Instant oats idli recipe, perfect for breakfast, one of the tasty and healthy Indian breakfast recipes. Quick video, Step by step pictures.
When you want to start the day with a healthy breakfast, this is perfect as you can make oats idli it instantly. No need to ferment like our traditional idli and healthier than rava idli.
I wanted to try instant oats idli for a long time to add it to my oats recipe collection. Used to make a version of this before,by adding a oats as major part in the rava idli.
But when I saw this recipe in Sharmis blog, they looked very tempting to try. Moreover, I wanted to try wheat rava idli too and this recipe is a double treat for me as it combines both.
I love this recipe very much and this tastes very similar to the usual rava idli,more healthy undoubtedly!
Made variations a bit to suit my taste buds and convenience..
- Oats - I used quick cook oats. But I think any type of oats should work in this recipe
- Wheat rava - Adds flavor and taste to the recipe. Also helps with the texture.
- Eno - I use this fruit salt for fluffy results. This is basically similar to cooking soda chemically. You can replace ¼ teaspoon of cooking soda if you do not have eno. Use only blue pack or green pack of eno not the other flavors.
- Curd - Adds softness and reacts with soda to give the effect same as you do fermentation.
- Lemon juice - Important for reacting with soda and give soft and sponcy idli.
Refer my recipe card for full list and quantities.
Step by step
1. Dry roast Oats firstly for 3 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes.
After that, powder it coarsely after it cools down.
2. Then, heat a pan with oil and temper the items in the table ‘To temper’.
That is, to hot oil, add mustard and let it splutter. After that add other items and roast in medium flame until golden.
Followed by the vegetables you decided to add and ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves.
Then, give it a quick fry and add the wheat rava.Roast furthermore for a minute in medium flame.
3. Then, transfer to mixing bowl and add oats, salt, curd, lemon juice, water as required.
Now, make a thick yet pouring consistency batter, similar to our idli batter.(neither too runny nor too thick).
Then, add Eno fruit salt just before making idli and mix well. This will give you a frothy/airy batter which gives a soft spongy idly.
Steaming Oats idli
1. Pour the batter in a greased idly plate. Boil enough water in a steamer firstly.
2. Secondly, place the idli stand inside it. The water boiling should not touch the lower track of idli otherwise, while boiling it will affect the texture of idli.
3. Close with lid and steam cook for 10-12 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
4. Take out carefully and cool down for a minute.
5. Finally To un mould the idli, dip a spoon in water and run it around steamed idli to scoop it out. Repeat for all idli.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. I love with coconut chutney the best.
Am happy to send this to Event CWF : Oats.. at Priya’s Blog.
Oats idli recipe | Indian Oats breakfast recipes
- 1 cup Oats quick cook
- ½ cup Wheat rava godhumai rava
- ½ cup Curd plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoon Carrot grated
- ½ cup Water +more if needed
- ½ teaspoon Eno fruit salt replace with ¼ teaspoon cooking soda
- 2 teaspoon Lemon juice or from ½ of a lemon
- 2 Green chillies finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Urad dal
- 2 teaspoon Chana dal
- 1 pinch Asafoetida
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- Dry roast Oats firstly for 3 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes.
- After that, powder it coarsely after it cools down.
- Then, heat a pan with oil and temper the items in the table ‘To temper’.
- That is, to hot oil, add mustard and let it splutter. After that add other items and roast in medium flame until golden.
- Followed by the vegetables you decided to add and ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves.
- Then, give it a quick fry and add the wheat rava.
- Roast furthermore for a minute in medium flame.
- Then, transfer to mixing bowl and add oats, salt, curd, lemon juice, water as required.
- Now, make a thick yet pouring consistency batter, similar to our idli batter.(neither too runny nor too thick).
- Then, add Eno fruit salt just before making idli and mix well. This will give you a frothy/airy batter which gives a soft spongy idly.
- Pour the batter in a greased idly plate.
Steaming Oats idli
- Boil enough water in a steamer firstly.
- Secondly, place the idli stand inside it. The water boiling should not touch the lower track of idli otherwise, while boiling it will affect the texture of idli.
- Close with lid and steam cook for 10-12 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- Take out carefully and cool down for a minute.
- To un mould the idli, dip a spoon in water and run it around steamed idli to scoop it out. Repeat for all idli.
- I used quacker quick cook oats, you can use any kind of oats and follow the same process (Give few pulses of grind if using rolled oats)
- I added carrot and sometimes also green peas, you can use the veggies of ur choice and its optional too.
- Add ¼ teaspoon of cooking soda if u dont have eno fruit salt.
- U can use the regular rava also..
- Adding ginger and coriander leaves gives a great flavour to the idlies.
- You can adjust the curd quantity. Accordingly adjust water quantity too.
Wow Raji super!!!Idly luks very soft and healthy...Ang mo kio ku 2 idly parcel pls,very hungry:)
delicios idlies and cute pics raji
Instant idly looks delicious and soft.
yummy and healthy idli...sooo soft,feel like having it now....
Ur idlies are perfect, I luv the texture n color of ur idlies than mine. The fact that it uses less curd makes it all the more good, am very much tempted to try ur version soon
Wow Raks! Looks delicious!! Love the healthy combo of wheat rava and oats!
Very healthy combination....looks great, excellent recipe!
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Idlies look yummy!
The idlis looks so fluffy and soft...Now i know what i am making for tomorrows breakfast! 🙂
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idli looks perfect and way too healthy....yum
Its perfect and fluffy. I too do it the same way for any instant idlis
Tempting Idlis..will try and let you know...
Regarding the Jalapeno Peppers, I bought it from Mustafa. Brand is American Garden. It is available in level 2, near to the pooja items section
Wow,this is truly a great recipe!!
wow feel like trying this,.
I still hav your lemon oats back of my mind and now this ...cool...I better go n eat my oats packet now ..looks delish...
I was looking at the oats idlis for last 10 minutes. They look lovely and so healthy. Excellent preparation.
instant oats rava idli ... perfect healthy breakfast and the idlis look so soft and yummy...
I got to try this soon...wonderful idea
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This one is a superhit recipe for instant idli..Have to try addition of oats and godumai rava.A very healthy combo..I use a similar method for rava idli..
idlis with oats and goduma rava ,a very healthy and best for dieters like us:)
Will this for sure
Will try this for sure
wonderful idlis...turned out perfect...thanks for your lovely comments in my blog...I am both honoured and humbled..
Oats godhumai rawa idli... wow simply superb... rak's u really rock......
Prefect looking healthy idlies, Raji send them to Oats event going in my space dear...
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i make this often..looks yumm..
Those idlis look superb...very yummy n soft...
Nice yummy looking idlis.. if you dont ming you can send them to my event Twist the Traditional - Idli
Oats with sambha rava is a healthy choice, i used to add suji. will surely try this.,
yummy and healthy idly 🙂
looks healthy and delicious dear....
awesome clicks 🙂
Super soft idlis..tempting and delicious,healthy ..must try this
I can drool i dont even have a idlie pan Looks so soft,
wow very healthy n delicious idly....
they look very soft and inviting--loved the recipe !
OMG idlis looks so soft and yummmy..this is such a quick and great recipe raks...Thank you...
wow, what a healthy recipe you've shared! that too with step-by-step pics and alternatives!.. looks very nice n healthy too 🙂 thank you!!
Great idea and healthy too...will definitely try the recipe!
I have made oats idli using white rava combination.. Wheat rawa no..surely will try using wheat rawa this time. Healthy too 🙂
my hubby is in diet...i am sure i am going to make this for him...
Idli cannot be more healthier than this... admiring ur idlies.. the color and texture is excellent...
Gosh they look awesome.. You always come up with the tastiest of indian dishes!! 😀
Healthy and Delicious - what more can one ask for.. I'm definitely going to try this soon.
You have opened a new world of Oats.. I am loving it
The texture of the idly is very nice! Very healthy idea:)
They've come out perfect! Gotta try.
love it! Tempting pics!
Wow..I am totally loving this recipe..they look soooo perfect..must try!
Healthy and yummy!!!!
Oats idlis are new to me, and they look amazing! + I really like that you don't need to wait for fermentation of the batter!
Oats idli looks so colorful.. I am hungry now...
awesome, perfect and bookmarked
Hey Raks..i tried this and was too good ..Thank you 🙂
Thanks for this healthy recipe. They look so good & fluffy, I have bookmarked this page! Will try it soon.
Hi, tried your idly recipe... came out good :), we loved it...thank you!
Devi,thanks so much 🙂
I just tried these for breakfast..they came out really well.
Just tried this out. IT was very tasty .Blogged this at
hi, is it possible to make this idly(and also for rava idly) without curd because my dad wont eat curd.
Sure u can try...
what a snap??!!what a recipe!?!!Room pootu yosippingaloo!!!very very innovative...hugs!....gonna try wright now n post try to post the pics on FB...
I had a few lady friends over for lunch and tried these idlies for the first time yesterday. They turned out so well and each and everyone wanted the recipe. Even those who don't necessarily like idlies loved this version. I am an ardent follower of your blog. Thank you for such wonderful recipes.
I tried ur recipe last nite... they r super yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this recipe is a keeper!!!
healthy and gr8 recipe try it soon
i also tried it it's just awesum!tastes great with sambar.
wat is d other option for eno fruit salt.raji mam
wat is d other option for eno fruit salt.raji mam
You can try using 1/2 tsp cooking soda, but eno fruit salt makes it very soft. But cooking soda can be added
Hi..I tried out this recipe and it turned out really well. Tasted great with sambhar. Me and my husband loved it :).
Can i keep these idlis's for few hrs and den serve.
Hi Raji, Can i keep this idli's for few hours and den heat in a microwave for 30 secs and den serve.
Yes it will stay good, hot pack will be a better option, still if you keep covered properly, its is good even after cooling down.
Hi, made those idlis today, Awesome!
Gave the recipe a go and the idlis turned out fab! Thanks for sharing this!
Thanks raks. It came out very well except the idls were not raised like normal ones. I cooked more than 20 mints. I made sure I followed all ur instructions. What do u think I'm missing?
Thanks Raji for the wonderful oat iddli recipe.My kids loved it along with your corriander chutney recipe(not to mention that we too liked but to please the kids palate it is tough).
Has anyone tried steaming these idlis in the microwave?
can i avoid the eno fruit salt or cooking soda and just make the idlys as it is? will hey come out good still?
Yes sure you can try that.
I tried this oats idly and it was yummy....
Just came accross your Blog, would like to give you a feedback that I would come to your blog because you have the photos of each step in the recipe, and I think that that's what makes your blog stand out from any other recipe blog out there. I love it and have already marked your blog for some yummy recipes,
Hey,just now i made this idli for dinner and it came out very well...and u know my kid just loved it....thank u very much for posting such a healthy recipe.....
I tried the idli's , me ,my husband and my son (2 year old) loved it. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes . Thanks for a delicious and healthy recipe.
hi, i would love to try this, it looks so healthy and yummy,
but What is wheat rava ?
Its broken wheat, will be dull in colour not white as semolina/ Rava
when to add the oats powdered? (not mentioned anywhere)
Hi, i made this for breakfast today. Came out really well and tasty. I added carrot and cabbage. My 1 yr old like it a lot and so did my colleagues at work!
A query: Should we add 11 tsp of oil as mentioned in the 'Temper' section or is it 1 tsp. Kindly clarify.
ur recipes r simple and easy. Thanks. Keep up the good work!
Its a typo, sorry. Thanks for pointing out.
Tried this recipe... It was a super hit.. tasted great with sambar 🙂
Hi, you mentioned above wheat rava is broken wheat. But is it same as cracked wheat (daliya) ?
Yes I meant the same
Just made and had this with coconut chutney. My husband, who doesnt like oats at all, liked it too, so did my fussy kid. I followed the recipe exactly. It was soft, but had a slight slimy texture to it. Was it because I did anything wrong or is it due to the natural texture of oats and dalia?? Do let me know because I am planning to make this again in the near future with sambar.
It was not sticky for me, but in contrast it will be only dry. May be coz of water quantity.
I will try and comment, thank u
I have tried this. It came very hard. Except eno/soda everything was same as explained. Any thing missing?
If you skip the main ingredient, it will sure be hard. Nex time do try with uno
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I tried.......came out very soft.........perfect.........Thank you so much for posting all the steps.....
My husb. just loved it.....!!
I tried this yesterday.......... Very tasty and delicious... Excellent receipe. But i felt it was sticking, like gel or paste in between the idlis. To avoid the stickiness what to be done. But i followed your procedure perfectly. I added suji ravi instead of wheat rava
Try using wheat rawa, that could be the problem.
Can i use the batter to make dosa or uttappam?
No I dont think so. Will post uttapam recipe soon. But instant oats dosa is there already in my blog, check the oats recipe page.
Hi raks. I tried this oats idli today. It came out well. So yummy ! Thanks again for such wonderful recipes with super tempting pics. Keep rocking !!
Hi, tried this out yesterday as per instructions without the eno salt. Steamed in cooker for about 15 mins. The wheat raw wasn't completely cooked..do i have to add the eno salt for softness..please advise
Eno is important for softness. Please follow the recipe fully next time.
HI, tried this as per your instructions without the eno salt, the idlis dint turn fluffy nd the wheat rawa (broken wheat) was partially cooked... plus advise
Hi raks.. I tried this recipe today came out well thnkx a lot..but the only thing is slimy texture i guess because of oats however the idlis were very soft.. how abt half cup rava cup half broken wheat and half cup oats.. does this works.. plz suggest..
try using fine rawa instead of the more coarse broken wheat.
May be water content was slightly more. try using little less. Adding rava is a good idea too. But nothing to do with the texture still.
what can i use instead of curd ?... i dnt like the taste of curd.. can i skip curd?
May be reduce the quantity. But trust me you won't taste curd in the one...
Tried this recipe and turned out very good.. I have tried other methods but this one was the most flavorful... all your recipes hav turned very good... a big thanks to you for blogging.. this is my go to blog for any recipe and hav recommended to many friends who have tried your recipes and liked a lot...
Your blog is among the ones I regularly use, thanks for posting great recipes that are simple to cook. I have Gluten allergy and wheat/wheat products are a strict No No, can I make this without Godhumai Rava? What can I substitute it with, will any millet be a good substitute?
I have not tried with millets this way, I just have tried fermentation method as cooking time is more for millets. So If using millets, better to go for grinding method or something like upma kozhukattai 🙂
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What takes you have used fir roasting oats and Rawa ?
Sorry don't get you?