OATS AND CRACKED WHEAT RAVA IDLI



This is a regular wheat rava idli preparation I make sometimes for dinner. I usually add powdered oats in the batter. This time, I tried adding oats bran and it did turn out pretty tasty. I didn’t feel any of the grittiness from the bran. The idlis were soft too and just like regular rava idlis. The recipe can be changed to a regular rava idli recipe by omitting the oats and substituting another half a cup of cracked wheat. The ingredients I have used here makes up to 12 medium-size idlis. We had these with peanut chutney and tomato chutney.


Dear friends, I am taking a small break from blogging for a couple of days, some last minute vacation plan :) I'll see you all next week :)


INGREDIENTS:

1. Cracked wheat, 1 cup.

2. Oats flour or oats bran, ½ cup. (To make oats flour, blend regular oats in a blend to a powder texture).

3. Thick sour yogurt, 1 cup.

4. Water, 2/3 cup or more depending upon batter thickness.

5. Baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon.

6. Salt, ½ teaspoon.

7. Chopped cilantro, ¼ cup.

8. Broken cashews.


PREPARATION:

Fry the cashews in a little oil until they turn golden brown. Mix wheat rava, oat bran, beaten curd, baking soda, salt, cashews, chopped cilantro with 2/3 cup of water. Add more water if needed until the desired consistency is reached. The batter should be just thick enough to pour into the molds. Pour the batter into regular idlis mould and steam for 10 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the mould and serve hot with any chutney or sambar.


Variation: Mustard seeds can be spluttered and added to the batter and fried channa dhal can also be added.

54 comments:

anudivya said...

Just when I was coming back from my break!
I love the idea of using oats in idlis... will be trying it soon.

Ann said...

humm! All time fav breakfast or dinner item for me, idli texture looks perfect!

Kiran said...

Have a nice vacation.

Kiran said...

Dear Gita,the oat-wheat rava idlis look very soft and yummy.A very healthy recipe indeed.

Rumana Rawat said...

Oooooooh i love rawa idli... i am not able to make rawa idli b'coz in korea i dint find the idli cooker...
This looks very tasty...

Kanchan said...

Never thought of using oats in idli, quite innovative .

Swapna Sree said...

oats & wheat ravva idli sound gr8 and interesting..have a nice vacation...

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi gita,
i was hunting for some cracked wheat recipe....thx dear for the awesome recipe:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Enjoy your vacation gita,have a great time....and such a great idea to use oats this way..looks delicious and perfect

Nandini said...

This is so healthy and yummy at the same time! Kids will surely like it! Have a happy & relaxing vacation!

Soma Pradhan said...

This is a super healthy recipe...

Cham said...

It is in my to do list! Looks soft and perfect! Have a nice break!

Pedhakka said...

First time here !!!These look perfectly soft and delicious! Its been a while since I made them !!!

kitchen queen said...

delicious and healthy idlis.

shanthi said...

Sounds interesting and new

Pavithra said...

very healthy .... Happy vacation dear

priya said...

healthy and yummy idli, dear

Supriya Nair said...

Amazing idea of adding the oats and the broken wheat. It is definitely a very healthy breakfast. Bookmarked!

BeenaShylesh said...

hmmmmm i love idli very much.......

Priya said...

Definitely a healthy idli Gita, looks awesome..

Meena said...

lovely idli...

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Have a great vacation...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice healthy idli...
Have a nice vacation :-)

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey such a healthy one..looks great

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Shama Nagarajan said...

i tried this with white rava...nice one...healthy too

Tina said...

Soft and delicious idli...

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy combination.. this looks healthy and delicious.. nice presentation.. )

Ms.Chitchat said...

Healthy idlis. Loved the platter. Have a lovely weekend.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Wow.. .gita...
this rocks.....
could u share the red chutney recipe too?

PALATABLE said...

Love this healthy and yummy idli, great presentation too..

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SathyaSridhar said...

wooow!!! very innovative idea oats n wheat rava idli superb, am also from diabeties family.. i hv to start to control my food habits ,,, very healthy version of food recipes in your blog,,

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!..pass me that platter...i m hungry for some now :)

Vrinda said...

Gr8 healthy idlies,bookmarked it..will try it for sure...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very innovative. Love the oats twist in the idlis!

Parita said...

Fantastic and healthy combo!

Panchpakwan said...

Very nice idlis..adding ots is new to me..
Looks so yumm

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious idly..Love it!

Usha said...

Very healthy, looks delicious !

Preety said...

idli made a more healthy way..looks good

Aparna S Mallya said...

great idea to use oats in the idli. looks yummy.

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a nice delicious & healthy breakfast dear!!! looks great with the two chutneys there!!!

Gulmohar said...

oats in idlis is new for me..looks so soft n yumm
Have a fun vacation..enjoy :D

SpicyTasty said...

healthy recipe...looks perfect for me.

Jagruti said...

wow..very healthy and tasty too..I am making Idly today, I'll add some oats too..thanks for sharing!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo,a special thanks to u for this healthy dish :)

Padhu said...

Nice and healthy recipes with oats Bookmarked!

Priya said...

Oats idly is my fav...hey,pls collect the award from my blog..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Wheat idly looks neat with all that pretty chutney. Great recipe. Btw, just now seeing your anecdote....,may I get any update dear. I dont know what happened...but wish you a pleasant vacation. keep in touch dear.

Yasmeen said...

Such hearty breakfast always makes me hungry :D

shahana said...

Loved your healthy idlis!

Nisha said...

I'm going to try this soon.

R said...

my first time here, i have to cook for relatives who r diabetics often, so this blog is like a life saver, will definitely add u to my blogroll!! simply luv this idli recipe which i am definitely going to try out :))

SpicyTasty said...

wow!! that sounds healthy and yummy...

Smesha said...

I tried this recipe ..the texture was exactly the same.. But it doesn't taste so yummy n good like white rava idly..why is it so ???

Smesha said...

Hi Gita.. Today I tried this recipe wheat oats idly.. The texture was exactly the same as u did..but the taste was not so tasty n yummy like white rava idly .. Why is it so ?