• Hridya Warrier

Lentils Oats Idly

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

A nutritious blend of Oats, Lentils, and Veggies to give a healthy twist to the humble Idly!


Rice - 1/2 cup

Urad Dal - 1/2 cup

Whole Green Moong - 1/2 cup

Moong Dal - 1/2 cup

Tur Dal (Pigeon Peas) - 1/2 cup

Red Chouri (Red Lentils) - 1/2 cup

Kala Chana (Whole Black Gram) - 1/2 cup

Old Fashioned Oats - 1 cup

Dry Red Chilies - 2-3

Curry Leaves - 5-6

Salt - 1-2 tbsp

Hing (Asafetida) - 1/2 tsp

Cut Boiled Carrots and Peas - 1/2 cup

Chopped Fresh Dhaniya (Cilantro) - 2 tbsp


  1. Soak all the Lentils and Oats for about 5 hours. After 5 hours, transfer this to a Mixer, add the Curry leaves, Chilies, Hing, and grind to a coarse paste. Use the water used to soak the Lentils. Leave it overnight to ferment. Helps make the Idly soft.

2. Add in the salt, veggies, and chopped Dhaniya and mix well with ladle. The mix should not be too watery, but a semi liquid consistency.

3. Spray the Idly Molds with non stick spray. Pour about 1/2 ladle measure of batter to each mold.

4. Steam Idlys for 10 minutes. Then lower the flame and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

5. Remove from flame and allow them cool down. In about 5-10 minutes they should easily demold. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. Ketchup is a good option too for kids.

Quick Notes:

These take a little longer to cook than Traditional Idly. Also, requires half the amount of batter to be added to the mold as compared to the Traditional Idly. Too much batter will take too long to cook and too heavy to eat.