Oats Idli – Instant Oats Idli

June 6, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerOats Recipes  17 comments

Oats Idli is an easy, instant & healthy breakfast recipe. Its instant because there is no soaking, grinding & fermenting required. How cool is that??

This is another recipe to happily include oats in our diet as I am definitely not among those people who love to drink oats porridge.Oats along with veggies is a perfect start for the day to indulge in a guilt free manner.

Now to the recipe…



 [Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Oats – 1 cup
  • Broken wheat rava – 3/4 th cup
  • Curd – 3/4 th cup
  • Grated carrots – 1/4 cup
  • Green Peas – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Baking soda – 3/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Broken Cashewnuts – few
  • Green Chilly – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafoetida – a pinch


  • Heat a pan and dry roast the oats for 2-3 mins. Set aside and let it cool completely. Grind it into a powder and keep it ready.

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  • In the same pan, heat oil and roast the broken cashew nuts until golden brown and add it to the oats powder. In the same oil temper with mustard, urad dal, finely chopped green chilly & ginger, curry leaves and asafoetida. To this add grated carrots and peas and saute until the raw smell goes away.

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  • Add the broken wheat rava/samba rava and saute for a min. Let it cool and add this to the ground oats powder. Add required salt, curd, baking powder and mix.

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  • Add water enough to make a thick batter just like the normal idli batter. Grease idli moulds with little oil and pour the batter in each hole. Steam it in an idli pot for 12-15 mins or until cooked.

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Yummy & healthy Oats Idli is ready.

Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. I served with coconut chutney.



  1. The Oats Idli batter should be thick. It will be sticky, so do not worry.
  2. Do not skip to add the baking soda, else u will not be able to get the right texture.
  3. U can add vegetables of your choice. Just saute and add it to the batter.
  4. Wheat rava can be substituted with semolina.



17 comments to Oats Idli – Instant Oats Idli

  • Nisha  says:

    I like the way you put a pic of every step in the recipe. Thank you so much!

  • Preetha  says:

    Super healthy breakfast from usual idli.. we have..

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    Super duper like to this recipe, well explained, nice color or delicious…nd healthy too 🙂

  • Hema  says:

    The idlis have come out very well, looks so soft and delicious..

  • sony's kitchen  says:

    Quick and healthy oats Idly !

  • Rani Vijoo  says:

    A perfect healthy dish!!! Looks delicious!!

  • Gloria  says:

    Really love such instant breakfast option… Idlis look so soft and yummy..

  • veenashankar  says:

    healthy and tasty recipe

  • Devi  says:

    Would definitely try this. Which chutney would you recommend with these idlis. Thanks.

  • maha  says:

    oats idli luks healthy n yummy..

  • Shobha  says:

    Super healthy & delicious idlis………..

  • Prajakta  says:

    Interesting & healthy

  • Swetha  says:

    Thank you the recipie, looks healthy and yummy

  • Prapti  says:

    It is really good recipe. I will try it for my son surely

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    so healthy to have it as morning breakfast

  • sathya @mykitchenodyssey  says:

    What a healthy idli sundari.

  • sonia sharma  says:

    Hi,one suggestion,if u add lemon juice of one lemon also in it while adding baking soda n a pinch of salt over it,the idlies will cm out v nice n fluffy bcz b.s. needs sm thing sour to react,with curd only it might nt get v active … try this.By the way thank u so much,I just wantd this recipe since long,bt couldnt find d perfect one,hope it will turn out fine,going to try this soon,as oats recipes r in v much demand at my home.Thank you again fr sharing this recipe.

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