How to make Oats Suji Idli -

Idlis made with oats and semolina in a jiffy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Oats (ओट्स ), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

Oats Suji Idli

Oats Suji Idli Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Oats Suji Idli Recipe

  • Oats 3/4 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1/2 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Carrots grated 1/4 cup

  • Green peas mashed 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Soda bicarbonate 1/8 teaspoon


Step 1

Put yogurt in a bowl, add oats, semolina, salt and one cup water.

Step 2

Mix well and set aside for ten minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, black gram, Bengal gram and asafoetida.

Step 4

When the seeds begin to splutter, add onions and curry leaves and sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Add the tempering to the yogurt mixture alongwith carrot, green peas, coriander leaves, soda bi-carbonate and a little water and stir well.

Step 6

Heat sufficient water in a steamer, grease idli moulds.

Step 7

Pour the batter into idli moulds, place them in the steamer and steam for twenty minutes on medium heat or till done.

Step 8

Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup.

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