Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Poha(flaked rice)-Oats-Sago(tapioca) Idli for Blog hop

A super simple idli recipe using less of urad dhal and these three awesome ingredients. This idli can be a healthy option for those on low pulses/lentils diet. My blog hoping for this week is with Kalyani of Sizzling tastebuds! Actually, am not sure if I have blog hopped with the correct Kalyani because I did not have the link to her page. But basis the schedule for the upcoming hops, I zeroed in on her blog!

All in all it turned out awesome seeing through her blog. Found some interesting recipes on her site and this one caught my attention instantly. Turned out really soft and was liked by all at home:-)The sago is an addition from me to the original recipe though.


- 2 cups Idli rice
- 1/4 cup Urad dhal
- 1/4 cup Sago (saboodhna or javarisi)
- 1/4 cup regular oats
- 1/4 cup thick poha
- Salt to taste
-Water for soaking and grinding the batter:-)

Soaking time: 3 to 4 hours    Grinding time: 30 mins      Fermenting time: 12 hours or overnight


Making the batter:

- Wash and soak the rice in enough water. Soak the oats, poha and sago along with the rice
- Wash and soak the urad dhal separately
- On soaking for 3 to 4 hours, grind the urad dhal first. If using mixer or blender remove the urad dhal and grind the rice and other items and mix with the urad dhal batter.
- If using a grinder, add the urad dhal and once it becomes smooth, add the rice and other ingredients to it and let it grind to a smooth batter.
- Remove on to a big vessel, mix in salt as needed and allow to ferment well.

Making the Idlis:

- Grease the idli plates with oil or cooking spray.
- Ladle small portions of the batter into the idli plates and steam them for 5 to 7 minutes on high.
- Remove the idli plates and let them cool for 5 minutes.
- On cooling, remove the idlis from the steamer plates. Do not try to remove the idlis while they are hot. They tend to stick to the plates.
- The idlis tasted great with Onion-Tomato Thogaiyal. Ofocurse you are free to use any side of your choice:-)

Recipe part of Blog hop wednesday event at Tickling Palates by Radhika


  1. I haven't added sago before looks wonderful

  2. Thats a wonderful looking idlli...soft and less urud...too good...bookmarking this.

  3. Sago looks new combo,soft ones..look delish!!

  4. Wow,Healthy and delicious Idli,luv to try it soon.

  5. Lovely dish.. I never tried before ...

  6. Nice combo and never heard abt it before.

  7. Healthy idly,new dish to me,will try soon.First time here,glad to follow ur yummy blog.Hav some time with me in my space n join ur hands too.

  8. what a superlative combo ! nice looking fluffy idlis

  9. wow!!!!looks very soft. Am sure it must have tasted awesome too