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
Coriander leaves-chopped 1 tsp
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.