Sunday, March 8, 2015

Oats Rava Idli

Ingredients (Makes 16 idlis):
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup coarse semolina
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1 sprig curry leaves finely chopped
2 green chili - finely chopped
2 tbsp chana dal
2 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1) Dry roast rolled oats until the colour starts to change. Keep aside to cool.
2) Dry roast semolina until an aroma wafts out.
3) Grind oats and yogurt into a fine paste. Add semolina and mix into a thick batter. Add more water if needed. Mix in the yeast. Cover and wait for it to raise for 30 mins.
4) After 30 minutes, heat 3 tbsp oil in a skillet. After a minute, once sufficiently hot add urad dal, chana dal and mustard seeds. Wait for it to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry for 5-10 seconds. Mix this to the batter with coriander leaves and green chili.
5) Grease idli moulds with oil. Heat 2 cups of water in the steamer. Add baking soda to the batter and spoon the batter into the moulds. Place the moulds in the steamer. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
6) Once done, scoop out the idlis using a spoon.

Serve with coconut chutney

Tip 1: You can make these idlis more healthy by adding 1 grated carrot and more herbs like dill or spinach to the batter.
Tip 2: Pressure cooker can be used to steam as well. Steps remain the same except do not place the weight on top.

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