I am fond of oats and luv to try different varieties in it. So most of my baking attempts are with it these days and some are successful too :) I tried Usha's instant oats idly/idli and am addicted to the taste I should say....I just modified the quantity and a recipe a bit to suit our taste and the result was soft and tasty idlies. Am sure will make this often as hubby liked it so much. It tastes more like rava idly. I use saffola oats and it works well, even quaker oats is good.
Dry roast oats for 3 minutes and set aside. Cool it completely then grind it to a fine powder, Dry roast rava till nice aroma rises....it may take 3-4 mins, then set aside. Transfer to mixing bowl.
Add a tsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, let it splutter then add grated carrot, green chillies, and coriander leaves. Saute till raw smell of carrot leaves. In the mixing bowl containing oats and rava, add curd, salt, hing, baking soda and sauted carrot with tempering done. Add required water to make a batter consistency of our normal idly batter.
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. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
The taste is very close to rava idlis with the additonal tag of healthy. Isnt that good to start off the day with a healthy breakfast without compromising on taste?!