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How to make instant Oats Idli

July 27, 2020 20:58 IST
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Manasi Sadarangani shares a quick recipe.

Oats Idli with chutney

IMAGE: Oats Idli. Photograph: Kind courtesy Manasi Sadarangani

Most of us make idlis from rice and ,em>urad dal batter. But what if you don't have the time to soak rice overnight?

You can simply replace rice with oats and add some veggies too.

Here's the recipe for instant Oats Idli.


  • 1 large cup rava
  • 1 large cup oats (finely blend)
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 small cup of curd
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as per requirement
  • Chopped cashew (optional)


  • In a large bowl, mix rava and oats with little water.
  • Add grated carrot and capsicum.
  • Add salt, pepper, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander leaves and chillies.
  • Mix well and add curd. Stir well to avoid lumps.

For tempering

  • Heat oil in a pan on a low flame.
  • Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.
  • Saute till mustard seeds crackle and both urad dal and chana dal turn golden.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida.

To make idlis

  • Add tempered ingredients to the idli batter and adjust water to pouring consistency.
  • Cover and allow the batter to rest for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Grease the idli moulds with oil, ghee or butter.
  • Heat some water in the steamer.
  • Add 1 tsp Eno or fruit soda in the idli batter. Stir well so that the texture of idli will be fluffy and soft.
  • Pour batter in the greased idli moulds and place them in the idli steamer.
  • Cover and steam cook for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Insert a fork or a toothpick to check if they are cooked well.
  • Let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before you remove them.
  • Serve with coconut chutney.

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