Friday, September 20, 2013

Oats Idli | ஓட்ஸ் இட்லி

Oats Idli is extremely soft, healthy and makes a comforting meal. I prepare this whenever I run out of Idli/Dosa batter. Just simple chutney makes it a complete meal. Oats is highly nutritious, high fiber and wholesome cereal helps in reducing cholesterol. This recipe is a good way to implement this healthy cereal in our daily diet. It has high soluble fiber than any other grains and reduces the risk of heart ailments.

This recipe is dedicated to my aunt Dr.Santhamani Bala. She liked my Oats Oothappam recipe. Hope u like this recipe too Athama :) 

Ingredients :-
 Instant Oats  1 cup
 Semolina / White Rava       ½ cup
 Curd / Yogurt  ½ cup
 Water  ½ cup or as required 
 Fruit salt(Eno) / baking soda     ¼ tsp
 Salt  to taste 

For Tempering :- 
 Mustard seeds            ¼ tsp
 Urad dal  ¼ tsp
 Channa dal  ¼ tsp
 Asafoetida  2 Pinch
 Green chillies  1 tsp
 Grated carrot  3 tbsp
 Coriander leaves  2 tbsp
 Oil   1 tsp          
Method :-
1).  Dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes over medium flame untill you get a nice aroma. Cool it completely then grind it to a fine powder and keep aside. Whisk the curd to smooth and creamy texture. Saute the cashews in ghee and keep it aside. 

2). Heat Oil in the same pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add urad dal, channa dal and roast till they become golden color. Then add grated carrots, asafoetida and chillies and saute till the raw smell goes. Add the rava and roast it for 3-4 minutes till everything blends well. Keep aside.

3). In the mixing bowl, mix the powdered oats and salt. Then add the whisked curd, rava mixture (Step2), baking soda and enough water to make a normal idli-batter consistency. Finally add the ghee-fried cashews* and let it sit for 2 minutes.

4). Grease the idli plates with little oil. Gently put the batter on idli plates with a laddle. Steam it for 10-12 minutes or until done. Run a blunt knife around the edges to take the idlis off the mould.

Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.  I served it with Tomato thokku & Carrot Chutney !! It was delicious.. 
Notes :-
* You can either add the cashews in the batter or place it on the idli moulds, before pouring the batter.   
# Dry roasting the Oats prevents the sticky texture.
# You can include veggies like capsicum, cabbage, peas etc. of your choice. Saute it before adding semolina and combine well(Step2)
# Sour curd suits best for this recipe.
# You can substitute curd with buttermilk and avoid water. But make sure the batter consistency is thick.
# The batter will be slightly thick in consistency  like the normal idly batter, but little sticky.  
# Adding Eno Salt or Cooking soda yields fluffy idlis. 
# You can substitute Semolina(White Rava) with Broken-wheat Rava (Brown Rava). 
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