Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oats Idli

"Oats Idli"
"Oats Idli" is a very healthy, quick and easy breakfast dish. Its easy to prepare and the ingredients used are easily available at our homes.Oats are these days becoming a very common breakfast option and I love it .
Earlier I used to have it mostly in the form of porridge which is mostly sweet, and then i started using these to make Oats Pancakes (Cheela) which is now a regular in our breakfast menu and   now with Oats Idli, at we can have oats for breakfast twice a week.Thes oats recipes require powdered oats so these days I make a batch of dry roasted oats powder and store it in an airtight containers, this comes really handy and saves on time too.
I am sharing the basic recipe for Instant Oats Idli which can be prepared in a jiffy and serves as a great tiffin option for kids too. However I am trying out some more options of Oats and hope to share them soon.


Ingredients

Oata - 1 cup
Rava - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Water - 1 cup
Eno (Fruit salt) - 1/2  teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil to grease the idli plates.

Method

Keep aside 1tablespoon of oats and dry roast the remaining oats until it gets a slight golden colour (approximately 2-3 minutes), let it cool and then grind it to a powder.
Dry roast the Rava until it starts releasing its aroma (2- 3 minutes approximately), let this cool.




Mix the roasted powdered oats and rava in a mixing bowl and 1 tablespoon of oats that we had kept aside along with baking soda and salt. Add curd mix and add the water and mix well to form a batter. keep aside for 8-10 minutes.





Grease the idli plates with oil and just before pouring the batter on the plate add Eno, this instantly helps the idlis to get light fluffy. Pour the batter onto the greased idli plates and steam for around 12-14 minutes or until the Idlies are done.




Enjoy steaming hot Oats Idlies along with your favourite chutneys and a cup of hot Chai or Coffee.
Have a happy n healthy morning.

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