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 .

Prep time 7 - 10 minutes 
Soaking time 15 minutes 
Cooking time 10 minutes 
Makes Approx 7 -8 idlis


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 . 
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
1 tsp Chana dal 
Pinch of asafoetida powder 
1/2 tsp eno fruit salt
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts ( optional )
Some curry leaves 
Salt as required 
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.