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Oats Idli & Dosa

 Published 2008-Nov-20   Updated 2018-Feb-18

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Instant Oats Dosai, Oats Uthappam, Oats Idli, Spicy Oats Pancakes)

Oats Dosa or Idli is the most easiest way of getting oats into your daily diet. When served with some curry, oats dosa is so tasty that even those who do not like oats will enjoy it. You can make the dosa batter is the traditional way or just make instant oats dosa.

Recipe For Oata Dosa & Idli

Method 1


  • Oats (Quick/ Rolled) - 1 cup 
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Cooked rice(optional) - handful
  • urad dhal - 1/2 cup 
  • fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp 
  • salt - 2 tsp 
  • oil - to grease the idli tray/ to make dosas

Preparation Steps

  1. Soak urad dal and rice separately for minimum 3 hours or overnight. Add the fenugreek seeds to the rice while soaking.
  2. Soak the oats for just 5 minutes before grinding.
  3. Grind the urad dal separately till it become fluffy. 
  4. Grind the rice, oats, fenugreek seeds together with a handful of cooked rice. Adding cooked rice makes the idlis very fluffy.
  5. Finally mix everything together with required salt to make a nice batter.
  6. Let it ferment overnight or until it doubles in volume.
  7. Make idlis or dasas and serve with chutney, sambhar, some kurma or non veg curry.

Method 2

Most people do not want to go through the lengthy process of making traditional dosa and idlis. So here's a simpler methos to make Instant Oats Dosa.

Preparation Steps

  1. Soak the oats for 5 min in enough water.
  2. Grind it to a smooth batter with some sour yogurt.
  3. Flavour the batter with some cumin seeds, crushed pepper, chopped onions, grated ginger, curry leaves and chopped cilantro.
  4. Make dosas immediately and serve with any chutney of your choice.


  • If you want to make the dosas crispy, add some rava to the batter.

Method 3

Most south Indians have the normal dosa batter at home everyday. Another variation is to mix 1 cups oats with 1 cups dosa batter and make Oats Uthappam. You can also top the uthappams with chopped onions, green chillies and cilantro.


Click to see detailed Idli and Dosa procedure

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Comments (20)

Person   ()
Have heard of oats dosai but oats idli is new to me , Will surely try it !!
Person   ()
Do try it. These are the simplest ways to get oats in your daily diet without compromising on the taste.
Person   ()
I prepared dosa . Tasty and healthy. Everybody can try.
Person   ()
Good Aan.
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Person   ()
Nice to know that you liked the recipe. We also enjoy to have oats dosa and idli with some spicy curry.
Person   ()
Hi.can i use anything else instead of curd with oats to make dosa or iddli batter.
Person   ()
If you are planning to make dosas alone, you may use just water.
Person   ()
Hi.....i have one question about oats in oats kajhupatthai.....Can i use packed oats present in market
Person   ()
Yes you can.
Person   ()
Perfect healthy food without oil. Exactly Oats is an diet food, good and healthy recipe. Thank you for the idea.
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Person   ()
Hi.can i use anything else instead of rice flour with oats to make dosa batter.
Person   ()
You could try using Rava.
Person   ()
Can you post the calorie content and how many per serving.
Person   ()
We currently do not have it. We will be including the colorie count in future.
Person   ()
can u suggest other recepes of oats for Diabetic patients..?
Person   ()
Here are some oats recipes.
Person   ()
Interesting Recipe. :) Thanks for the idea. I have one question though -- When you say Rice 1cup, what kind kind of rice is it? Boiled rice, Idli rice or normal raw rice.
Person   ()
idli rice or raw rice..

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