Oats Idli (Heart-friendly and Low Cholesterol Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

Oats Idli (Heart-friendly and Low Cholesterol Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

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Although the original idli itself is quite nutritious, this innovative version is even more wholesome and filling. Oats idli replaces rice with oats, to help reduce the fat content and keep cholesterol levels in check. You can also add some boiled veggies to the batter to enhance the fibre content further. These idlis can be prepared any time, since the batter does not require to be fermented. However, this also means that the idlis will not rise when cooked, so don't worry when you see a flat outcome. Enjoy these idlis fresh and hot with green chutney and sambhar.


Recipe Description for Oats Idli

Preparation Time: 
Fermenting time:  1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Makes 14 idlis
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For Oats Idli
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
2 tbsp curd (dahi)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 tsp fruit salt
1/2 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving With Oats Idli


For oats idli

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  2. Add 1 cups of water, curd, ginger- green chilli paste and salt and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency.
  3. Cover and keep aside to rest for 1 hour.
  4. Mix the batter well, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water and mix it gently.
  5. Grease the idli moulds using oil and put spoonfuls of batter into them.
  6. Steam in an idli steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are cooked.
  7. Demould the {span class="bold1"}oats idlis{/span} and serve idli immediately with sambhar.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Heart CookbookBuy this cookbook

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