Oats idli recipe, Instant oats idli, Steamed oatmeal idli


About the recipe

An healthy and tasty savoury cake recipe made with powdered oats and yogurt. it is an urban fusion recipe made generally as breakfast recipe to those who cannot consume rice based idlis. it is very similar to rava idli in terms of texture and appearance and can be ideally served as it is without any side dish. idli recipes are very common across India and especially in southern India. due to its popularity, there has been a lot of variations and types of idli recipe which can be cherished for breakfast. one such fusion recipe is oats idli recipe made with powdered quick rolled oats, which can easily served with chutney and sambar.


Prep Time : 20 mins 

Cook Time :15 mins 

Total Time : 35 mins 


What Ingredients it Requires ?

Recipe card for instant oats idli:

Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)

  • 1 cup oats rolled oats
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 2 chilli finely chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ cup rava / semolina / suji coarse
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 7 cashew halves
  • ½ tsp eno fruit salt

How to prepare the recipe:

  • Firstly, in a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, ½ tsp cumin and few curry leaves.
  • also, add ½ tsp ginger paste and 2 chilly. saute slightly.
  • further, add 1 carrot and ¼ tsp turmeric and saute for 2 minutes.
  • now add ½ cup rava and roast on low flame until it turns aromatic.
  • add powdered oats and mix well.
  • transfer the mixture and allow to cool completely.
  • add in ½ cup curd and ½ cup water.
  • mix well making sure there are no lumps.
  • further add 2 tbsp coriander, ¾ tsp salt and ½ cup water.
  • mix well making sure to form an idli batter consistency.
  • rest for 20 minutes or until the rava absorbs water.
  • just before steaming add a ½ tsp eno (fruit salt) and mix well.
  • steam the oats idli for 15 minutes on medium flame.
  • finally, serve instant oats idli with coconut chutney and sambar.


Improve the Recipe with tips:

Firstly, avoid using Eno / soda if serving for kids. also, roast the oats and rava on medium flame, else the idli will turn sticky and hard. furthermore, you can also prepare the batter before in hand and store in a fridge. remember just before steaming add baking soda / Eno. finally, steam the instant oats idli on medium heat to get the soft idli.


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