Instant Quinoa Oat Idli

Quinoa Oat Idli is wholesome, the best part is that you can make it instantly. This gluten-free idli is loaded with the healthy goodness of the super grain Quinoa and Oats. This recipe requires no grinding of batter or fermentation time and can be done instantly within minutes. Can be served as a breakfast/lunch. Good lunch box option as well. With the flavorful seasoning and with veggies, this instant Quinoa Oat idli tastes best. This idli can be paired with a tomato or coconut chutney.

Quinoa is one among the world’s most popular healthy foods. A gluten-free high-protein, high-fiber and low-fat grain, quinoa is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in B and E- vitamins, and minerals.

Oats are rich in fiber and protein. They also help lower cholesterol.

Instant Quinoa Oat Idli

Step by step photo instructions

  1. Just grind quinoa and oats separately into powder.
  2. Heat a pan, lightly roast 2 cups quinoa powder and 1/2 cup oat powders.
  3. Add these powders to a mixing bowl.

4. Seasoning: Heat the small pan with 2 tsp oil, add 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, cumin, 1 tsp each chana dal, urad dal and 2 red broken red chillies. Saute till dals turn golden.

5. Add 1 cup curd/yogurt, 1/4 cup each finely chopped carrots, onions, 2 tbsp cilantro, 1 tbsp curry leaves, 1 tbsp green chillies, few roasted cashews, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup water and seasoning to the mixing bowl.

6. Mix everything well to make idli batter. Adjust water to the desired consistency. The batter should be little thick not too slurry as the idlis turn sticky.

7. Meanwhile, get the steamer or cooker ready for steaming by adding water to the bottom of the cooker or steamer. Grease the idli moulds with little oil or ghee.

8. Add 2 tsp Eno fruit salt along with 2-3 tsp of water to the batter and mix well to make the batter airy.

9. Immediately pour spoon full of idli batter to the greased idli moulds. Once all the plates are filled, place them one above the other on a stand (that holds the plates together). Place the idli stand in the steamer or pressure cooker. Make sure the holes on each plate align with the batter filled portion in the plate below . Place the steamer on high heat for 10 minutes. If using pressure cooker for steaming, remove the whistle and steam the idlis for about 15 minutes.

10. After steaming time, turn off the heat. Remove the idli plates from steamer/pressure cooker. Scoop out the idlis with a spoon starting from the edge.

11. Serve healthy and delicious quinoa idlis with your favorite chutneys like roasted chickpea chutney or peanut or tomato.

How to make Instant Quinoa Oat Idli

PREP TIME: 10 MINS  COOK TIME: 15 MINS  TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS  COURSE: MAIN COURSE  CUISINE:INDIAN SERVINGS: 4 YIELDS: 24 IDLIS

Ingredients

  • Quinoa Powder – 2 cups, lightly roasted
  • oat powder – 1/2 cup, lightly roasted
  • curd/yogurt and water – 1 cup each
  • carrot, onion – 1/4 cup each, finely chopped
  • green chillies and curry leaves – 1 tbsp each, finely chopped
  • cilantro – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • salt – 1 tsp
  • cashew nuts – few, roasted
  • oil – 2 tsp
  • Eno fruit salt – 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Just grind quinoa and oats separately into powder.
  2. Heat a pan, lightly roast quinoa and oat powders.
  3. Add these powders to a mixing bowl.
  4. Seasoning: Heat the small pan with oil, add 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, cumin, 1 tsp each chana dal, urad dal and 2 red broken red chillies. Saute till dals turn golden.
  5. Add curd/yogurt, finely chopped carrots, onions, cilantro, curry leaves, green chillies, roasted cashews, salt, water and seasoning to the mixing bowl.
  6. Mix everything well to make idli batter. Adjust water to the desired consistency. The batter should be little thick not too slurry as the idlis turn sticky.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the steamer or cooker for steaming by adding water to the bottom. Grease the idli moulds with little oil or ghee.
  8. Add eno fruit salt along with 2-3 tsp of water to the batter and mix well to make the batter airy.
  9. Immediately pour spoon full of idli batter to the greased idli moulds. Once all the plates are filled, place them one above the other on a stand (that holds the plates together). Place the idli stand in the steamer or pressure cooker. Make sure the holes on each plate align with the batter filled portion in the plate below . Place the steamer on high heat for 10 minutes. If using pressure cooker for steaming, remove the whistle and steam the idlis for about 15 minutes.
  10. After steaming time, turn off the heat. Remove the idli plates from steamer/pressure cooker. Scoop out the idlis with a spoon starting from the edge.
  11. Serve healthy and delicious quinoa idlis with your favorite chutneys like roasted chickpea or peanut or tomato.

Tips

  1. If you don’t like veggies, you may skip adding them.
  2. You can grind and store quinoa and oats into powder the night before or when you have time, to save time.
  3. You may adjust the quantity of veggies and water.

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