Monday, August 24, 2009

Oatmeal Idlis

A nutritious variation to one of the most popular South Indian breakfast options.
  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1tsp methi/fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup semolina/rava/sooji
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • Soak the urad dal with methi seeds for 6 hours.
  • Soak the oats and rava just before grinding the dal.
  • After grinding the dal, grind the oats.
  • Mix the dal, oats and rava, add water if necessary.
  • Let this mixture ferment overnight.
  • Add salt to taste and steam the idlis in the moulds.
  • If you would like to microwave them, you can set it on full power for 4 minutes. Leave to stand for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your favourite chutney.


  1. Hey Shirley, a quick question. Did you use instant oats or the old fashioned oats for making the idli?

  2. Hi miksam,
    Thanks for visiting. I used the instant one- Quaker oats.

  3. Hi Shirley,
    I specifically liked this dish as I'm not a big fan of Oats...but this definitely is a must try dish.
    I used to share recipes with you on CookEatShare and now I've started my own food blog.

    Do visit when you get time.
    Thanks in advance,



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