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Instant oats idli recipe
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Instant oats idli recipe

Instant oats idli perfect for breakfast, one of the tasty and healthy Indian oats breakfast recipes. Quick video, Step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 idli


  • 1 cup Oats quick cook
  • ½ cup Wheat rava godhumai rava
  • ½ cup Curd plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Grated carrot
  • ½ cup Water +more if needed
  • salt - As needed
  • ½ tsp Eno fruit salt replace with ¼ tsp cooking soda
  • Lemon Juice - from ½ of a lemon
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

To Temper

  • 1 tbsp Oil - 1 tblsp
  • ½ tsp Mustard - ¾ tsp
  • 1 tsp Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • 1 generous pinch asafoetida
  • 1 Curry leaves sprig


  • Dry roast Oats for 3 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes.Powder it coarsely after it cools down.
  • Heat a pan with oil and temper the items in the table ‘To temper’ ,followed by the veggies u decided to add and ginger,green chillies,coriander leaves. Give it a quick fry and add the wheat rava and fry for a minute in medium flame.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl, add oats,salt,curd,lemon juice,water as required and make a batter,which consistency is similar to our idly batter.(neither too runny nor too thick). Mix well. Add Eno fruit salt just before making idlies 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 and cook just like you cook the regular idlies but for more time,say 15 minutes,until done.



  • 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 tsp 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.