Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Supertasty Oats Idli With Sesame Tomato Chutney

The most favorite south indian breakfast is undoubtedly the idli.A Idli is the perfect combination of carbohydrates and proteins. And because it's steamed, it uses no oil.It is considered the top 10 healthiest breakfast as per nutrition experts.

This version of idli has been made flavorfull with carrot, cashews and healthier with oats which ups the fiber content.Give it a try and be amazed ...


  •     2 cup oats(I used quaker oats)
  •     1cup rava/sooji (semolina)
  •     2 cup thick butter milk
  •     1/2 cup grated carrot
  •     1 tbsp chopped cashew
  •     1/2 tsp chana dal
  •     1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  •     1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  •     2 chopped green chillies
  •     1 spring curry leaves
  •     2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  •     a pinch of hing
  •     1 tbsp fruit salt or ENO
  •     1 tbsp ghee
  •     salt to taste
Cooking Procedure:

Take the idly racks and spray oil on each idli mould and keep aside.

Dry roast the oats in medium flame for few min until a nice aroma emanates,shift it to mixie and grind to fine powder.

Heat ghee in a pan ,add chana dal ,cashew n fry till light golden brown ,then add mustard seeds,cumin seed and once they splutter add green chilli,curry leaves,hing ,carrot fry for a min ,then add sooji n fry till it become golden brown .

Shift it to some bowl,mix the oats earlier prepared oats powder and let it cool ,once cool add the buttermilk and blend it nicely to semi thick batter like idli batter.

Add ENO to this batter , immediately it become fluffy.

Now put 2 tbsp of batter into each idli mould depression, and stack the racks one above the other and steam in the pressure cooker or steamer for 15min on medium flame.

Remove them carefully from steamer and let it cool, take a sharp spoon and scoop them out into the plate.

Your oats idli is ready.

Serve it with your choice of chutney , I made sesame tomato chutney for this ,which was the perfect combo . Here is the recipe 

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch of hing
Dry roast sesame seeds and keep aside

Heat 1 tsp oil and add green chilli, red chilli and fry for a min, now add tomato, cilantro and turmeric powder, cover and cook till it becomes soft.Switch off flame and let it cool.

Take the roasted sesame seeds and grind it finely, then add the above tomato mixture and make a smooth paste.

Now prepare the tempering by heating 1 tsp oil, add mustard, cumin, hing and once mustard start to splutter add the curry leaves. Then add the tempering to the above grinded paste.

Your chutney is ready. 
Note: You can also prepare the oats mixture in previous day and store it in air tight container for next day morning use or refrigerate for upto a week

After mixing the curd to the oats mixture ,steam the idlis immediately  else they will become soggy


DivyaGCP said...

Healthy and delicious idly.. :)

divya said...

too good ..slurrppp

Rashida Shaikh said...

first time I get a chance to see moist oat idli, looks good.

Divya Pramil said...

Superb idlis, loved the texture so perfect :)

Julie said...

super soft idlis,yummy!
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Priya said...

Wish to start my day with this healthy idlies and flavourful chutney.

Sireesha Puppala said...

Made these healthy idlies recently ..u made them perfect dear

faiza kader said...

superb n healthy idlies..

Chitra said...

I too make the same sans coconut.. Loved the sesame sseeds chutney. will try ..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Real healthy and tasty one for sure...

Arthy Suman said...

So fluffy and soft idlis....

Vimitha Anand said...

Soft and healthy idlis

Arti said...

Interesting... A healthier variation of the rice idlis that we are usually tuned to having, oat idlis, love this. The seasame tomato chutney looks so delicious too. Your pictures are temping me to take a big bite right away. :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious and so healthy.... love oats recipes for the health factor added!!!
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MiniBinoy said...

hmmm cant wait to try it out for the next break fast!

Poornima Porchelvan said...

first time to your blog,you have a nice collection of healthy and baked recipes.Happy to follow you.

Trupti Sharma said... to your blog ......tried out this recipe last eve......some questions
1) do these idlis come out flat?
2) also they were cracked
3) n sticky

where did i go wrong?

Satya said...

thank you for trying out the recipe ... if these idlis are slightly flat and soggy its possible that you did not steam it immediately after adding the curd...I had mentioned it is the end of post as part of note...also its possible you have to add little more eno powder as it may differ from brand to brand...all my cooking is experimental and I post only when I am happy with the outcome...I am sure with a little bit of effort you too would find the winning formula : )

Trupti Sharma said...

hi satya...thanks for the tip....will surely try again n hope i get lucky this time :-)

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