Oats idlis are a healthy alternative to normal idlis. This is an instant preparation. It tastes almost like rava idli. Tasty healthy idlis in minutes.

Oats- 1 cup
Rava/semolina- 1 cup
Curd/ yogurt- ½ cup
Asafetida/ Hing - pinch
Baking soda/ Eno – ½ teaspoon
Carrot, grated- ¼ cup
Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 tablespoons
Salt- to taste
Almonds- 6

To temper:
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal- ½  teaspoon
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

  • Roast the oats till the roasted smell arises and powder in a blender.
  • Roast the semolina also till you get the roasted smell.
  • In a pan add the oil and almonds. Roast and remove from oil.
  • In that same oil add the mustard seeds and urad dhal. Then add the curry leaves & carrot. Sauté for a minute then add coriander leaves and switch off the gas.
  • In a deep bowl add oats powder, rava, tempered spices, curd, asafetida, soda, salt and mix well. Add enough water to make a thick batter (idli batter consistency)
  • Allow to rest the batter for 15-20 minutes.
  • Grease the idli plates and keep the almonds. Then pour the batter
  • Steam it for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and remove the idlis from plates.
  • Makes approximately 12 idlis.