Instant Oats Idli is a recipe for someone who always want to start a day in a healthy way. Instead of having a regular idli or an oatmeal, you can try this wonderful recipe of healthy combination of the idli with oats. 

Oats idli is a complete meal by itself and it is super tasty and delicious. In my current blog, I would like to share the simple breakfast recipe of idli with oats. I am sure you would love to have the oats idli with family.

We are constantly looking for something different to eat. I am sure when you try this recipe you would start your day so fresh and bright with a healthy meal. 

Instant Oats Idli

How do I make Instant Oats idli 

Oats are one of the fine ingredients which are incredibly nutritious. It keeps you filling , control your cholesterol and helps in reducing weight. You must definitely try this super nutritious recipe to have a healthy family.

Utensils and the time required for making the Instant Oats Idli

Using the right utensils enhances the speed of the cooking process. You need very basic utensils already available in the kitchen . You will also need less time in preparing this recipe.


Pressure Cooker for making idlis

1 Bowl to transfer the idli batter

Chopping board


Frying pain to make the vegetable mixture

Spatula for frying the ingredients


20 Minutes


10 minutes


10 minutes in Idli cooker

What are the ingredients for Instant Oats Idli 

I would always like to enhance the flavor and nutritious factor of the food. Instead of making plain oats idli  , you must try to add some veggies to make it more delicious.

Instant Oats Idli


3 Cups of idli batter 

Green Chilies -1 

Curry leaves 

Coriander leaves

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Water – 1 Cups

Oats – 1/2 cup

Capsicum – 1/2 cup

Grated Carrot – 1/2 cup

ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Salt – According to taste

Steps to prepare the Instant Oats Idli 

If you are health conscious, then you must add veggies too to the oats idli to make it more healthy. You will be surprised to  see how healthy this breakfast recipe can turn into. Just by simply adding oats and some veggies. I am sure you and your family would like to eat oats idli breakfast often to have a filling meal.

Place the pan and turn on the stove

Take the frying pan and place it on the stove. Turn on the stove and keep it in medium flame.

Instant Oats Idli

Roast the oats in the pan with medium heat

Take half cup of oats and add it the frying pain and roast  for 2 to 3 mins. You must sure you roast oats in medium heat so that oats are not burnt and roasted at right heat

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Grind the oats to a coarse powder 

Let the roasted oats cool for sometime on its own. After the oats are cooled down, transfer it to the mixer and grind it to a coarse powder. Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside to be added to the idli batter.

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Add oil to the pan and heat it.

Take a clean frying pan and turn on the stove with medium flame. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and heat it in medium flame.

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Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies to the pan and saute

Once the oil is hot enough, add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutters add curry leaves and also the green chillies. Curry leaves is one of the important ingredients for adding flavor. Instead of adding the curry leaves directly, cooking them in oil would give more flavor to the food. Saute them well for few seconds

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Add chopped capsicum , turmeric powder and saute well

Now you must add the chopped capsicum and also 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and saute well

Instant Oats Idli

Add the grated ginger and saute well

Add grated ginger to the vegetable in the frying fan and saute well. Ginger adds good flavor to the food and also has many health benefits to the digestive system.

Instant Oats Idli

Add grated carrot , salt and saute well

Finally add the grated carrot the frying pan with some salt to taste and saute well. You are making the idli super nutritious adding many healthy ingredients. Let the vegetable mixture cool for sometime and the vegetable mixture is ready to be mixed with idli batter.

Instant Oats Idli

Take the idli batter to the bowl 

You need to take the idli batter and transfer to the bowl. Take a large bowl as you will be adding more ingredients to the batter.

Instant Oats Idli

Add the ground oats powder to the batter and mix well

You should now add the ground oats powder little by little to the idli batter and mix well. Make sure you mix it well such that there are no lumps in the idli batter.

Instant Oats Idli

Add the vegetable mixture to the batter and mix well

You must now add the vegetable mixture to the batter and mix well. You must make sure the vegetable mixture is mixed well in the batter so that there vegetable mixture evenly distributed in the batter.

Instant Oats Idli

Add little water to adjust the consistency of the batter 

You must add some water to the batter if it is thick to adjust the consistency of the batter. You must make sure to have the idli batter with right consistency.

Instant Oats Idli

Take the idli cooker and add water 

Place the idli cooker on the stove and add 1/2 cup of water to the idli cooker.

Instant Oats Idli

Grease the idli moulds 

You can use ghee or any vegetable oil and apply to the moulds of the ldli cooker. This will help the idli to slid away easily from the moulds when it is cooked.

Instant Oats Idli

Pour the oats idli batter to the moulds and garnish with coriander leaves

Add the oats idli batter to the greased idli moulds using a ladle and top it with the coriander leaves. Coriander leaves again another ingredient which imparts a beautiful smell to the idlis,

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Place the idli stand in the cooker

You must now place the idli stand in the cooker and turn on the stove. You must sure to keep the medium flame. 

Instant Oats Idli

Let the idli cook for ten mins

Cook the idli for ten mins on the medium flame. 

Instant Oats Idli

Check if the idli is cooked well

If you want to check the idli is cooked well. You can use a knife or fork or tooth pick and poke in the idli . If the idli is cooked well, knife or fork or the tooth pick would come out clean.

Instant Oats Idli

Remove the idli stand from the cooker

You must now remove the idli stand from the cooker and let is cool down by itself. After the idli is cooled down, remove the idlis and transfer it to bowl or plate.

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Serve the  instant oats idli 

Super nutritious oats idlis are ready to be served. Serve it with peanut chutney.  If you want also try idli with vegetable stuffed in the idli if you are person looking for nutritious recipe.

Instant Oats Idli

Key tips to have pleasant cooking of Instant Oats idli

I would like to share some important tips  that I follow, You must ensure to follow them as it gives you a amazing cooking experience in your kitchen.

Cool the fried oats before grinding

It is very important to cool the roasted oats before you add it to the mixer.If the grinding content is hot, it can through the lid off while grinding due to the heat. So cooling down the content helps the lid to stay put

Make sure the blender cover is not loose

You must ensure the blender cover is not loose. So that you can avoid the grinding content coming out of the mixer while it is running

Roast oats in medium flame

You must roast oats in the medium flame. This way you will ensure the oats are not burnt and this can spoil the taste of the idlis

Healthy Ingredients to idli

You can add capsicum , carrot and ginger etc to make the idli even more nutritious. Instead of using plain oats idli , adding these ingredients makes it super healthy

No lumps in the batter

You must make sure that there are no lumps formed so that the idli is cooked well. You must mix the idli batter well when the ground oats powder is added to the batter by whisking it well

Right batter consistency

You can add to the idli batter to adjust the consistency of the batter. Especially after the oats powder is added, the batter will become thick. Add little water and mix well so that the batter is not too thick. If the batter is thick, the idli will not be soft.

Mix the vegetable Mixture well

When you add the vegetable mixture to the idli batter, you must make sure to mix the idli batter well. This way you will ensure the idli batter has vegetable mix evenly all over.

Curry leaves enhance the taste

It is important to add the curry leaves as it helps to enhance the taste. But it is always recommended to cooked to oil first and them add it to the rest of the ingredients while cooking. This is the best way to bring out the flavor

You must have had a wonderful experience learning this super nutritious recipe. Feel free to add more veggies to the batter and let me know your experience of cooking this recipe. I will be happy to know and answer any questions you may have.