Instant oats idli

by - December 10, 2012

                 Oats is a healthy cereal with lots of health benefits which contains significant source of dietary fiber.  The fiber found in oats is beta-glucans, which is proven effective in lowering blood cholesterol and helps in weight loss too.  Oats is not only for breakfast and can be used in many foods like soups, casseroles, baking..etc.. Here the recipe has been customized to South Indian style and I thanks Padha of Padhus Kitchen for this recipe.

Total time: 45 minutes.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes 12 idlies
Recipe sources: Padhus Kitchen


3/4 cup oats ( I used old fashioned rolled oats)
1/2 cup rawa/ sooji
1 cup of curd
1/4 tsp + a pinch of baking soda
Salt as required
Water as required

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp urad dal
Cashew as required (optional)
2 green chillies, chopped or to taste
1 carrot, finely shredded
Required curry leaves & cilantro


  • Dry roast both oats and rawa separately  for 3~4 minutes in medium heat.  Allow it to cool and grind oats into fine powder.
  • In oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, Allow it to splutter and add remaining ingredients and fry till raw smell disappear from carrot.
  • In a mixing bowl, add roasted oats, rawa, baking soda, and curd. Mix it.  Then add seasoning and mix it well.
  • Add required amount of water to idly batter consistency and rest it for 15 minutes.
  • Bring water to boil in idli pan,  meanwhile grease the mould with little oil or ghee and pour ladle full of  batter in each bowl and steam it for 20 minutes in medium heat. Turn off the heat and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Cool the idly plate and take the idli from the mould and serve with any chutney and sambar.

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  1. Wow I never heard of such reciepe using oats will try for sure.

  2. Healthy to have this with hot sambar...

  3. Idlis look very soft and delicious.

  4. Yummy and tempting healthy breakfast...

  5. Oats idli is healthy in addition to that u've added carrot..Super..Very healthy n wud be a filling breakfast/dinner.

  6. Such a delicious and healthy idli!!! wow!!! am bookmarking!!!
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  7. Healthy and delicious idlis...I too posted an oats recipe today

  8. Idlis look so soft and loved the filling

  9. Wat a healthy,super filling and satisfying breakfast,love it.

  10. Kalakkipotinga Saras... very useful recipe..

  11. OMG...I'm craving for idli now....:)

  12. I really like these masala idli's, they look so soft too!

  13. pictures are very beautiful.n dish looks simply superb...I know this tastes awesum...
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  14. This looks really delicious! I've never made anything like this before so it would be a fun adventure in the kitchen :)

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  15. Wow !Nice clicks. Very healthy idli.

  16. Super delicious breakfast.healthy too.


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