How to make Oats Idli - SK Khazana -

A healthier version of the popular breakfast snack - idli

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Oats (ओट्स ), Semolina

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Oats Idli - SK Khazana

Oats Idli - SK Khazana Recipe Card


India’s peninsular region comprises of four states that can all together boast of around a dozen different cuisines. This is more than any other part of Asia.
There is something unique about the South Indian food that evokes extreme devotion from all who take pride in its food culture. 
South Indian cuisine has its own niche. If you are in Andhra Pradesh you will relish a coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalseema cuisine in addition to Mughlai in Nizami style. Karnataka? It will give you north Karnataka, Saraswat, Coorgi and Mangalorean cuisines. Take a trip to Tamil Nadu to relish its Chettinad cuisine, Madurai and Coimbatore styles of cooking. Kerala, God’s own country, has the Moplah, the Syrian Christian and the Palakkad Iyer food to boast of.
South Indian food is based on a calculated and scientific culture that has been passed down from one generation to another. There is a basic understanding of what to eat in the winters and summers, what not to when one is ill, what to eat to avoid being ill and what to eat when one has a fever. There are no owners for these rules but these safely guarded secrets and recipes are an integral part of traditional South Indian home cooking.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Oats Idli - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Oats powdered 2 cups

  • Semolina 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1/4 cup

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • French beans chopped 1/4 cup

  • Carrot finely chopped 1/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Oil to grease

  • Coconut chutney to serve


Step 1

Add oats, semolina, baking powder, salt, ginger, capsicum, green chilli, beans, carrot and curd in a bowl, whisk together. Add some water and whisk to form a lump-free batter of required consistency.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 3

Grease a mini idli mould, pour the batter into the dents in the mould, place it in the steamer, close with the lid and steam for 8-9 minutes.

Step 4

Bring the mould out of the steamer and let it cool slightly before demoulding the idlis.

Step 5

Arrange the idlis on a serving plate and serve warm with coconut chutney.

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