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Instant Oats Idli

Healthy and quick instant oats idli are always a hit at my house - they are steamed, they have oats and cracked wheat, no rice or starchy ingredients and they have veggies too...can't get healthier than this can it? The texture and flavor of this idli rarely resembles the ooey-gooey nature of oats, which makes it more like rawa or semolina idli .....the hard part is to stop eating them.
  Instant oats 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cracked wheat 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrot 1 Medium, grated
  Green chilies 3 Medium
  Curry leaves 8 Medium
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon

1.In a skillet, dry roast the oats.
2.Let it cool and grind to a powder. Keep aside.
3.Dry roast the cracked wheat for 3 minutes until it gives out a nice aroma.
4.In a pan, pour the oil.
5.Temper with mustard seeds, green chilies and curry leaves.
6.Add the grated carrots and sauté for a few minutes.
7.In a large mixing bowl, add the roasted cracked wheat, oat flour and the tempered carrots.
8.Pour in the yogurt.
9.Season with salt and pour in the water.
10.Mix everything well to ensure that there are no lumps.
11.Add the baking powder and mix it in.
12.Pour into idli molds and steam for 15 minutes.

13. Serve hot with your choice of condiment.

The oats and cracked wheat mixture in this recipe can be roasted ahead of time in 2:1 ratio and stored for an instant version of idli.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South Indian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 198 Calories from Fat 38

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.3%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.9 mg1.6%

Sodium 418.2 mg17.4%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.2%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.3%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 7 g14.4%

Vitamin A 48.6% Vitamin C 41.8%

Calcium 26.8% Iron 8.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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