Oats & Carrot Idli

Aditi Mammen Gupta

Food Product Formulator & Food Content Creator

3 min read

Ease

6

Approx. Cost

INR 150

Serves

5

Cooking Time

20 Min

Ingredients list

Oil: ½ tablespoon
Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon
Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon
Urad dal: ½ teaspoon
Chana dal: 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (Hing): 1 pinch
Chopped green chillies: 1 teaspoon
Finely chopped curry leaves: 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste: 1 teaspoon
Grated carrot: 1
Powdered rolled oats: 1 cup
Fine rava: ½ cup
Water: 1 cup or slightly more if required
Crushed black pepper: ½ teaspoon
Baking soda: ½ teaspoon
Chopped coriander leaves: 3 teaspoon
Salt per taste

Preparation


Step 1 :

Place a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the oil and wait for it to heat up slightly. Add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal and let them splutter. Put in the asafoetida, pepper, green chillies, chopped curry leaves and ginger paste. After a minute, add in the grated carrots and sauté for 2 minutes. Now add the rava and roast till aromatic. Add the powdered oats and roast well. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool completely.

Step 2 :

Mix water and pour it into the cooled oat mixture along with the chopped coriander leaves and salt. Mix well and let it rest for 20 minutes. Prepare the idli steamer and wait for the water to become hot. Once the steamer is ready, sprinkle baking soda into the oat-idli mixture and mix quickly till well combined. Immediately pour into the idli maker and steam. If you don’t immediately steam the idlis after adding the baking soda, the idlis will become hard. So try to use all the idli batter in one lot for steaming.

Step 3 :

Steam the idlis for around 15-20 minutes till they are done. A toothpick inserted into the idli should come out clean. Remove from the heat and let them cool slightly. Take the idlis out from the moulds with a spoon dipped in hot water.

Step 4:

Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

Health benefits

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth, incredibly nutritious, gluten-free whole grain and packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

Oatmeal makes a delicious breakfast food and may help you lose weight by making you feel full or longer because it is rich in fibre. Oatmeal contains manganese, phosphorus, magnesium: copper: iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1 (thiamin) and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

Avenanthramides the polyphenols found in oats lower blood pressure and increase the production of nitric oxide that provides an anti-inflammatory effect. Oats are also high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness. It also reduces constipation.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of several B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and potassium.

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