Oats Idli Recipe

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How to make Oats Idli
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Oats Idli

Idli is one of the healthiest breakfast/snacks in the Indian cuisine. This traditional recipe uses the process of soaking, grinding and night long fermentation of rice and dal. However, there are many instant versions as well that are very easy to make and have tremendous nutritional value too. Oats Idli is one such instant idli recipe with high amounts of energy and carbohydrates that also tastes good. Adding vegetables of choice not only make it healthier but also adds to its aesthetics.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 192 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 100 grams Instant Oats (dry roasted and powdered)
  • 50 grams Rava
  • 75 grams Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Eno Fruit Salt
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • 2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 small Carrot (cubed and blanched)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Peas (boiled)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped finely)

For the tempering

  • 1 tablespoon Chana Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Urad Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 12 Curry Leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Oil as needed


  1. Whisk the curd to a smooth paste in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the salt, powdered oats, and rava.

  3. Add as much water as needed to make a medium consistency, lump-free batter.

  4. Let it stand for about 15 minutes.

  5. The batter will become a bit dry as both oats and rava absorb water.

  6. Add some more water to adjust consistency.

  7. Now, add carrots, peas, green chillies, coriander leaves.

  8. Prepare the tempering by heating up 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.

  9. Add the chana dal and urad dal.

  10. Let them fry till they get crunchy.

  11. Quickly add the mustard seeds, turmeric powder, and the curry leaves.
  12. Shut off the flame when the seeds splutter.

  13. Pour this tempering in the idli batter and whisk it well.

    Batter preparation for Oats Idli Recipe
  14. Fill the idli steamer with a glass of water and place it on full flame.

  15. Grease the idli molds lightly with a few drops of oil.

  16. To the batter, add the Eno fruit salt and give a quick whisk.

  17. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the batter in each idli mold.

    Steaming Oats Idli
  18. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes and remove when done.
  19. Let the idlis cool for a few minutes before gently de-molding them.
  20. The idlis will be soft at first but will firm up on cooling a little.
  21. Serve with coconut chutney
    Oats Idli Recipe

Recipe Notes

Add more vegetables of choice.


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