This is one dish which I enjoy consuming once in every 3 days. When we mention oats, most of the people picture it to be something bland and unbearable to eat. Lot of people consume oats as a part of their daily regime taking into consideration the advice given to them by their dietician. Yes, Oats, being sticky inconsistency, are definitely not that good in terms of flavour but we have to accept the fact that oats, being nutritionally rich, add up to our fitness.
Thinking of recipes with oats, most of the people have no choice left other than having it from the readymade flavoured packets which contain a huge amount of preservatives, artificial taste enhancers and many other ingredients which have zero nutritional value.
So, here is the recipe from my kitchen which going to give you a better substitute in terms of health and taste, as compared to those preservative rich oats.
Before moving to the recipe lets go through the nutritional facts of the dish.
OATS– It will be an endless discussion if we start talking about this grain. I still would love to share a few benefits of it. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals. Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber which decreases LDL (bad cholesterol) and blood sugar level. A unique group of antioxidants called Avenanthramides, which are almost solely found in oats. Moreover, oats give a fullness feel to the body which prohibits you from excess eating (most important for the gym freaks).
SEMOLINA– Semolina is high in protein and carbs. It is also rich in B vitamins, including Folate and Thiamine, which help create energy and support brain function. It contains Selenium, one that serves as an antioxidant to help prevent heart disease. And yes it is abundantly used in our daily diet.
CURD- In almost all Indian home mothers insist all the family members to have curd before starting a new practice. Not only in the rituals but curd has endless goodness for the human body. Curd is probiotic which reduces stomach and digestive issues, it improves immunity, it improves the beauty of skin n hair, prevents infections, reduces high blood pressure and lot more.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- ¾ cup roasted semolina
- ½ cup curd
- Salt as per taste
- 1tsp soda bicarb
- Water as required
- Roast the oats on low flame for 2-3 minutes with continuous tossing.
- Cool the oats and put them in the mixer jar and make a powder.
- Add oats and roasted semolina into a mixing bowl and mix.
- Add salt n curd to it
- Add water to it and mix properly to an idli batter consistency
- Keep the mixture aside for 1-2 hour
- Now add the soda bicarb to it and mix nicely.
- Get the idli steamer ready and grease the moulds by brushing them with a little bit of oil.
- Now pour the batter into the moulds and not put them in the steamer.
- After 20 min of steaming check the idlis.
- If it is done take that out and let it cool for 1 min before demoulding them.
Enjoy with your favourite chutney or sambhar…