Indulge in something new this festive season. So why not turn our very own Idlis into Doughnuts a la Indo-Western style? Well these are Oats Idli Doughnuts that can be served either as appetizers or for breakfast with any interesting and appetizing toppings. So let your imagination run wild and surprise your loved ones by serving these amazing fusion style creation.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup semolina
- 1 tbsp. oil
- buttermilk as required
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. eno fruit salt
- coconut-coriander chutney to serve
- sambar to serve
- some roasted chana dal
- some bhujia / sev
- few roasted cashews
- few roasted peanuts
- 2-3 pinches of red chili flakes
- pepper powder as required
- mayonnaise as required
- tomato sauce as required
- coriander leaves as required
Dry roast the oats for a few seconds. When cool, grind into a fine powder and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and saute the semolina for a minute.
Now add the powdered oats, salt and enough buttermilk to make a batter like consistency.
Just before steaming, add the eno fruit salt and a little water. Mix well. Spoon the batter on to greased idli moulds.
Steam for 15-20 minutes. (If using a pressure cooker, do not put the vent). When cool, demould them and make a hole in the centre with any bottle lid or a cookie cutter.
Smear some coconut chutney / mayo / sauce over the idli and sprinkle all the toppings as desired. Serve as it is or with coconut chutney and sambar.