Rava idli with Oats/ Semolina idli with Oats:

I normally used to make plain Oats idli, earlier. It is our favourite breakfast item and I wanted to make a slight change while preparing and used my Rava idli making method with oats added in it and served with Potato Sagu as how I serve normal Rava idli. It tasted good and we started liking this method instead of making plain Rava idli. This is one more instant and handy recipe for me and works just fine even in kid’s lunch box as well. Addition of oats increases the nutritional value of the dish. So, whenever excess curd is there, this is one more recipe to indulge in that too without any grinding and prior planning.

I normally prepare the dry mixture the previous night and keep it ready to cut short my early morning job. It works very well. Dry mix consists of seasoning and roasting part.

How I make –


Normal Rava / Semolina – 2 cups

Oats – 2 cups

Curds – 2 cups

Water – 3 cups

Eno fruit salt – 1 tea spoon


Coriander leaves – ¼ cup (chopped)


Ghee or oil – 2 table spoons

Mustard – 1 tea spoon

Urad dal – 1tea spoon

Chana dal – 1 tea spoon

Hing – ¼ tea spoon

Cumin – 1 tea spoon

Cashew bits – 2 table spoons (optional)

Curry leaves – 2 springs (Shredded)


-Take one kadai, do seasoning part. Heat ghee, splutter mustard, then add urad and chana dal.

-When dals become red, add cashew, hing, cumin, curry leaves and fry for 1 minute.

-Add Rava and roast for a while (until it is grainy) and add oats and proceed the roasting process for some more time. (May be 2 minutes more).

– Add in chopped coriander and mix until it distributes evenly and wilts a little.

-Switch off the gas and leave this mixture to cool. (I usually prepare this much in the previous night and keep it ready)

-Next comes the batter preparation. Use room temperature mixture. Don’t use hot Rava mixture to make idli batter.

-Take one big bowl, pour in curd and water (here I normally take one cup of liquid to each cup of oats and 1 ½ cup of liquid to each cup of rawa) It is a very simple calculation 😊

-Add salt and Eno fruit salt (you can use cooking soda as well) beat a little to attain frothy texture.

-Add seasoned Rava and oats mixture to this and mix.

-Now comes the idli steaming part.

-Take one cooker, pour one cup of water at the base and heat.

-Rinse idli mould by using fresh water. (it is an alternate to greasing the mould)

-Pour ready batter to idli mould, keep it in a steamer and steam cook for 10 minutes.

-Remove, cool, de mould and serve with chutney or potato Sagu.


10 thoughts on “Rava idli with Oats/ Semolina idli with Oats:

  1. S r hegde Reply

    Very healthy breakfast and easy to make

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you Atte. 🙂

      1. Vishwanath Reply

        Hi madam, I was going through your recipe. One step actually I want share here. You said you add curds once the roasted mixture is cool. But its actually there when i add the curds. It enhances the flavour and a bit palatable sour taste to it. What do you say.
        One more thing I wish to say that i usually never measures the quantities. I jus add the ingredients with measure of my eye. Is this right or wrong

        1. Shrikripa U Reply

          Sir, saw your query and it is my view –
          1) Regarding addition of curd – When you add curd to Hot mixture, it becomes pasty. Because, we normally store sour curd under refrigeration and 2 extreme temperature, doesn’t act well. Due to this reason, i add cold curd to room temperature Rava mixture
          2) Regarding eye ball measurement. Even i do the same. When I write for my blog, recipe should /will be up for global level. People who want to try may be amateurs in cooking as well. Keeping all those in my mind, i write my recipe. ( specially i write keeping my teen daughters in my mind) Eye ball measurements will work only with experienced and kitchen savvy’s . Thank you for visiting my blog sir.

  2. Senguttuvan Reply

    Oats Rava Idly making – your description makes it look so simple Shri. A combination with Chutney & Sambhar will make it heavenly. Light and shade effect of photography too is superb.

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind appreciation. 🙂

    2. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for your detailed feedback uncle!! It means a lot to me.

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