. Would love to have a few with sambar :-)

  5. Healthy n delicious idlis so cute presentation...

  6. awesome idlis..healthy one too

  7. Nice recipe...must try this...looks healthy and delicious.

  8. Healthy and delicious idlis. Love that they look so plump.

  9. Healthy healthy healthy....what else should I say... :)

  10. Quick, Healthy and a Filling Breakfast!!!

  11. Gonna try your recipe today...thanks for di awesome idea...Rav

  12. Tried your recipe and it turn out well..Thanks for the recipe dear..


  13. Hi Padhu, Just now posted this recipe in my blog..Check it out and thanks for the same..

  14. Is the 3/4 cups oats measurement after grinding or before? Do we take 3/'4 cup powdered oats or whole oats?

    1. 3/4 cup oats before roasting and powdering. So take 3/4 cup oats (not powdered oats). You can use any quick cooking oats like quaker or saffola etc

  15. Thanks will try it out. But most recipes for oats idli talk about not waiting after adding soda and streaming right away? Wondering if this would make a big difference?

  16. Tried today and came out really well. Thanks for the recipe. I didn't powder oats or add soda though.

  17. Hi Dear ❤️๐ŸŒนcan we make Dhoklas from oats
    Can u pls share the recipe.
    Big fan of ur Cookin have tried plenty recipes
    From ur site and have gained praises ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘
    Thanks for sharin ur healthy recipes
    God Bless๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
    Love u❤️๐ŸŒน

  18. What can be substituted for bsking soda ?ice and to give these tummies to my 11 month daughter

    1. Check the link below for baking soda substitutes.

  19. I am a great fan of your website. You explain everything so simple and lucid. It's just been two and a half years since I started cooking and your website is a great guide. Hats off.

  20. Thanks for the wonderful tips on including oats in the diet .. Its really useful..

  21. Hi Padhu, I'm a great fan of your cooking. Each time I would like to cook something traditionally Indian I will look up your site. Your oats idli looks delicious and am going to try it. If I want about 12 idlis can I just double this recipe?

  22. Thank you so much for liking my website and recipes. If you want 12 idlis, double the recipe as this recipe yields 6-7 idlis.

  23. Thanks a lot all therecipesare good as u said we should use our imagination and try it's nice suggestion thanks onceagain

  24. Oats idli is yummy yummy... great dinner me and my hubby had today...

  25. Wonderful it is...i tried it today wid some changes lyk eno instead of baking powder and add some sugar in batter and all loved it..keep posting dear

  26. Thanks for the wonderful recipe,but my idlis were not fluffy,the quantities were all perfect but do you think the curds could have been too creamy its from full cream


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