Thursday, 17 July 2014

Healthy Oats Idli/ Instant Oats idli/ Healthy & Quick Breakfast Oats Idli

Oats Idli is an instant, yummy and healthy breakfast dish. Research studies have proved that including oats in our regular diet provides us with many health benefits. Oats are high in fiber and help to reduce cholesterol. It is also considered to be beneficial for diabetic patients and people who want to reduce weight. How can one reduce weight by including oats in their diet? The answer is simple-Since oats is rich in dietary fiber, it helps to keep you full for a longer time, so reduces your cravings and prevents you from binging on other unhealthy food stuff, thereby helps in weight loss also. one cup of oats contains approximately 607 calories. Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal is a source of fiber. That means when you eat oats for breakfast, you're going to feel full for a long time. Oats can shield your skin. Oats support healthy digestion. Oats are diabetes-friendly. Oats may help reduce cholesterol. Oats Idli is an instant, yummy and healthy breakfast dish. Oats Idli is very instant and at the same time it is very healthy compared to our conventional Idli. Oats Idli are great even for kids lunch box, or for office lunch box.
  • Oats -3/4 cup
  • Rava/ Sooji - 1/2 cup
  • Curd - 1 cup Baking soda - little less than 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • For the seasoning:
  • Oil -2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds -3/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - a generous pinch, optional
  • Whole black pepper (crushed) -1/4 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Carrot -1 grated
  • Coriander leaves -little (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few leaves
  • Baking soda or baking powder
  • Dry roast oats till it becomes slightly hot to touch. Powder it and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast rava also till it becomes slightly hot.
Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the rest of the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Fry till the raw smell of the carrot goes.
In a bowl, mix powdered oats, rava, curd, salt, baking soda, the seasoning and needed water to make a batter similar to idli batter. Let it sit for 15 minutes. (The batter should neither be thick nor thin but should be of dripping consistency.)
Bring water to boil, grease idli moulds with oil and pour a small ladle of batter into the idly mould. Steam for 15-20 minutes and serve hot with any chutney or sambar of your choice.
  • You can add vegetables of your choice - capsicum, cabbage, peas etc.
  • Addition of toasted cashew nuts gives a richer taste.
  • Addition of Eno Salt or Cooking soda yields fluffy idlis.
  • Buttermilk can be substituted for water while preparing batter.

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  1. Lovely recipe, love anything with oats!

  2. Healthy and nutritious idly recipe ...... Yummm!!!

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    1. Ya dear its really so yummy.. thnku dear for the comment....

  4. Sounds lovely! I haven't tried this as yet..this would be such a healthy start to the day!

  5. Thank u dear for a lovely comment, im glad that u liked it.. :)