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Oats and Millet Idli #Breadbakers


  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 2 cups whole Millet
  • 1 C split urad dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional - frozen peas chopped vegetables

Special Equipment

  • Idli cooker


  1. Wash whole oats, Millet and urad dal in separate containers . Soak the grains and the lentils in separate containers with at least half an inch of water above the surface of the grains/lentils.
  2. Allow to soak for a few hours and then drain out the water.
  3. Using a heavy duty blender, make a smooth paste of the Urad dal. Add in 1/4 C water to help with the grinding.
  4. Next coarsely grind the millet and oats separately, adding some water to help with the process.
  5. The resulting batter is thick pancake like so don't over do the water.
  6. Mix all three in a big container and let it stand at room temperature for a few hours until bubbly on top and has a sourdough yeasty smell.
  7. Mix well, add in salt and then spoon it up into the idli makers and steam for 10 minutes. Eat with podi and ghee.
  8. I added some freshly chopped ginger, frozen peas (thaw them first), some carrots and herbs just before steaming.
  9. Best served with a little podi ( a dry chutney powder mix ) mixed in with ghee