- 3 cups oats (1 minute quick cooking oats)
- 1 1/2 cups fine semolina (rava)
- 5-6 green chillies cut very fine (the small thai variety) ( or according to taste)
- 2 tsp split chick pea lentil (chana dhal)
- 6 tsp broken cashew nuts
- 2 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp salt ( or according to taste)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- handful cilantro cut fine
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or any other oil)
- plain yogurt (about 4 1/2 cups for the entire quantity of oats idli powder)
Do remember that once the idli powder is mixed with yogurt it needs to be steamed immediately otherwise it will not rise well so only mix required quantities of mixture with yogurt.
The fine semolina can be substituted with coarse semolina
You can very easily double or half this recipe to make quantities that you require. Just maintain the proportion of 2: 1 for oats to semolina
This turned out to be very mild with the number of green chillies I used so if you like your idli’s really spicy then you may want to increase the number of green chillies in this recipe
If you do not have an idli mould you could very easily place the mixture in a greased curved stainless steel plate, steam until done and cut into squares before serving.