Aval Oats Idli

Aval Oats Idli

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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A healthy breakfast recipe made oats and aval. This is served with chutney and sambar.


  • Parboiled (idli) Rice – 2 cups

  • Urad dhal – ½ cup

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon

  • Oats – ½ cup

  • Aval (Poha) – ½ cup

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak rice and urad dhal separately for 5 to 6 hours. Fenugreek seeds can be added along with urad dhal.
  • Soak oats and aval together half-an-hour to one hour before grinding.
  • You can use mixie for grinding. Grind urad dhal and fenugreek to a soft paste. Then grind rice, oats and aval together to a coarse paste.
  • Mix all the paste together with salt and keep it overnight or atleast 8 hours for fermentation.
  • Then make idli as usual.



  1. சாருஸ்ரீராஜ்

    healthy idli . photo tempts to eat…

  2. Hi சாருஸ்ரீராஜ்,

    Thank you. One way of adding oats to our diet.

  3. Hi,Iam a regular follower of thisblog…nice work and excellent recipes..

  4. Thank you Subha.

  5. Hi Kamala.. I tried this Idli and it turned out to be super soft.. Me & my husband loved it.. Thanks much to the healthy recipe..

  6. Hi Maithireyi,

    Thank you for your feed back.

  7. Dear Kamala,

    very wonderful idlies. the 'adi maavu' also made nice crispy dosais. this recipe will be a keeper at our home. thank you!

  8. Thank you Latha.

  9. Can grinder be used for grinding ? Will it come out well ? I have tried to add oats to idli measures. Idli is out of shape if it is ground using grinder

  10. chithra sundar

    Very nice I will try all oats receipe I am diabetic thank you

  11. Thanks for wonderful recipe.. I tried it out and it came out pretty good..

  12. is there any way of printing out the recipes? or sharing them? my kid lives in nyc and can do with these amazing recipes

  13. Since we are grinding and fermenting the oats, can we use old fashioned rolled oats? It’s more nutritious than instant oats. Thank you for such healthy recipes!

    Do you know if its ok to add Eno to serve idli to 7 month baby?

    • Hi Alesha,

      You can use old fashioned rolled oats too. For 7 months baby, I do not recommend any chemicals like eno etc. You can go for plain idli or without adding cooking soda or eno.

  14. I tried this idli and came out well. My husband liked this. Thank u for ur recipe and I m going to try all the idli recipes one by one.

  15. Hi Kamala,
    Can you please specify what type of oats are you using in all these breakfast recipes?
    Is it rolled oats, instant/quick cooking oats?

  16. Hi Kamala,
    Can I use idli rava 2 cups instead of idli rice?

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