Instant Oats Idly

The Oat is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed. Oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats. Oats are considered as healthiest grains on Earth. They are Gluten-free whole grains and a great source of fiber, protein, vitamin  B, carbohydrates and several dietary minerals.

As we are doing Whole Grain recipes for this week,  today's dish is with Oats. Instant Oats Idly, healthy and delicious dish to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great way to feed your kids and family. This recipe goes to the 2nd day of week 4, BM 77, under the theme " Recipes with whole grains".


Quaker Oats 1 cup
Sooji / Wheat rava 1/2 cup
Curd 1/2 cup
Grated carrots 1/2 cup ( optional)
Peas 1/4 cup ( optional)
Chopped green chili 1 spoon
Chopped cilantro / coriander leaves 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Eno fruit salt 1/2 spoon
Water as required

For Tempering:

Curry leaves 5
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Chana dal 1 spoon
Chopped ginger 1/2 spoon
Oil 2 spoons


Dry roast quaker oats, transfer to a bowl to cool down to make fine powder.
In the same pan add oil, once the oil is hot add  mustard, cumin seeds,chana dal and curry leaves.
Also add green chilies and chopped ginger
Saute for few seconds and add grated carrots and peas. 
Saute for a minute and add sooji / wheat rava.
Cook till the rava turns light brown.
Now transfer to a large mixing bowl and add powdered oats.
Also add chopped cilantro, curd and salt to taste.
Add required water to make a regular idly batter consistency.
Rest aside for 5 minutes.
Now add more water if the batter thickens.
Add eno fruit salt and mix well.
Grease the idly plates and pour the batter.
Cook / Steam the idly as regular idlies. 
It may take 4-5 minutes more than the regular idlies.
Serve hot with any chutney or spice powder.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 77.


vaishali sabnani said...

The oats idli looks wonderful , and such a healthy one .

Jyoti Babel said...

Idlis itself are very healthy.. Using oats is a great idea

Harini R said...

A healthy idli for sure.

Priya Suresh said...

How fluffy those oats idlies looks, thats a fabulous platter. Inviting dish.

Sharmila kingsly said...

So Soft and spongy idli!! Love this healthy version!!

Chef Mireille said...

looks so nicely soft and fluffy

Srividhya said...

A healthy idli with oats.

cookingwithsapana said...

Love the healthy and quicker version of idli.