Oatli – Oats Idly

This idli tastes like rava idli but has the health benefits of oats. This is another recipe from “J” aunt for the low potassium recipes section. 

An instant but healthy idli with oats … This one again can be tried by anyone for a healthy, quick south-indian dish 🙂 .  

Precooked oatmeal (Quaker Oats): 1 cup
Coarse semolina (rava): 1 cup
Fat free yoghurt: 1 cup
Ginger: 1 inch piece
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds (Jeera): 2 teaspoons
Curry leaves: 8–10
Salt to taste
Fruit Salt (Eno): 2 teaspoons
Cooking oil: 1 teaspoon


  1. Toast the semolina very well till the grains separate out and it gives a nice flavor.
  2. Powder the oats.
  3. Mix the oats and semolina.
  4. Powder the black pepper and cumin seeds coarsely.
  5. Finely chop the ginger and curry leaves
  6. Heat the oil in a small frying pan.
  7. Add the black pepper and cumin powder, ginger and curry leaves and sauté well.
  8. Add this seasoning to the semolina and oats mixture.
  9. Gradually mix with the yoghurt and salt to taste to form a smooth thick batter without lumps of dropping consistency. The consistency of the batter should be similar to the traditional idly batter consistency.
  10. Take one-fourth of the batter in a container and stir in well half a teaspoon of the fruit salt (Eno). Add a little water if necessary. Pour the batter into the idly plates and steam till cooked (about 10-15 minutes).
  11. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Remember that the fruit salt should be added to smaller portion of batter and steamed immediately.
  12. Oatli or Oats idly is ready to be served and enjoyed.

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