Oats idli


Oats idli

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Oats idlis are not only healthy and tasty, but can be made  instantly as they require no fermentation with just oats, semolina, curd and some herbs and spices to add the extra flavour.  The beta glucagon in Oats helps in managing both blood sugar and cholesterol levels, so this recipe is great for Diabetics and anyone with elevated cholesterol levels. Serve these idlis with any home made chutneys or sambhar.


  • Oats – 100g
  • Rava – 50g
  • Curd – 200g
  • Chana daal – 50g
  • Cashew nuts-20g
  • Curry leaves- 8-10pcs
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1tsp finely chopped
  • Green chili – 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Baking soda-1 tsp. or eno powder 2tsp
  • Oil – 1tsp


  1.  Dry roast oats and rava in a pan till they turn golden brown.
  2. Add curd to this mixture in a bowl.
  3.  Add salt to taste.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard seed till they splutter, add curry leaves, hing, chana daal and cashew nuts.
  5. Saute till golden brown.
  6.  Add this tadka to oats and rava mixture.
  7.  Add chopped ginger and chilli.
  8. Add baking soda or eno (i use eno) and oil to the batter.
  9.  If required add water to get the consistency of idli batter.
  10.  Fill the greased plates with batter.
  11. When the water in the idli cooker began to boil place the idli stand inside it and steam for around 14-15mins.
  12.  Allow them to cool down. Remove from the plates with the help of greased spoon.
  13. Sprinkle chilli powder on top of the idlis.
  14.  Serve them hot with chutney and sambhar.
  15.  Sprinkle chili powder on top of the idlis.
  16.  Serve it with coconut chutney and sambhar.


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 248Kcal
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 11g

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