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Instant Vegetable Oats Idli
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Instant Vegetable Oats Idli

Oats Idli is one of the Instant Idli which doesn't require the conventional process of soaking the rice, dal and grinding them to make an Idli. Also, it's low calorie and healthy made with Oats and vegetables of our choices. Easy and quick to make without compromising on the nutrition.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Breakfast, Evening Tiffen
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 26kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 2 Cups Oats I used Quick Oats
  • 1 Cup Semolina (Sooji / Rava)
  • 1.5 Cups Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 4 Beans
  • 1 tbsp Green Peas
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt As Needed

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)


  • Take a pan and add oats to it. Dry roast the oats till we get a nice aroma and the oats turn slightly brown color. Remove the roasted oats and allow it to cool off and then grind it in a mixer to a nice powder
  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add channa dal and fry till the dals turns golden brown color. Add chopped green chillies and saute it for 10 seconds. Add Grated carrot, chopped beas and capsicum along with green peas and saute them in medium flame for 2 minutes
  • Add semolina to the pan and roast them for 3 minutes.When the semolina slightly changes its color add chopped coriander leaves and mix well and remove from flame. 
  • Take the contents in the pan to a bowl and add powdered oats along with salt. To this add sour curd and mix well. .
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter like our traditional idli batter. Finally add soda salt and mix well and keep the batter for 5-10 minutes. We can notice lots of bubbles in the batter. The addition of soda salt helps in getting softer and fully idlis. Grease the idli plates with oil and pour the oats idli batter
  • Steam cook them for 10 minutes. After the idlis are cooked completely, allow the idli plates to cool off completely. Using a wet spoon, gently remove each idli and place it in a serving plate
  • Serve the delicious Instant Vegetable Oats Idli with Tiffen Sambar, Chutney or milagai podi (Gun Powder). I always prefer to have oats idli with milagai podi which is a great combination for this. Enjoy your healthy breakfast and share your comments!!!



  1. We can use Eno Salt instead of Baking Soda
  2. Let the Oats powder be coarse so that the Idli is not sticky
  3. We can use any type of oats like Instant, Rolled or steel-cut
  4. After adding eno salt or baking soda, do not keep the batter aside for more than a minute. More we keep, the batter will become so diluted


Serving: 1Idli | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Iron: 1.8mg