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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Oats and Dalia Idli / Healthy Broken Wheat Oats Snack Recipe


Oats and dalia idli is a nutritious fiber rich snack made with broken wheat ( dalia), oats and vegetables. This idli is a delicious and filling and a flavorful variation to the usual rice idli. It can be served as breakfast or packed in kids lunch box. Oats dalia idli is diabetic friendly and an instant snack that can be made within 30 minutes. As it does not require any fermentation , this idli is perfect for busy mornings or for unannounced guests. The idli is soft, fluffy and delicious and best part is that it does not have baking soda, so can be served as baby food too !


 I have recently joined a Facebook group called Recipe Swap Challenge , an initiative by Jolly Makkar, a talented blogger. This is my first entry for the group. Here fellow bloggers participating in the event are paired and they have to visit the blog of their partner and bookmark the recipes, they wish to try out. Any one dish is recreated and posted on their blogs with due credit given to the author. I find this as one of the best ways to connect with new people and appreciate the work of your fellow bloggers . For this month , my partner for the event is Renu Agrawal Dongre , who is computer engineer by profession and a working mom. Renu blogs at CookwithRenu. Check out her wonderful blog for healthy and nutritious recipes . I have bookmarked a few recipes from her blog to try out and settled with this Oats and Dalia ( Broken wheat ) Idli for this event.


I have added grated carrots, green peas, chopped curry leaves , green chilies and grated ginger to the idli batter with basic tempering of mustard , cumin and sesame seeds. You may add vegetables of your choice in this idli. This delicious and filling snack and can be served with any chutney or dip of your choice or with sambar. I have served the idli with Coconut Coriander chutney . So lets get started.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves: 9

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup instant ( quick cooking) oats
3/4 cups dalia (broken / cracked wheat)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 2-3 tablespoon curd
  • 1-2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 inch grated ginger
  • 1 green chili finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil + for greasing
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Dry roast the oats on a low to medium flame for 1-2 minutes. Remove on a plate and allow to cool before grinding it to a powder in a blender jar. Keep the powdered oats aside until use.



 2. In the same wok , add 1-2 teaspoon ghee and roast the dalia (broken /cracked wheat) on low flame until aromatic. Take care not to burn the dalia. Remove the ghee roasted dalia and keep aside.


3. In the same wok, add remaining ghee. To it , add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter , add the cumin seeds, followed by green chilies , finely chopped curry leaves and sesame seeds. Stir fry the spices for few seconds. Next add the grated carrot and green peas and saute for another 2-3 minutes.



4. To the stir fried veggies add the powdered oats and the ghee roasted dalia and mix everything very well and fry for a minute or so.


5. Remove this in a bowl. Add curd and salt to it and mix well. Adding very little water at a time, make a batter of this mix and set aside for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes , give a quick stir and add few teaspoon of waters only if required. The batter here is neither thin or thick but of the right dropping consistency. I required just 3/4 cup water in total. The water also depends on the quality of dalia and oats you use, so adjust accordingly.



6. Add water to the steamer or pot and allow it to boil. Make sure the base of the idli stand is above the water level when kept inside it , grease the idli stand with ghee or oil and spoon the batter into each mould. Once the water starts boiling , immerse the idli stand and close with a lid. Cook the idlis for a minimum of 15 minutes. To check the done-ness, insert a tooth pick in the centre of the idli , If it comes out clean, the idlis are done, if not cook for another 5 minutes. Now separate each stand layer and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Remove the idlis using spoon.


 7. Serve the delicious oats and dalia idlis warm with Fresh Coconut coriander chutney or any dip of your choice and enjoy !


Recipe Notes:
  • Do not add more water to the idli batter or else you will end up in soggy and sticky idlis in stead of soft and fluffy ones .
  • There is no baking soda in this recipe, so it can be served to babies above 8 months. ( just skip salt and green chilies if serving to babies under 1 year)
  • You may add 1/4 teaspoon each of urad dal ( skinned and split black gram ) or chana dal (split Bengal gram) in the tempering . 
I hope you would love to try out this healthy and delicious treats for your loved ones . Would love to know your thoughts , so feel free to drop any queries, suggestions and feedback in the comment section below.


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50 comments :

  1. Such a delicious and healthy treat. Perfect for breakfast, school snacks and just eating it at home for light dinner too. Lovely and wholesome! Good choice for the challenge Poonam

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  2. Such a healthy variation of idlis .. my favourite Breakfast.. I’ll surely try .

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    1. Do give it a try..i am sure you will love these delicious idlis

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  3. They look super delicious and soft...Perfectly done..

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  4. Wow, your oats and dalia idli look so soft and fluffy. Love the fact that they don't need any fermentation.

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    1. Absolutely Pavani ..these idlis turned super soft without the baking soda and fermentation

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  5. Would love to kick start my day with this healthy, nutritious and fibre rich idlies. How prefect and delicious they looks.

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  6. Idli sounds healthy, soft and delicious. Loved the use of oats and dalia in the idli. Perfect for breakfast. Bookmarking it to try later 😊

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    1. Thank you di..looking forward to your feedback

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  7. Super delicious and wholesome idlis!! They look so good, Poonam :)

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  8. This idli is a delicious and filling and a flavorful variation to the usual rice idli. Perfect for breakfast or kids lunch box.

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  9. Idli looks super healthy and tasty. Great to hear that these are beautifully made without the addition baking soda, eno or fermentation.

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  10. This is healthy and tasty, ideal for breakfast. Would love to try this one.

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  11. This is one of my favorite combos :) Awesome recipe, dear. I love to explore your related pages. You're too good.

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  12. wow! such a healthy and wholesome share. This will be my go to recipe for my son for sure. He loves idlis. Thanks:)

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    1. Glad to know that Meghna that your son too loves idlis..do give this version a try and share your feedback with us

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  13. Fabulous idli recipe shared. Loved the addition of having daliya. Bookmarked. I loved with all veggies and cooked one making me so drooling.

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  14. Ahaaaa, so so delicious as well as wholesome idlis poonam, love to grab !!

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  15. Billiant texture of the recipe poonam

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  16. Such a yummy and healthy treat. This is a great option for my toddler and mine too , I was looking these type of recipes where no baking soda as well no eno is required for Idlies. Thanks for mentioning my name in your post.This is really a great share πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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    1. Yes Jolly, that's what I love most about this idli. It is baby fruendlf without enough or baking soda.

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  17. You have made a healthy idli even healthier with oats and those lovely colourful vegetables.

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  18. Idli looks so soft and delicious. Loved the idea of this healthier version of idli. Superb share.

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  19. This is such a great option for breakfast. The recipe sounds healthy and delicious.

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  20. What a delicious way to enjoy oats and broken wheat! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or lunch.

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  21. Poonam, I've come across so many oats idli recipes but have been a bit vary about trying them out. When someone you know well, makes them, that's an incentive. I also like the idea of adding broken wheat to give it a good texture. Awesome share and yes Renu has so many healthy idli recipes on her blog.

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    1. Echo with your thoughts di .even I was a bit conscious before trying these no baking soda idlis..but they turned out very well. Do give it a try di

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  22. A very healthy and tasty recipe Poonam!Bookmarking this for the future breakfasts!

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    1. Thank you Amrita.I am glad you liked it .Looking forward to your feedback

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  23. Wow! this certainly is a healthy addition to my idli collection. Will definitely try it out.

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  24. Love these idlis. I have never tried with dali ya. And this will be in my next try. Lovely recipe selection😍

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  25. I have never used broken dalia in making idli. This is so innovative. I also love the way you have used veggies. so full of fibre and nutrients. great share

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