Oats Rava Idli- Instant idli again..

I have seen this particular variety of idli in several blogs and always wanted to try the addition of oats, though I was apprehensive about how it would taste. Well, I tried it this weekend. This is an ideal recipe if you are really hungry and too lazy to cook something. Yes, it was something like that for me last weekend!!!It hardly takes a couple of minutes and then you dont have to be in the kitchen throughout. What you have to do is make the batter and just relax and watch tv or read a book and then pour the batter in the moulds to steam them and relax again. Doesn’t it sound simple,fun and interesting!!!Thats what I did!! If you are up to it, make a chutney. If not , just serve with some pickle. Believe me, it tastes just delicious!!

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Oats Rava Idli- Instant idli again.. Yum

  1. Roast the rava till you get a nice aroma of it. Add the oats and saute for few more minutes. Be careful not to burn the oats. Now add the yogurt. Mix well. Leave this for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, asafoetida ,green chillies and curry leaves. Add the seasoning to the batter followed by soda, salt and coriander leaves.Add more curd or water if the batter is too thick. Consistency should be that of a normal idli batter.
  3. Pour the batter in idli moulds and steam them for around 15-20 minutes.
  4. Then remove from moulds after it cools down a bit.
  5. Serve with chutney.
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  1. Shama Nagarajan

    lovely idli..i made this last week…have posted it 2 posts back

  2. Pari Vasisht

    I had read this idli at shama’s blog and now ur’s . Want to give it a try. Urs look nice dear.

  3. So soft those idelis are looking.

  4. Very nice , Never thought this way .. Wats tat side dish ? it looks superb 🙂 Its there in ur archive ?

  5. Sowmya Madhavan

    @chitra- As I said I was too lazy to make something.. we had them with priya’s gongura chutney…

  6. looks soo yummy and healthy idlies..

  7. ummm healthy and yummy,..will try this soon,..

  8. Idlis look spongy… Adding oats sure makes it more healthy.

  9. So easy and delicious recipe…

  10. Quick and healthy idlies…thanx for sharing

  11. wow … this is soo healthy ..

  12. healthy idli.. never in=magined of idli with oats…

  13. I’m all for instant idlis & dosas.

  14. I ve seen this combo a lot but not tried yet! They look soft!

  15. I read oats idli -instant in Vibhaas space, then in Shama’s and now yours. They look so good. Tempted to try out. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Yummy & healthy idli.

  17. amazing idea!! what healthy and quick recipe…bookmarked!!

  18. looks so simple and healthy Sowmya!! as you said this recipe is perfect for a lazy person like me 🙂

  19. oats & rava, I should try too; yours look nice spongy and soft; must be great with pickles!!

  20. I’m big fan of instant idlis….looks really soft….

  21. Malar Gandhi

    I always wonder what to do with oats, this is such a lovely idea.

  22. Wow…that’s an yummy idli…looks fluffy…..

  23. Taste of Mysore

    after sevai and rava..oats and rava looks like a tempting combination.. I will surely try it.

  24. Yummy and healthy idli, looks delicious.


    I too had a thought to try out oats idlies! Always instant is preferable for me as I ddecide in last minute 😉

  26. Must try it soon..love cooking with oats 😀

  27. Healthy oats idly! Do drop by http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

  28. kitchen queen

    Never heard of this , but the idlis look perfect and inviting and worth trying.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  29. Idlis look tempting Sowmya!! Both me n DH are not great fans of idli, but this kinda healthy quick fix is sure to find a place in my plate..So have bookmarked yours! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  30. This is indeed a healthy version of otherwise not so healthy rava idli. The picture looks very tempting. Nice photograph. If you have a chance,stop by my blog!! Chao!!

  31. Mahimaa's kitchen

    looks very soft and fluffy.

  32. Healthy & yummy idly,came out perfect


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