If eating oats in the form of sugar-free porridge doesn`t appeal to you, try this healthy, steamed version.
Oats 1 cup
Wheat rava (godhumai rava) 1/2 cup
Curd 1/2 cup
Vegetables of your choice As needed
Water 1/2 cup+more if needed
salt 1 tsp(adjust per ur taste)
Eno fruit salt 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Green chillies,finely chopped 2 nos
Chopped coriander leaves 1 tblsp
Chopped ginger 1 tsp
Oil 11 tsp - tblsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Channa dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Dry roast oats for 3 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes.
Powder it coarsely after it cools down.
Heat a pan with oil and temper the items in the table `To temper`, followed by the veggies and ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves.
Give it a quick fry and add the wheat rava and fry for a minute in medium flame.
Transfer to mixing bowl, add salt, curd, lemon juice, water as required and make a batter, which consistency is similar to our idly batter.(neither too runny nor too thick). Mix well.
Add Eno fruit salt just before making idlies and mix well.
This will give you a frothy/airy batter which gives a soft spongy idly.
Pour the batter in a greased idly plate and cook just like you cook the regular idlies but for more time, say 10-15 minutes, until done.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.