Adding oats and millets to the usual semolina / rava idlis not only makes it healthier but a great way to start your day with oats and millets in a different form .
One does get tired of millets in porridge and only oats breakfast so combine these into a different dish which is steam cooked and keeps you full for hours .
I also added 4,tbsp of fresh fenugreek sprouts / methi sprouts which were ready to be used up .
Before you wonder about the slight bitterness to the idlis after adding sprouts, believe me you will not not get any bitter taste . I read that sprouting takes away or reduces the bitterness of the fenugreek seed and I think so too .
Not only did I add the fenugreek sprouts , I did not even cook them as the idlis were going to be steamed for around 10 minutes . So I just added them to the batter .
1/4 cup oats flour ( made from quick cooking oats )1/4 cup sooji / semolina , ( can use fine idli rava too ) 1/2 cup millet rava ( use any millet like kodo or little millet by powdering to rava consistency )3-4 tbsp methi sprouts ( optional ) I had some sprouts so wanted to use in these idlis . 1/2 cup thick fresh curds plus little water to make the batter . Pinch of asafoetida powder 2 tbsp broken cashewnuts ( optional )1-2 green chillies finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves Prepare the oats flour by roasting and powdering to a rava like consistency Mix all flours with salt , asafoetida powder and curds , add methi sprouts and little water to make a idli batter consistency .. Keep aside to soak for 15 minutes .Meanwhile prepare the tempering by heating oil, splutter the mustard seeds, add green chillies , cashewnuts , Chana dal , curry leaves . Add this mixture to the prepared batter .Add the chopped coriander leaves . Just before making idlis add the eno fruit salt , little water to make the batter pourable as the batter would have become very thick .Grease idli plates and pour little batter in each mould .Steam for 10 minutes or till done . Serve delicious healthy millets oats and methi sprouts idlis with chutney or sambar.