August 30, 2011

Poha Idli

This is a healthy, easy to make dish that I got from Tarla Dalal's recipe here that I had bookmarked some months ago. I was first amazed to see that poha was used in Idlis too (as we generally use it in Set dosa etc). But trust me, this reduced the Urad dal dependance a lot, as also was light and fluffy. I slightly tweaked the recipe by adding 3 handfuls of rolled Oats too, and the taste was very very similar to the normal Idlis that we make with rice and Urad dal. This is also great for weight watchers as the rice quantity is greatly reduced, and diabetics also can have 2 - 3 of this for their normal brekafast as Oats reduces the glycemic content quite sharply.



I served this with Ginger Peanut chutney, but you can serve it with coconut chutney / Carrot Garlic Chutney or even Idli Molagapudi. Only caution to exercise is to soak all the ingredients with as minimum water as possible to get a smooth, lovely batter.
Sending this to Radhika's Scrumptious Breakfasts event as well as Priya's Tuesday bookmarked recipes along with Nayna's South Indian Flavours.

P.S: Priya - Thanks to your Tuesday event: it is compelling me to look at my bookmarks very often and try out different dishes :-)

Prep time : 20 mins (apart from soaking and fermenting time). Makes : About 700 gms of batter (for approx 25 medium sized idlis)

Ingredients:
  • Idli Rawa - 2 cups
  • Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
  • Poha / flattened rice - 1/4 cup
  • Rolled Oats - 3 to 4 handfuls
  • Salt - to taste

Method:
1) Soak the Idli rawa + Oats in a bowl. Soak Urad dal  in another, and Poha in a third bowl. As indicated earlier in this post, please use very minimal water. 
2) Grind the Urad dal first to a smooth batter
3) Then grind the rawa and Poha along with the Oats.
4) Mix these batters, add salt and ferment for 12 - 14 hours (preferably overnight)
5) In the morning, grease the Idli moulds slightly. Pour the batter into these moulds and steam for 8 mins for healthy nutritious Idlis ! 
6) Serve hot with Chutney or Sambhar

16 Foodie Comments:

Hari Chandana on August 30, 2011 said...

Wowww... looks super soft and tempting.. awesome pictures too.. Yummy :)
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Kalpana Sareesh on August 30, 2011 said...

super soft idlis..

khushi on August 30, 2011 said...

so spongy ones!!
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Priya on August 30, 2011 said...

Spongy idlis looks fabulous..

Padhu on August 30, 2011 said...

Wow Looks super soft and delicious

munchmunchcrunchcrunch on August 30, 2011 said...

nice and fluffy...addition of oats makes it more healthier...

Archana on August 30, 2011 said...

Look super soft and tasty.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on August 30, 2011 said...

wow, idlis with poha, sound superb and they look so soft too :)

Ammu's on August 30, 2011 said...

Super like them...

Harini on August 30, 2011 said...

I shall definitely give these idlis a try..they look wonderful and fluffy!

soujanya on August 31, 2011 said...

They look wonderful n fluffy...definitely gve a try..

Neha on August 31, 2011 said...

lovely post...I have bookmarked it...

Momof3 on August 31, 2011 said...

Interesting ingredients...like the variety and healthy aspect of it...Idli looks nice and soft!!

jayasree on September 02, 2011 said...

Looks very soft. And healthy too.

DV on September 05, 2011 said...

Wonderful idea :) A change from the usual idli and it is healthier with the addition of oats :) Thanks for posting!!! :)

Hyma on October 16, 2011 said...

hi
hv been checking ur blog for sometime now not knowing am paired up with u for the on-coming weeks blog hop! So, tonite...after a thorough chking of all ur yummy recipes, I hv zeroed down on this for the blog hop! will share the outcome on wednesday! Did you make any from my blog...for the blog hop 2 weeks back!

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