Monday, May 11, 2015

Cracked Wheat Oats Idli-Wheat Rava Vegetable Oats Idli Recipe-Instant Samba Godhumai Rava Idli

Idli is one of my favorite breakfast. This idli with cracked wheat rava, oats and carrot is very nutritious and is loaded with fiber. It makes a filling breakfast or dinner. Today we will learn how to make broken wheat rava oats idli following this easy recipe. 

Cracked Wheat Oats Idli

Cracked Wheat Oats Idli

Cracked Wheat Oats Idli

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 5 Idlis
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner-Idli
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Oats -1/2 cup (quick cooking oats)
   Samba Ravai/cracked wheat -1/2 cup
   Sour Curd -1/2 cup

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
   Baking soda/cooking soda - 1/4 tsp (optional)
   Salt needed
   Water as needed

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Bengal gram/channa dal - 3/4 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig (tender ones)
   Green chillies - 1-2
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Carrot - 1/4 cup grated


Dry roast oats on medium heat until it is hot to touch. Leave it to cool and then powder it. Dry roast cracked wheat rava (samba godhumai ravai) for 2-3 minutes on low heat and leave it to cool.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add channa dal and urad dal.

When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and grated carrot. Saute for a few seconds and remove from heat. Leave it to cool.


In a bowl, mix together, powdered oats, cracked wheat, chopped coriander leaves and the seasoning with the carrots.

Add plain yogurt or curd and salt needed. Mix everything together.

Instant Samba Godhumai Rava oats Idli

Add water to get an idly batter consistency (neither too thick not too thin). Let it sit for 20-30 minutes. If needed add more water after 30 minutes to get the idly batter consistency.

Add baking soda and mix well. This is optional.

Wheat Rava Vegetable Oats Idli Recipe

Bring water to boil in an idli pan and pour a small ladle of batter in the greased idli moulds. Steam cook for 25 minutes or until the idli is cooked. This idly will take longer time to get cooked than the regular idlis.

Once done, remove the idlis from the mould and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

Note - Baking soda is not necessary if you ferment it for 30 minutes. Only if you want to make instant idlis, you need to add baking soda.

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  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog which are very easy to follow. I have enjoyed going through your blogs about various recipes and have really liked your presentation style. Kudos to you and once again thanks for the wonderful spread of recipes.

  2. Good one!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Nice one I love preparing dishes with wheat rava

  4. Thanks for a really delicious and healthy recipe.
    I tried a few days back but the idlis came out really soggy though I steamed it for 25-30 min. They tasted really good anyway. Hope to get it better next time..:)

    1. I assume that the water kept for steaming would have made the idlis soggy. Keep the heat on medium when steaming this idli. Keep the idli pan only after the water comes to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium.

  5. Thank you so much.
    U solved a major issue... I am not allowed bakimg soda or eno or fruit salt...all receipes asked me to use one for rava idli...thnks


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