We can all agree that mornings can be extremely stressful. From running household errands to getting ready for work, there's a lot that we have to do during the morning hours. And amidst all this hustle and bustle, it is very common for us to skip breakfast or not have a proper one. As a result, we resort to on-the-go breakfast options such as bread and butter, wraps, cutlets and so on. However, eating unhealthy food for breakfast can lead to weight gain and have a lasting impact on our health. Which is why it is often recommended to include more nutrient-rich foods in our meal. Considering this, here we bring you a low-calorie oats idli recipe that is ideal for those who are on a weight loss journey.
Idli is a popular South Indian breakfast delicacy. The savoury rice cake is super soft and is steamed to perfection. It tastes best when paired with piping hot sambar and chutney. In this recipe, as the name suggests, the idlis are made with oats and grated carrots. Oats are rich in protein, whereas carrots are a good source of several nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A and biotin. This low-calorie oats idli is super easy to make and tastes delicious. Take a look at the recipe below:
Low-Cal Oats Idli Recipe: How To Make Low-Cal Oats Idli
To make this idli, first, dry roast the oats on a tawa until they turn slightly golden brown. Once done, put them in a mixer to make a fine powder. In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and allow them to splutter. To this, add the chopped chillies, coriander and grated carrots. Add the turmeric powder and fry for a minute.
Now, add this seasoning to the powdered oats mixture followed by curd. (You can add more curd to achieve the consistency of an idli batter) Grease the idli steamer plates with oil and pour the batter evenly in all the areas. Steam them for around 15-20 mins. Once done, remove them from the plates and serve hot! Low-cal oats idli is ready!
Note: To know if the idli is cooked, poke an idli with a knife and check if the batter does not stick to the knife.
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