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Instant Oats Idli

4.30 from 6 votes

Break fast is the most important past of the meal, and it’s believed that eating a healthy, heavy and balanced breakfast is very important. Oats is one of the best choice for break fast to kick start your day in a healthy way. If you are some one like me who finds it boring to eat oats porridge, then our Indian-ized oatmeal avatars like oats upma, oats dosa, oats idli, oats pongal, oats bisi bele bath, … will excite you.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast
Servings 3


  • Oats – 1 1/2 cups
  • Upma Rava/Sooji – 1/2 cup
  • Curd yougurt – 2 1/2 cups
  • Carrots – 1 grated
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Eno salt/Fruit Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Salt
  • For Tempering- Oil/ghee – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig chopped
  • Asafoetida/hing – 1 pinch
  • Green chilies – 2 nos finely chopped
  • Channa dal/Bengal Gram – 1 tbspn
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nuts broken


  • Heat oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds and as they begin to splutter, add channa dal and let the dal turn golden brown. Add chopped green chilies, curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast the oats till fragrant and slightly golden. Grind to a fine powder, consistency of rava.
  • In the same pan, dry roast rava until it changes it’s color to light brown.
  • In a wide pan, add oats powder and roasted rava. Add tempered ingredients, grated carrots and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Add curds, salt, and mix well. Add just enough water(if required) to make it to a thick batter. The consistency should be slightly loose than a idli batter. Set it aside for 10-15 mins. Next add eno salt and mix again.
  • Grease idli plates with oil and pour the batter into each depression of the idli plate.
  • Steam for 13-15 minutes. Serve warm with chutney of your choice.
  • Serve it with spicy onion-tomato chutney

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4.30 from 6 votes

Jyothi Rajesh
Jyothi Rajesh

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  1. 5 stars
    Your recipe was shortlisted for Tecnora healthy breakfast recipe contest and here is Chef Reetu’s feedback -Nothing can beat the idlis but impressive use of oats in its preparation is simply fantastic.

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