Cucumber Idli is very tasty and good for health. Cucumber helps in digestion. It contains many vitamins, anti oxidants and very rich in potassium. It is helpful in hair growth. It acts as coolant, for skin, black cirlces around eyes. It helps in maintaining Blood Pressure.
As already we have learnt about Oats which is healthier I tried Cucumber Oats Idli. Everybody at home liked and it has been added in the list of breakfast.
Let us learn how to make Instant Cucumber Oats Idli. It is very easy to prepare and tasty also.
Medium Rava 1 ½ cup
Oats 1 ½ cup
Cucumber (grated) 2 cups
Green chillies 4-5
Ginger paste ½ tsp
Curry leaves 6-7
Coriander leaves 4-5 strands
Cashew for garnishing
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Curds 1 cup
Eno fruit salt ½ tsp
Water as required
Salt to taste
In a mixie grind half the quantity of grated cucumber, green chillies, grated cconut(optional), half the quantity of curry and coriander leaves to a coarse paste.
In a pan put oil when it is hot put mustard seeds to splutter.
In the same pan add Oats, rava, grounded mixture, ginger paste, other quantity of grated cucumber, finely chopped curry and coriander leaves, salt, curds and mix well.
Do not add water at this point of time. Cucumber leaves water so check the necessity and add water to mix.
Keep for 20 mins.
Meantime, keep the cooker on stove in high flame.
Now add Eno fruit salt to the batter and mix gently. If necessary you can add more water to get the right consistency.
In a pan roast cashew with little ghee and place in the Idli moulds.
Put spoonful of batter on Idli moulds and place in cooker and cook for 8-10 mins.
Allow the cooker to cool for 3-4 mins.
Remove Cucumber Oats Idli with the help of a spoon.
Now Cucumber Oats Idli is ready to eat. It is served with Sambar and any chutney of your choice.
Batter should be appropriate to get fluffier Idli. No need to roast Oats.