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Healthy Oats Idli with Sprouts and Rava

Breakfast and evening snacks are two of the most underrated meals of the day. A nutritious and fulfilling breakfast keeps your spirits and energy levels up for the entire day and must be prepared fresh and consumed warm. Evening snacks unless planned beforehand can make one veer towards junk foods like chips, cookies, sandwiches, noodles, etc. which obviously is an unhealthy choice. If you insist your family eat healthy home-cooked food like me, you’re probably always on the hunt for good recipes too. This healthy Oats Idli is a wonderful twist to traditional idlis and is a favourite of ours. I’m sure you’ll be tempted to try this simple recipe.

Healthy Oats Idli with Sprouts and Rava

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For Oats Idlis:

Rolled oats – 1 cup

Sprouts (mixed, or any sprouts of your choice) – ½ cup

Rava (Semolina) – ½ cup

Dahi (Yoghurt) – ½ cup

Sambar masala – 1 tbsp

Green chillies – 3-4 nos

Baking soda or Eno – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Water, if required

Oil for greasing
For Coconut Chutney:

Grated coconut – ½ cup

Chana Daliya – ¼ cup

Dahi – 1 tbsp

Coriander – ½ cup

Green chillies – 2-3 nos

Ginger – ½ inch

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Water, if required
For garnish:

Red chilli powder

For Oats Idli:

1. Take rolled oats in a bowl and soak them in water, covering them entirely. Keep them aside for half an hour and then blend them into a thick paste. Don’t add additional water.

2. Blend sprouts and green chillies in the same jar and add them to the oats paste.

3. Add rava, dahi and salt to this mixture. Cover and set it aside for an hour. Your basic oats idli batter is ready.

4. Place the idli maker on the stove with water up to an inch, cover and bring it to a boil. Meanwhile, grease the idli plates with oil.

5. Add the sambar masala and baking soda/Eno to the batter just before pouring it into the idli mould. Make sure that the batter is light and fluffy to get perfect round and spongy idlis.

6. Keep the idli plates in the idli maker and steam the idlis for 10-15 minutes or till they leave the sides of the moulds easily.

7. Your Healthy Oats Idli with Sprouts and Rava is ready!

For Coconut Chutney:

Take all ingredients in a jar and blend them well together. Your coconut chutney is ready. You can temper it with a crisp tadka of mustard, cumin and sesame seeds and curry leaves.

Serve your Oats Idli on a banana leaf or a green banana leaf printed plate (like me). Garnish with coconut chutney and sprinkle just a pinch of red chilli powder over it to add a dash of colour.

I’m not an oats fan myself but can have 3-4 of these idlis easily. You can add your own variations to this oats idli recipe by adding vegetables like grated carrot, chopped onions or capsicum. Keep it simple though! 🙂

Hope you liked the recipe. Do you have any special breakfast recipe? How do you include oats in your diet? Do share with me.

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18 thoughts on “Healthy Oats Idli with Sprouts and Rava

  1. wow Varsha. I am always in lookout for oats recipes. Thanks for this. Idli is my all time favorite dish. The picture looks stunning. Let me try it for dinner today.

  2. Wow addition of sprouts in idli batter is really new to me, thanks a lot dear for sharing this innovative and healthy twist to routine recipe. will try it for sure.

  3. Unlike you I love oats dear and would love to try these oats idli with sambhar masala, it has never struck me to add it to the idli batter, will let you know how they turned out.

  4. I am surely making it tomorrow in breakfast. I have all the ingredients and this recipe looks easy to be made and healthy to start the day of.

  5. This looks like a very healthy dish. And a good way to add oats, sprouts when our kids not ready to eat these all.
    Very nice recipe would love to try it for sure

  6. I am big fan of oats and it’s all kind of recipes. Noted down your recipe Varsha, I am glad I got to know a new way to make oats Idli. I have to try this very soon.

  7. I and kid love idlis in the morning breakfast and this is just an easy-peasy recipe to roll out without much ado. This oats idli recipe is so fuss-free and I am sure will taste amazing too. Will try and share review with you.

  8. I am an idli lover. This is such a healthy recipe to try. I will definitely try it out. The picture looks so tempting

  9. I’ve tried oats chilla. But this oats idli with sprouts and rava sounds delicious and healthy meal. Would love to try

  10. Varsha I am a fan of your cooking skills. Whatever I have seen on social media or here on blog I always get tempted to make it myself. With oats have made appe but have never tried making idlis. Would love to make these with your recipe.

  11. I love your cooking skills, I love how you have given super healthy twist to the rava idli. Gonna try out this oats idli with sprouts and rava for sure

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