Friday, October 12, 2012

Oats- Rava Idli

Oats- Rava Idli is a healthy breakfast. It is very simple and requires few ingredients. I got this recipe from a FB friend. When I saw this recipe, I noted it instantly and tried the next day itself (I made slight variations to the original recipe). The idlis turned out very fluffy and I loved its texture. This is a good way to include oats:-)

  • Quick cooking Oats- 2/3 cup
  • Rava/ Semolina- 2/3 cup
  • Yogurt/ Curd- 2/3 cup
  • Water- 4/3 cup
  • Eno- 3/4 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil- For greasing idli mould
(Note that you can use any cup for measurement. The amount of oats, rava, curd are equal while the amount of water is double (the amount of water required may depend on the thickness of the curd. So add it accordingly, as required). Vary the amount of salt and eno accordingly).


Dry roast the oats for 2-3 minutes or until you get a nice aroma. Then allow it to cool. Then grind it to make a coarse powder.

Now take a mixing bowl. Add the coarse powder of oats, semolina, salt and curd. Mix well. Then add water. Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. The final consistency of the batter should be thick, but of pouring consistency.

Meanwhile grease the idli moulds using oil. When the batter is ready, then add eno and mix it well. You will see that the batter starts to rise. Pour the batter in the idli mould.

Then steam them in a steamer or pressure cooker (without whistle) for 15 minutes. Then allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes. Oats- Rava Idli is ready!!

Serve it hot with coconut chutney, sambhar or any other side dish of your choice. I served it with Pudina Chutney. Above measurement makes 12 medium sized idlis.


  1. Hi your website..want to try this recipe..If I skip Eno, will it taste similar or can I use somethign else?

    1. Hi Shaila, sorry for the delayed reply. Eno is the key ingredient here. If you skip it the idlis will turn hard. You can try substituting eno with baking soda. But I have not tried it though. Hope this helps you.

  2. Thanks a lot..just now saw your msg..thxx for the info..