Vermicelli Idli
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Vermicelli Oats Idli

An interesting alternative to the regular Idli. They can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a main dish. This traditional steamed dish is very nutritious and easy to prepare. Vermicelli and oats make a great combo.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 1 cup oats rawa/regular rawa
  • 1 cup vermicelli
  • 2 cups curd
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • Salt


  • Dry roast the oats rawa for 2 minutes. If this is not available, you can use regular rawa.
  • Next, dry roast the vermicelli  for 2 minutes. Add the oats rawa and vermicelli in a mixing bowl. Add curd in it and mix. In a pan, heat the oil, temper the mustard, cumin seeds and urad dal. Then add Homemade Turmeric Powder, green peas and grated carrots. Saute for another 2 minutes. Add salt. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add this to the batter. Mix it well. Add salt if required. The batter shold not be very runny or very thick. Add more curd if required. Grease the idli molds and pour a spoonful of the batter onto it.
  • Steam them for 7-10 minutes in Idli Cooker. Let it cool down completely before you open the lid. Sprinkle some cold water over it. Using a spoon, scoop them out carefully without breaking them.
  • Serve them hot


Add chopped green chillies to the batter if you want.
Use regular rawa instead of oats rawa. You can also use oats powder.
Add any other veggies as you wish.
Add flax seeds powder to the batter to make it more nutritious.
You can add fruit salt/baking soda if you want to, before you pour the batter into the mold.