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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oats Idli | Oats Instant Breakfast Recipe

Oats Idli
Oats Idli is becoming a routine menu these days...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 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.

Oats Idli Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 10 idlies
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Instant oats - 1 cup (I used quaker oats)
Wheat Rava - 1/2 cup (I used wheat rava, you can use white rava also)
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 3/4 or as required
Carrot - 1 medium sized grated
Mustard Seeds - 2tsp
Green chilli - 1 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Oil - to grease idli plates

Method:

  1. 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.
    How to make oats idli - Step1
  2. 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.
    How to make oats idli - Step2
  3. 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.
    How to make oats idli - Step3
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?!
Instant Oats Idli

My Notes:

  • The batter will be slightly thick in consistency it will resemble normal idly batter, a little sticky.
  • If you skip the baking soda you will not get the porous texture as in the pics.
  • Any other veggie like cabbage can also can be added. If so saute the cabbage like we do for carrots then add it.
  • I've modified the quanity of curd after few trials, so you can enjoy ur tasty and guilt free idlis.
Oats Idli Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

136 comments:

  1. healthy and wonderful idly shaemilee... lovely..

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  2. Very well presented sharmi.Just pass me that plate

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  3. Hey Sharmile,

    Awesome clicks...very tempted to taste one dear.
    You are most welcome to my space.

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  4. healthy n delicious rava idli ....looks so soft ...very beautiful recipes ..thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  5. new dish to me...sounds vry healthy...the snaps are beautiful...

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  6. Healthy and Cute Idlies..Would be a great weekend bfast..Awesome clicks !!!

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  7. this is a very intresting recipe. i would definetly want to try this out.Can you pls clarify if its 2 cups of instant oats as it has been mentioned twice in the ingredient list or is it just a typo error or am i missing out on something.

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  8. am a sucker for good rava idlis and make it often. love the addition of oats and gonna make it tomorrow for lunch. just let me know please how many idlis it will make.

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  9. Gorgeous pic and a healthy breakfast to start my day.

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  10. Lovely clicks and great idlis Sharmi...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. Soft and healthy idlies looks yummy..

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  12. very healthy idli's...luks delicious
    first time here.. u have a lovely space and u have a good collection of recipes.. happy to follow ur blog

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  13. Wow very tempting and healthy idlies...Luks wounderfull.

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  14. @Anonymous : Sorry its a typo...I changed it now.Its just 1 cup of instant oats (I used quaker)

    @Sayantani:For the above mentioned quantity, it makes 8 idlis, have updated it too.

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  15. Wow.....wat a healthy recipe, definitely must try this...looks tempting and yummy. Nice click.

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  16. Lovely pictures!! Thats a really interesting recipe, would love to try it sometime..Bookmarked!!

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  17. Wow!! These look real tempting!!

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  18. sharmilee..Oats idli is gettingquit popular in chennai..Thank u for sharing the recipe...Awesome click dear....

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  19. it looks very soft & nice clicks!!

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  20. wowww..this is awesome..i loved the pic..photo is just superb..and i loved that vessel.. :0

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  21. I love this recipe of usha's...quite fuss free I should say! Pic is making me drool!

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  22. Awesome clicks and recipe...

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  23. oats idli, is completely new to me. will try soon and pass this on to my mil too. She is searching for oats recipes.nice click

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  24. I am big fan of rava idly, i will try this too for sue soon,my addition would be a dash of ginger!

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  25. The clicks are too good sharmi,its very lively in the screen :)

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  26. I am so glad you tried and liked this Sharmilee! It has turned out just perfect, lovely pictures....

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  27. Looks so soft and perfect.. very healthy recipe :)

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  28. sharmilee,
    so healthy and tasty recipe..Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. I do make rava idlis this way, but never tried adding oats. I like oats a lot and shall definitely try this out.

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  30. Looks delicious, Sharmi! A fine way of making idlies more nutritious.

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  31. Looks really soft and good. I will surely give this a try :) but y is it in brown color???

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  32. @Nithya : The color depends on the roasting and the rava oats variety.....last time when I made it was light brown......

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  33. nice click..looks so perfect and healthy...yummy yumm

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  34. Oats a lot around blogs these days... This is a very new one to me.

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  35. Beautiful pictures Sharmi. I had tried this idli long time agao, but did not get the desired results. I will follow your recipe next time around. Loved the texture.

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  36. The idlis look perfect.. I have been wanting to try this but I had put off due to some reason or the other.. Iam inspired to try this now!

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  37. Thank you for your submission to T&T. :)

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  38. can i susbstitue rava with kodhumai rava?

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  39. I defintely want recipes from oats, like this.

    what could i possibly replace the yogurt and baking soda with? sorry if this sounds fussy, but would like to omit these, pls help.

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  40. @Nimi : I havent tried any other substitutes for curd to replace in oats idli....May be u can try buttermilk or low fat curd which is what I do often. But u can omit soda that doesnt give much difference....Hope this helps!

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  41. U have a wonderful blog space Sharmi...I'm here for the 1s time....foodie pics are too gud n luk professional..n Can u plz tell me if we can use Old fashioned oats instead of Instant oats??Will there be any difference in the measurements...
    Thanks In Advance...Do visit my Blog when u have time...

    ---KavyaNaimish
    www.kavyanaimish.com

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  42. @Kavya:Thanks for all those lovely words, am very glad to read ur comment :)

    I am not sure of what is old fashioned oats....I used the readily available quaker oats. Sorry cudnt help u as am not aware of the old fashioned oats

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  43. @sss: I have finally tried with kothuma rava and updated the recipe too...but make sure to use fine rava or run it once in mixie(just coarsely) if the grains are big

    @Nimi : I've tried to reduce curd and have updated the recipe with stepwise too. Hope its useful!

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  44. Sharmi this looks perfect for a healthy morning tiffin n i'm going to try this 2morrow.

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  45. Lovely recipe...
    is it possible to mix and keep in the fridge and use it in the morning...??

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  46. @Home of Cupcakes: You can roast oats, powder it and store it and use the next day mrg. Am not sure of using the batter the next day, may be you can try once and see

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  47. first time on ur blog..bookmarked now-will try ur recipes and put comments-love the step by step instructions,pics,notes and of course the phots

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  48. I made this and put a pic in my facebook yesetrday along with link to ur blog. Already 2 friends made it and send me pics-they all love it.Many more are planning to try it soon. Healthy and tasty is not easy combination to come by:-)Thanks
    Sonia

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  49. @Sonia : Thanks a lot for the nice feedback...It sure made my day. Can you send me the link where u have posted the pic..?

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  50. Bookmarked...I love rava idlis and this version amkes it much healthier. Surely makking it!!

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  51. We all loved the oats idli..Thanks for the recipe!!
    As oats is not my son's favorite, I said these are rava idlis and he had it 4 of them...and said they are superb..then I revealed that they are oats..So he said, then I love oats!!!

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  52. @Sheeja : Thats really nice to hear...I know how hard it is to make kids eat as they are very picky...Am glad this oats idly made ur son like oats :)

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  53. Hi!
    Oats Idli...... wow ! what a nice way to have the otherwise bland oats!! Very good recipe! your blog is very nice!!

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  54. Sharmi... thnks so much for sharing this. I was so so bored of eating oats with milk and curds. This recipe was such a relief...taste was great.
    Thanks lots..

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  55. i tried it today n it really came very well n delicious too :-)

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  56. I tried these idlis today and they came out really well. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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  57. I tried the idli yesterday & it made my day. Thx for saharing the perfect procedure. Wil be in ur dinner menu atleast every fortnight

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  58. Dats so convenient.. wow. thnx.. :) will try today.

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  59. can we prepare this without curd? coz i don't eat curd. Can anyone tell me an alternative for it?

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  60. @Sujatha : Its more like how we prepare rava idlis so if we avoid curd the texture and taste will surely change...

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  61. Its just simply superb recipe. congrats for the applause from the people. Keep on posting nice things and healthy foods

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  62. It is a superb and simple recipe. Loved it. Cant wait to experiment.

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  63. A superb idea and am sure will taste good too. However, can you plese tell me if i can avoid curd as my son cannot take any form of milk product? Is there any other alternative?

    rama

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  64. @Rama : I am not sure of other alternatives but sure if you avoid curd, the texture and taste will alter.

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  65. this is a really gud 1, equally 4 adults n kids.
    In fact i tried it for my 2 yrs old brat ..and m happy to say that it came out really well..but pls tell me whether this batter can be reused if not consumed at the same time..i have a left over batter how should i store it ,,n how to use it again .. reply ASAP..

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  66. Anonymous : Thats great to hear that you liked it...As curd is added, consume it the same day if you are making the batter in the morning refrigerate it if you are planning to use for dinner. I havent tried using it the next day so am not sure....

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  67. oh what a quick reply ..thanks a lot and yes i got my answer,,i wanted to use the batter in the evening only so i guess there should be no problem if i am gonna refrigerate it n consume it by today eve. only. :) Manisha

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  68. hi..
    can u tell wat do u mean by hing? am not aware of it.. Baking soda is essential or wat?

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  69. @Anonymous : Hing is asafoetida / perungayam in tamil. Baking soda is added to make the idlis more softer.Hope this helps!

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  70. Hi sharmilee..

    Thanks for the reply.. And i prepared this .. It was too good...

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  71. i tried oats idli it came out so good.thanks for the recipe

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  72. I can never make good idlis but thought to give this recipe a try. For the first time I made mouth watering idlis thanks to you. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for taking the time to help people like me :).

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  73. i tried this recepie today and it cam eout very well except for the strong flavor of baking soda. i used only half tsp of baking soda.

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    1. Oh is it? Check your baking soda brand as usually soda doesnt let out any flavour when only 1/2 tsp is added...

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  74. Sharmi,
    looks Yummy,
    Can you tell me what's wheat Rava?

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  75. Hi Sharmilee,

    I did try out the Oats Idli today and in turned out to be very very tasty (really better than the bland regular rice Idlis)...thanks.

    Sudhir

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  76. Hi Sharmilee,

    I tried it out today and it really taste amazing...Thanks

    Sudhir

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  77. Superb idea. Thank you somuch. I will try this today!

    Bulbul

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  78. hi, can u tell me what is wheat rawa...is it suji???/

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  79. Hi, I tried this recipe yesterday for the first time. WOW! It came out very well. And most important my hubby loved it soo much:) . He asked me to prepare this healthy oats idly often:) thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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  80. Sharmi,
    I am new to kitchen... I started recipies only with the help of ur blog... I loved the way u present it... Its easy to follow...All my recipies turned out well, eventhough it was first time... Today I tried Oats idly...It didnt come out well for the 1st time...I omitted Rava, since I dont have... The Idly was little bit watery, couldnt take out in correct shape... Is this bcos I omitted Rava or the batter might me watery? Kindly help me...

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  81. @Divya : You can omit rava but the texture and water/curd quantity will vary accordingly...Guess some quantity ration must have gone wrong...Next time try it with rava and see....

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  82. Hi. I loved your site,especially the Oats Recipes. I am planning to do Instant Oats Idli. But can i use Baking Powder instead of Baking Soda? Whats the difference between two? I am really confused about this!!!

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  83. @Unknown : Baking powder and soda are totally different in their nature and soda should only be used for oats idli to get the perfect texture like rava idlis.

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  84. Hi
    Thanks for this lovely recipe....
    A must
    Try for me.
    One question what is wheat rava? Can you name a brand please
    I really appreciate the efforts that you take ....

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  85. @Mahek : It is brown rava which we use for making upma....

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  86. Hi Sharmilee....

    Any idea about the nutrient content in these idli's ??

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  87. Hi
    I dont eat curd but am tempted to make these idlis. So is there any alternative to curd. Or can I mix and keep this batter over night and try instead of using curd?
    Or should east do the trick?

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  88. I would love to try this reciepe by I dont eat curd or buttermilk .So is there any alternative to using curd in this recipe . Will it work if i used yeast instead?

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  89. @Dhivya : As I have already mentioned, am not sure of the alternative.May be water alone can be added but taste and texture will sure differ.

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  90. Hi Sharmilee your receipes are really awesome... Can we make the batter in the night and use it in the morning as i am working it will be helpful if u give me a suggestion...

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  91. @Akila : Noo not recommended to do so as it includes baking soda it reacts so it is advisable to make it fresh...

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  92. Hi sharmi
    I tried this Oats idli, i used white rava...it came out well n tasted good. My H n kids also liked it, thanks for this great recipe.

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  93. Hi Sharmilee,

    I thank you so much for this wonderful blog and everything that you did to get this working. I tried some of your recipes and everything came out wonderful . I must thank you specially for the oats idli recipe. My daugther and husband love this. I also tried your recipe with the old fashioned oats that someone was asking about and it was a hit !! . herez the link to the old fashioned oatmeal .
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolled_oats
    Please post some more breakfast recipes such as this .
    Thanks a lot

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  94. I simply loved this recipe :) thx for sharing this:)i look forward to many more healthy recipes from you like this:)

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  95. I simply loved this recipe :) thx for sharing this:)i look forward to many more healthy recipes from you like this:)

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  96. hi..thanks for all your nice recipie...v tried some...could u please tell me wahts hing

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  97. @Viswanathan : Hing is Perugayam...you can check cooking glossary tab for translations :)

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  98. Prepared for dinner tonight. Was very tasty. Thanks for the recipe

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  99. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Came out quite well

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  100. can i makeoats idli in microwave? how much time it will take?

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  101. @Nitika : I am not sure of microwave...as I dont own a microwave

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  102. Oh Sharmi seriously to tell u What ever recipe i start to google, i find ur blog with that recipe for sure, let it be cakes or south indian u got everything in ur blog when i start up my search, when i find ur blog in google images with pic, i give a smile and think, here she is already done and aded with blog. i really want to appreciate ur hard work, and the follow up comments with ur active interaction is so gud :) its hard to find among other bloggers. im glad to follow ur blog from quiet sometime now. Ofcourse only a foodie who cook for themself lingering for best taste land up cooking with passion and yes all the hard work it takes, to present or introduce a perfect experimental recipe to family 1st , satisfy ur own taste buds and then go ahead in sharing up with others. Keep Going Lady Keep Going!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for all those nice words....readers like you keep me going.Thanks once again, keep visiting!! :)

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  103. all your recipes are awesome...iv tried oats dosa it was quiet easy and tasted very good... thanks a lot for your healthy recipes... :) :)

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  104. Just made these idlis for breakfast. I added one cup of finely chopped fresh spinach. I didn't know how much salt to use, so added 3/4 tsp. Next time I will use 1 teaspoon.

    The idlis became so soft and fluffy. I will definitely make these again. Thanks

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  105. Hi felt so happy to find a recipe with oats which I can proudly add to my routine menu. But I do no what went wrong in my preparation, the idlis came out as hard as stone. It was like the idlis when u make outta un-fermented normal idli batter. I doubled all the quantities specified above. Please help me out in figuring out my mistake sharmili. I would love to make those fluffy delicious idlis to my family.thank u for the recipe.

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    1. Not really sure...baking soda and curd gives the soft texture

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  106. Sharmilee I just don't know how to thank you. In my 21 years of life I never entered into our kitchen. I even don't know how to cook rice. But last month I visited your site searching for chicken biryani recipe and Mom made it too :). I myself tried oats idly and tomato dosa. They came out very well and i got a good applause too. Your site is perfect with awesome clicks. Love u sharmee. Hope you will let me call that.

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  107. Looks really good !! Will try it for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks a lot!!

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  108. Hi, I left comments on this forum twice Sharmilee, wonder why they are not getting posted

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  109. I have tried these idlis thrice now and can vouch that they are just like the pics ..... Soft and delicious ....thank you Sharmilee for your wonderful blog and easy, healthy, innovative and straightforward recipes. I have made 2 minor alterations to the oats idli recipe .... Replaced the soda with 2 tsp eno (added just before steaming idlis) and reduced the hing by half.... Thanks to the the 'instant' recipe they are perfect for idli emergencies anytime of the day!

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  110. Hi Sharmilee,
    Tried your recipe after a long time in my kitchen... Today i tried this Oats Idli, it came out well in taste but the texture was not that good. It wasn't so pluffy. Should i leave it for soaking after preparing the batter?

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    1. No need of resting time...as it has soda we should immediately steam it after the batter is prepared...just like we do for rava idli.

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    2. Oh ok... Guess i used less Soda so the texture was bit sticky... will try next time..... Thanks

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  111. hey, i am gluten intolerant and used idli rava(cream of rice) instead of actual rava, turned out pretty good!!

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  112. Can I use rolled oats instead of instant oats? These are less processed and healthier so I wanted to try...Thanks

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    1. Yes give a try and see, it should work fine...

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  113. Sharmi i tried this in oven. Idly came out well but the top portion was burnt(it was brown in color after 4 mins of cooking). but i tried the idly with same batter in pressure cooker it didnt come well. It was like batter only even after i cooked for 30 mins :(. Can u tell me the cooking time for this recipe in oven?

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    1. I use oven only for baking & grilling....havent tried making idli in oven so not really sure of your issue....Sorry couldnt help you in this regard

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  114. Such a healthy recipe.Clicks are awesome!

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  115. Hi
    can we use normal rava instead of wheat rava..

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  116. Hey sharmi thanks for another fab and quixk recipe... I made this today and it dint get cooked properly... so steamed for another few mins.. I added 3/4 tsp eno instead of baking soda... n it dint rise as well.. just a question how healthier is too add baking soda for 1.6 yrs toddler...

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    1. I think its ok as we are using only 1/2 tsp soda....

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  117. Instead of curd shall we mix idli dosa batter.i tried rava idli with curd it turned bad.what type of curd u use wht it should b thick or what

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    1. Curd I used homemade curd...not sure of the replacement as I am using the recipe since I started making rava idli

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  118. Hi,

    Your website is just wonderful and the recipes are authentic. Your job is really fantastic!!!

    I tried your instant oats idli the taste came out well, but the texture was not like sponge it was flat and little sticky. I doubled the quantities given by you. Kindly guide me through where I went wrong.

    Fathima

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    1. Guess the soda has not reacted, did you check if the soda was active?

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  119. How to do it? I used the soda which we add to make idli in Indian kitchen. Is baking soda different from what I have used?

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    1. I used cooking soda...its the same as baking soda

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