Mexican Oats Idli

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Idlis are south India's delight & are equally popular is rest of the part of India. Its traditionally accompanied with coconut chutney & Sambhar. But here I am giving it a twist & mixing South Indian with Mexican flavors..These mini idlis are light, healthy & full of flavors that you cant just have them enough. Making it healthy with oats & semolina & giving it a dash of wine for that Mexican taste...Follow the recipe below & just relish them at a great family brunch or a quick cozy dinner.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Idlis coarsly grinded, or oats for flat oats
  • 1/2 cup Semolina rava or sooji
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 1/2 cup Water if required
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds sarson
  • 3-4 leaves Curry
  • 2 tbsp Bengal Gram Splits chana daal bengal splits
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4-5 cashews roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 2 Tomato finely chopped or pureed, or sauce for mexican sauce big
  • 1/2 Capsicum log sliced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper log sliced
  • 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper log sliced
  • 1 Onion log sliced size
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2-3 leaves Basil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano dry
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine can use indian or international
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or serving extra virgin for serving
  • 1 tbsp Chilli flakes
  • to Koshar To Taste koshar taste


  • For idlis - Mix oats & Semolina together in a big bowl, add buttermilk, curd, water & baking soda, mix well into a thick batter. Let the mixture rest in sun or in a hot dry place for 15- 20 mins
  • Now in a tadka pan, heat olive oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cashew nuts, green chili & Bengal grams. Let them crackle, Then put it in the batter & mix well.
  • Now brush the mini idli molds with oil & steam the idlis for 15 mins or as per your idli maker.
  • For Mexican sauce- Heat oil, put garlic & saute for a min don't let it brown as we want to lock the flavor of garlic
  • Now add finely chopped onions & saute till soft but crunchy. Now add tomatoes with salt.
  • Let the tomatoes soften & turn into curry. Now add chili flakes to it & stir.
  • Now add bell peppers & capsicum & onion, we are adding it now because we don't want them to cook much for that crunchy texture.
  • Saute for 5-7 mins & add vinegar & wine raising the flame.
  • Now add basil leaves & add steamed idlis.
  • Garnish with oregano & extra virgin olive oil. Serve hot

Recipe Notes

  • You can use redimix idli batter
  • You can make it with any idli batter
  • You can avoide adding wine to it
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