Oats and Flax Idlis

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Serves: 3-4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Oats (ready to cook) - 1 cup
  • Flax seeds - 25 gms
  • Cooked rice (optional) - 1/2 cup
  • Par boiled Rice - 1 cup
  • urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Optional
  • Spinach (wash and chopped) - 50 gms
  • Ginger (chopped) - 10 gms

How to Make Oats and Flax Idlis

  • Preparation time: 4 hours for soaking, 12 hours for fermentation and 15 mins of cooking.
  • Soak dal and par boiled rice (with fenugreek seeds) in a separate container for 4 hrs.
  • Grind the urad dal and rice (with cooked rice) separately, making sure the paste is air light and fluffy.
  • Mix together.
  • Soak oats for 10 minutes, grind with half of the flax seeds and mix with the batter.
  • Before making the idlis, add salt to the batter, grease the idly tray with little oil.
  • pour the batter on the mould, sprinkle remaining flax seeds.
  • Steam for 10 mins.
  • Serve with gun powder or a light sambhar. (avoid coconut chuney as it is high in fats).
  • Can add chopped spinach or ginger for variation.
  • This special Breakfast recipe for Diabetes is by expert Chef Apoorv Bhatt, Corporate Chef at Berggruen Hotel