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December 14, 2008

Instant Oats Idli

I tried Usha's Instant Oats idli and it was a success. I will definitely make it again and again. Check out her recipe here.

Makes 12 idlis

This is what I used:
Instant oats-2 cups
Semolina(sooji/rava)-1 cup
Hing-a pinch
Coriander leaves-chopped 1 tsp
Yogurt-3 cups
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
Some water(if necessary)
Oil to grease the idli plates

Dry roast oats for a minute and set aside.
Dry roast semolina for 3-4 minutes and set aside.
Grind the oats to a fine powder.
Mix oats powder with rest of the ingredients and make a batter.
Add some water if necessary. The batter should be very thick. Not like idli batter. It should be somewhat like cookie batter.
Grease the idli plates with little oil.
Pour the batter on idli plates with a laddle.
Steam for 10 minutes.
Cool for a couple of minutes.
Check if the idlis are cooked. If not, steam for 1 or 2 minutes.
Serve hot with sambar or chutney.

Usha says, once the oats powder and rava are mixed with yogurt, the batter should be used immediately for best results.

I did not season the batter as I wanted the idlis to taste like regular ones.


  1. These looks sooo good. Had no clue that u could make idlis with oats. & ur chutney ( That is chutney I supposed) looks absolutely gorgeous too.

  2. i saw this usha blog and wanted to make it too..will make it now..nice tempting picture..

  3. This one should be great instant idlis recipe...Love with red chutney!

  4. Kanna,
    Pic looks tempting as usual,what a way to use Oats.Nice entry and healthy too.

  5. Hi Mahimaa....oats idli looks great...I had looked at this recipe in Usha's blog and wanted to try this sometime...will definitely try it soon!

  6. Lovely Mahima. too had bookmarked Usha's recipe,but I am yet to make it.Looking at yours I am doubly tempted.Lovely and healthy.

  7. YOu ahve given a new idea for using Oats Mahimaa. Micew idea when we tun out of idli bater for breakfast.

  8. Completely new recipe. Gr8 and yummy idli's.

  9. Had seen this recipe from Usha's blog too, and have been wanting to make it... This is such a wholesome meal right? Very nice pics... the idlis looks soft and great.

  10. mmm...this sounds cool too,..;-)

  11. WOw instant oats idli, healthy breakfast Mahi..for ur q'n regarding the buttermilk rasam,if u add lemon juice to milk they will turn curdled,adding lemon juice to buttermilk wont makes them curdle,u can also add them finally too..

  12. Wow they looks so flyffy and yummy.

  13. hv made oats idli and posted them.....but in a different way.....ur looking perfect..yummy

  14. I liked what I saw on Usha's blog and it's just as good here too... :) Got to try this soon.

  15. Your idlis have turned out perfect, Mahimaa, I am so glad you tried and liked this...the chutney looks yum!

  16. Oats idli sooper a iruku.I've included oats in my grocery list.try panitu solren!

  17. Wow, the idlis along with the chutney look so inviting. They look so soft and fluffy....

  18. This is so good. Nice recipe. Sound so healthy too, Will try it soon.

  19. This is quick and healthy version of idli....

  20. hey supera iruke :)iniku nite dinner ithu thaan :)tempted me really :)

  21. I tried this and was a instant hit with everyone..from my 2 yr old niece to the adults who dont eat oats nor health nuts. very different taste..keep this going with easy n interesting recipes..

  22. I tried the oats idli and it came out so well. I used the steel-cut kind. And it tastes very good too. Very healthy! Hope to try another mouth-watering recipe of yours soon.


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