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Oats Idli

This flavored idli is made with cooking oats and garnished with spices and pepper.

Oats Idli

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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This flavored idli is made with cooking oats and garnished with spices and pepper.


  • Quick cooking Oats – One and half cups

  • Rawa – 1 cup

  • Curd – 2 cups

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Eno Fruit Salt (Regular) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 4 to 5 teaspoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Pepper and Jeera – Crushed coarsely 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies – 2 to 3

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece chopped finely

  • Cashew nuts – few (Optional)


  • In a thick bottomed pan, add the oil and when it is hot add mustard, urad dhal, bengal gram dhal, pepper and jeera, green chillies and chopped ginger. Fry till the dhals become light brown.
  • Then add oats and rawa to the seasoning and fry for few seconds or till it is hot to touch (Need not fry for a long time).
  • Cool it and add salt.
  • Add beaten curd and soak for only 5 to ten minutes.
  • Add the fruit salt on top of the idli batter and pour one tablespoon water on the fruit salt. Then mix well. If necessary add little water and make the batter like idli batter.
  • Pour water in the idli cooker and bring to boil. Grease idli plate and pour the idli batter and steam cook it for 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure the water boils well before keeping the idli stand in the idli cooker.


  • Before pouring the batter in the idli plate, you can sprinkle little carrot gratings / tomato cut into small stripes in the idli plate and then pour the batter over it. You will get colourful idli.
  • Also you can add a cup of cut vegetables like green peas, carrot, cauliflower to the batter and make vegetable idli also.
  • If you are using whole oats, then just grind to a coarse powder like rawa and then add it.
  • If you do not have Fruit Salt, then add a pinch of cooking soda.
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