Here comes in instant idli recipes that don’t need grinding batter and fermenting. I’ve tried a couple of different recipes (like this oats-rava idli) for instant idli, but these quinoa-oats idlis are the best of the bunch. Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and I made them right away.
Roasted and ground quinoa and oats along with a little bit of semolina (sooji) is mixed with buttermilk and veggies to make these healthy and filling idlis. The process is same as making regular rava idlis. You can add any veggie you would normally add to rava dosas. I put in some grated carrot, green peas and cilantro.
I was pleasantly surprised how well they turned out both in taste and texture. They have a slight bitter quinoa taste in the background but it is quite mild and not bothering at all. They are not as soft as regular idlis but they have a nice fluffy texture.