Instant Oats Idli Recipe
Oats is a healthy way to kick start one’s day and I try to include it in our diet at least 3-4 times a week. I have noticed that hardly any Indian recipes with oats have made it to the blog even though oats are an integral part of our morning breakfast routine.
A couple of blog readers have been requesting for recipes using oats and I thought it would be a good idea to do a series of Indian oats recipes on similar lines to Chaat recipes that I did two years ago.
The highly nutritious, wholesome, high fiber, nutty and filling oatmeal is a regular breakfast fare for Nehal, either in the form of a savory vegetable broth or a fruit/yogurt porridge, which usually takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Satish and I prefer our Indian-ized oatmeal avatars – upma, rava dosa, instant rava idli, ponganalu, pongal, uttappam, roti, bisi bele bath and the likes.
Using oats in Indian style recipes can be quite tricky as it tends to have a sticky texture, so its a good idea to dry roast the oats for a few minutes before using it. I usually dry roast a packet of oats and store it especially for Indian style recipes with oats. I’m kick starting the series with a favorite breakfast of mine, Instant Oats Idli recipe.