Monday, 21 May 2018

Oats Vegetable Idlies/ Oats Vegetable Steamed Savory Cake

Idlis are common as a part of South Indian breakfast. Many variations are available. One must keep trying something or the other that brings out a new taste to please the family's taste buds. I tried at first similar to the way I used to prepare my rava idli mixture except that this included oats and vegetables too. Often soda or fruit salt is used to make it fluffy, I avoided using baking soda here.

 I tried once, was liked and hence tried again but this time noted down the amount of the ingredients. Moving to the recipe.

Makes 14-15 idlis
Oats - 100gms
Semolina - 60gms
Curd/Yogurt - 200gms
Green peas - handful
Carrot -1 diced fine
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal/split black gram - 2 tsp.
Chana dal/split bengal gram - 1.5tsp.
Cashew nuts - 10 - 12
Water as required ( I used around 1 cup )
Salt to taste


  1. Roast oats well for around 7-8 minutes on a low flame or roast till they have slightly changed color and the aroma of roasted oats fills in.Remove it off the flame, coarse powder it in a mixer by just pulsing 2 to 3 times.
  2. Roast semolina till they turn their color, for around 5 mins on a low flame.
  3. In a pan add oil, when hot add mustard seeds, as they crackle add urad dal, chana dal and then cashew nuts 
  4. Then add diced carrots and saute for a while.
  5. Add green peas and saute again after adding salt just enough for the mixture.
  6. Now add in the roasted semolina and also the coarse oats powder.
  7. Let it cool completely cool down. Then add yogurt and give a good mix.
  8. Add water and salt as required to get a idli batter consistency.
  9. Steam them in the idli plates for around 14-15 mins.

Enjoy hot with coriander coconut chutney

  • Add baking soda and a tsp. of lemon juice to make it more fluffy.
  • Even Eno fruit salt could be used. 
  • I did not use any of them though
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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