images-2We all have different opinions about what healthy eating means. We concentrate both on the nutrients and healthfulness that foods bring. But while doing and thinking about all this we miss out the basics. Many people avoid eating breakfast thinking it would help them in their dietary routine. But it’s a myth, it actually leads towards obesity.

As Robert.A.Heinlein in one of his cook books have mentioned that- “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast”.

So that’s how important the first meal of our day is. So how about waking up to a streaming bowl of sambhar and mushy idlis with a nutritious twist or zapped scrambled eggs with veggies and some cheese (which we will see tomorrow).

Oats Idlis


2 cups oats

½ l curd

1 tbspn mustard seeds

1 tbspn urad dal

½ tbspn chana dal

½ tbspn oil

2 finely chopped green chillies

1 finely grated carrot

1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

½ tspn tumeric (haldi) powder

a pinch of cooking soda

salt as per taste


1- On a tawa, dry roast the oats until it turns slightly brown and then powder them in mixer.

2- In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and saute till the dals turn golden. To it add the chillies, carrots and coriander leaves.

3- Add tumeric powder.

4- Add all this to the powdered oats.

5- Add the curd to make the batter (do not add water). Make sure the batter has its right consistency.

6- Grease oil to the idli plates and pour the batter.

7- Steam for 15 mins.

Remove and serve steaming hot mushy idlis with sambhar curry and chutney of your choice.

Anukta Dey Sahu