Posted by ST at Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, one has to make sure they don't skip it. When you are on a diabetic diet, the usual idli and Dosa doesn't suit as it is made with rice. So for them this dish is perfectly suitable as this Idli is made with oats and Bombay Rava .This is very quick to make and very tasty to eat and tastes same like rava idli.
Makes :-12 Idlis
Instant oats - 1 cup (I used quaker oats)
Rava - 1/2 cup (I used Bombay rava, you can use wheat rava also)
Water - 1 cup or as required
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Carrot - 1 medium , grated
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Green chilli - 2-3 , finely chopped
Few Broken Cashews
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - Few finely chopped
Curry leaves -Few
Baking soda / fruit salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - to grease idli plates
Oil - 1 tsp
1) First dry roast Oats for 3-5 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes and set it aside .Cool it completely then grind it to a fine powder. Transfer to mixing bowl.
2) Then dry roast rava for 3-5 mins until nice aroma comes, then set it aside. Transfer to mixing bowl.
3) Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds .When it splutters add bengalgram dal , broken cashews , curry leaves,hing ,ginger,green chillies.Saute for a minute then add the veggies u want to add ( I added grated carrot )and chopped coriander leaves. Give it a quick fry .Transfer to mixing bowl,add salt,curd ,water as required and make a batter. The consistency should be similar to rava idli batter consistency (neither too runny nor too thick). Mix well.
4) Add Eno fruit salt or baking soda just before making idlies and mix well. This will give you a frothy/airy batter which gives a soft spongy idlies.
5) Pour the batter in to a greased idly plates and steam just like the regular idlies but for more time,say 13-15 minutes,until done.
6) Cool for a minute and transfer to a serving plate.Serve hot with any chutney of your choice or with Sambar.