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Monday, July 23, 2012


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I wake up to rainy morning and dark clouds hovering around Mumbai these days-yes monsoons are here- Its not as gloomy as my opening remark might suggest - its actually a very pleasant weather, something to cherish after a phase of mildly hot and humid summer. I like sipping hot tea (chai) sitting across the deck in the TV room, watching the drops of rain falling across the window. This kind of weather demands hot breakfast ,in my view and while I prepare interesting stuff each day, I have been unable to share these recipes as I am unable to take pics because of low levels of light at that time. The worst is that, I would have prepared the entire layout for taking the pic and then rain starts again and with that, it turns darkish - spoiling the chances of taking a pic. Really appreciate my fellow bloggers who are posting recipes without a break and with amazing photographs, even in this dull weather.
As I mentioned earlier Oats can be easily adapted in south Indian breakfast varieties.I have already posted various varieties like Dahi Oats, Oats pongal, Oats Bisibelebath, Oats Kharabath,Oats-fruits shake and I also posted a version of Oats Uthappam,which is very popular among my readers.I am really glad to say that Prathibha Jain,one of the authors of the famous book called "Cooking with Pedatha" had recently tried my Oats Uthappam and posted on her FB wall linking to my page.I want to add more oats recipes to my list of Oats gallery which gives my readers more options to try with those healthy oats.
I am posting an easy version of Oats Dosa which is prepared in a similar fashion to Rava dosa but with a major amount of oats in it.Rava dosa is another post which is quite popular among my readers and you can check my recipe if you are looking for a hotel style Rava dosa at home.If you are already comfortable making rava dosa,this oats dosa would be a breeze to make.I have prepared this oats dosa in a similar way like I make rava dosa and also adapted the same recipe to prepare it.It is one of the best ways to mask the oats and make your family members to eat this healthy oats.This dosa has the full flavor of oats and the addition of rice flour and rava makes it crisp and oats adds its softness to dosa.
Instant Oats Dosa - Step by Step Recipe:
(yields 6 dosas)

1/2 cup quick cooking Oats
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/4 cup fine chiroti Rava(or regular rava,see notes)
1 1/2 cups Water(see notes)
1 medium Onion,finely chopped
2 tbsp sour Curd,beaten well
1 tsp Ginger,finely chopped
1/2 tsp Green chili paste
1/2 tsp black Pepper corns,coarsely ground
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp chopped Curry leaves
1 tbsp Coriander leaves,chopped
Salt to taste
Oil,to roast dosas

  • Dry roast oats on low flame for 2-3 mins until they are slightly crisp.Cool it and powder into a coarse/fine powder.

  • Mix oats powder with rava,rice flour and curd and add 1 1/2 cups of water to it and mix until no lumps are formed.
  • The batter should be thin enough to pour it over the pan,it should not have spreading consistency.
  • keep this aside for 10-15 mins.

  • Add finely chopped onion, ginger chopped, salt, green chilli paste, chopped coriander, chopped curry leaves, cumin seeds and slightly crushed pepper corns to it and give a proper mix.

  • Now check the consistency of batter as the rava absorbs water,check it and add more water if required to get the pouring consistency as shown in the pic.The consistency of batter should be very thin like how we do for rava dosa.

  • Pour a ladle full of dosa batter from the outward base of the hot tawa in a circular motion to the center,fill the major gaps in between.But do not try to fill all the small gaps,those gaps helps in making the dosa more crispier.This is a very important step in making these kind of oats dosa.The crispyness depends on the way you pour the batter on the tava and the flame you manage while cooking the dosa.
  • Pour 1 tbsp oil approx over it and cover it with a lid.(No need to add more oil if using Non stick pan).
  • Let it initially cook on medium flame for 1-2 mins and remove the lid and increase the flame later and cook for another 2 mins until you see brown/red patches.(No need to turn the dosa).But do not try to remove the dosa in between while it is roasting.We should remove it only when you are sure that the dosa is perfectly roasted.

  • Remove it from the pan and serve it directly and do not drop them in hot boxes.It should be served on to the plate immediately to enjoy the flavor and crispiness of the dosa.
  • Reduce the flame for one minute and start prepare the next dosa.Do not pour the batter on high flame.Always stir the batter before preparing the next dosas.
Serve it hot right from the pan and on to the plate with Coconut chutney/Onion chutney/Tomato chutney or any accompaniment of your choice.
  1. You can add finely chopped dry fruits like cashews,raisins and badam to the batter which tastes very nice where you get to taste in every bite of the dosa.
  2. You can add finely chopped tomato and little haldi to the batter and make to get a tangy twist to the oats dosa.It will be more colorful and flavorful.
  1. Chiroti rava is best for this dosa,if you don't get it use regular rava.Slightly roast and cool the rava before adding to the batter.
  2. I added 1 1/2 cups of water to the batter to get the desired consistency.However it depends on the kind of rava we used,so feel free add extra water(up to 2tbsp or 1/4 cup) depends on the required consistency.
I have also made a video and this is my first attempt in making a video.Check out the video for how to pour this Oats dosa here.


Suma Rowjee said...

Second your thoughts on the cloudy weather, lack of light, its a dampener for making anything at all. I envy people who still take really good pictures! Your dosa looks crisp and yumm!

Mélange said...

Enjoyed reading you Prathibha.It seems such recipes are completely apt for such a climate..With Chai.Lovely and healthy!

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and crispy dosas dear...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Soooooooo Crispy... Yummy one !!!

Chandrani said...

Very healthy, crunchy and yummy dosa.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The dosai looks very crispy and yummy too..

Santosh Bangar said...

heathy simple and quick.love it

Kurinji said...

Healthy and yummy dosa...

Jayasri Ravi said...

Thank God, i have sinshine from 2 days i don't know when we have our rains back again, i love oats dosai, a lovely flavour i should say.,, looks yummy

jeyashrisuresh said...

Super healthy dosa with oats. Iam yet to try recipes with oats

Shobha Kamath said...

Healthy dosas ! Looks nice and crispy too!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious and healthy dosas...Out of the variety of savory items prepared using oats, dosa is the only one I like...nice pics

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy dosa..looks perfect like rava dosa...yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Crispy looking dosa..and oats makes it healthy too.

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow...such and healthy and yummy dosa recipe...looks tempting...pic is making me hungry :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

Very yummy and healthy dosa


It is really a lovely and tasty dosa

Archana said...

Healthy and delicious dosa. Love the crisp dosas.

Next time I hope when it starts pouring I have your courage to stop taking pics. I take them and later after I cannot edit them delete them. Waste of time and energy.

dassana said...

the dosas are looking so crisp. i wonder how you managed to take the pics in the cloudy weather... as well preparing the dosas and then clicking them with the crispiness still intact on them. an awesome job pratibha :-)

Nagashree said...

Perfect looking dosas, I am an Oats gal and this is a regular. I will try with chiroti rava next time.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious and healthy dosai,perfectly made...

Divya Pramil said...

Perfect dosa..Loved the click :) And am glad to follow your lovely space :)
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Jay said...

sounds awesome...love it..:)
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Indulge said...

MY problem is my kitchen has good light in hours when I am at work. So taking decent pictures in good light is always a major fight. Your pics and recipes are way too good. I keep following your blog for authentic South Indian recipes and oats dosa is one of them.
Love Ash.

Shilpi said...

Just awesome. Your description and pictures are so good that even who can't cook can make it. Keep up the good job!

shobhareddy ph.9440346899. said...

healthy & instant ... thank u..

neha said...

wow nice share thanks allot
today every one have to admit that DOSA is the very known and common indian food

Anonymous said...

I made this dosa. It was very tasty and healthy. Now this will be a regular in my house. A gr8 way to include oats.

Kamini said...

Awesome share. nicely scripted and pictured.I keep following your blog for authentic South Indian recipes
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repan said...

lovely.. making it for tomorrow :D

Anonymous said...

I tried this today and dosas came out very delicious! Thanks for posting,


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Anonymous said...

OO lala dosa good yummy and tasty .............

Ashwini said...

Hi Pratibha,
These were very tasty, quick and easy to make..thank you,a really good recipe!!:-)

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