Monday, April 21, 2014

Simple Rava - Oats Idli (Plain)

Rava -Oats idly is a simply super dish and we can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as snack too.
Rava - Oats  idli normally is a quick done dish and you do not need much of time or ingredients. These idli is very easy to prepare and healthy too.

Rava is a wheat grain and Oats are known and labeled as Healthy food. Combining these too and prepared idly, using little curd, salt and Eno salt. Idlis are soft and spongy and fits for all age group people diet.

Lets see some benefits of using Oats and Curd.(Yogurt).
Oats enhance immune response to infection. It stabilizes the blood sugar. Oats are rich source of magnesium. They are full of fiber and they have antioxidant compounds. Oats help to control the blood pressure. They are great source of phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1

Using curd in your diet helps to improve the digestive system and strengthen the immune system. Helps to
cope with stomach problem and helps to get strong bones and teeth since it contain calcium. Helps to minimise the risk of high blood pressure.It also helps control high level of cholesterol.

Here is a recipe of Rava - Oats Idli , that is very easy to prepare and minimum ingredients that you have at home. As I said it before we can have these idli for any time of the day.

Ingredients :

Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups (medium sized)
Oats : 2 Cups
Curd : 1 Cup
Eno Salt : 1 Tea spoon
Salt : Required
Water : required.

Method :

1. Roast oats and rava for 3 to 4 minutes and dry grind oats when it is cooled.

2. Put 1 glass of water to curd and mix it well.
3. Take a big bowl and add Semolina,, dry ground Oats, salt and curd.
4. Mix it well and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Apply oil or ghee to the idli plates and keep it ready.\\\\
6. Put 2 glasses of water in a pressure cooker or idli cooker and keep it on fire. Let the water boil.
7. Now add Eno salt to rava oats mixture and mix it nicely. 

 8. Place a spoon of rava oats mixture in each mould in the idli plate.
9. Arrange the plates in the pressure cooker and steam for 10 minutes. (do not use weight).
10. Take out the idli from the pressure cooker and serve with your choice of side dish you have prepared.

 Note : 

Roasting rava is purely optional.  ( I have roasted).
Adding sour curd helps to get the best idli. You can also use cooking soda instead of Eno. You can add some grated coconut if you like. These idlis goes very well with any kind of sambar and coconut chutney.
Serves : 4 to 5 (20 idlis can be done)
Time : 30 minutes.