I have been exploring ways to introduce oats in any shape or form, when I came across sailajakitchen.com. Needless to say I got the idea of using oats in idli from there. I have tweaked the recipe a little to suit our taste. 

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 3/4 cup
Wheat rava (fine) 1/2 cup
Curd 1 cup
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Carrots grated 2 Tbsp
Green chillies 1-2 (as per taste)
Salt as per taste
Seasoning (Oil, Chana dal, Urad dal , mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves, Asafoetida (Hing))

Method Of Preparation - 

Grind Rolled oats to a coarse powder and also give the wheat rava also a grind so they mix together well.

In a heated skillet, add oil and the seasoning and after the mustard seeds spluttters, add the grated carrot and finely chopped green chillies.

After the carrots are sauteed, add the oat-wheat rava powder and fry until the powder changes to a light brown color.

Switch off the flame and in a mixing bowl, transfer the contents of the skillet and let it cool.

After a few minutes (5-6 min) add the baking soda and mix well. Then add curd and water and mix well to make a batter (like idli batter).

Leave the batter aside for 10 min.

Grease the idli plates and put a ladle-ful batter into each of the moulds and steam them for 15-20 min.

Check to see if the idlis have cooked well. The idlis shouldn't stick to the spoon. If it feels a little sticky, steam it again for 5-10 min.

Upon cooling a little, take them out and enjoy with chutney of your choice. We enjoyed with peanut chutney!

Makes approx. 8 Idlis

Preparation Time  30 min
Posted by Harini on Tuesday, April 6, 2010


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Wat a healthy idli, best breakfast to start a day..

  3. Jaya Says:
  4. Very true Priya.

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