Instant Oats Dosa

Instant Oats Dosa, South Indian Snack

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A couple of readily-available, everyday ingredients come together to make a quick and easy dosa.

The Instant Oats Dosa, as the name suggests, does not require you to grind and ferment a batter. Just mix together oats and a couple of other ingredients with curds, throw in some onions, green chillies et all for flavour, and the batter is ready to cook.

This cannot be made as a thin dosa, but slightly thick like uttapa. It also needs to be cooked on both sides. Enjoy it fresh and hot off the tava.

You can also try other recipes with oats like Oats Methi Muthia and Oats Idli .

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Instant Oats Dosa recipe - How to make Instant Oats Dosa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 dosas (10 dosa )
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with 1 cup of water and mix well.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a piece of cloth.
  3. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle), spread it in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5") dosa and cook it using a little oil till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 7 more dosas.
  5. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Instant Oats Dosa by Tarla Dalal

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What are Dosas?

  1. Simply put, the Dosa is a pancake. One of the most popular snacks in all of South India, over time it has become popular all over the country and globally too. Dosa is made by spreading a batter on a hot griddle and cooking it with a little oil, or sometimes even no oil, till it turns golden brown and crisp. While most people use a non-stick tava these days, you can also opt for a traditional iron tava, which will enhance the taste as well as give you a nutrient boost. The basic Dosa batter is made of rice and urad dal. The ingredients are soaked, ground into a fine batter and allowed to ferment for 8-10 hours. The Dosa can be enhanced by topping the dosa with spice powders like the Idli Milagai Podi or other ingredients like roasted coconut, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, etc., while it is still cooking. 
  2. Slight variations in the batter or cooking procedure yield marvelously different results. Take for example the famous Benne Dosa of Karnataka. A little puffed rice is used while making the batter, the dosa is cooked with butter, and only on one side without flipping. You get a spongy dosa with one side that is absolutely crisp and golden-red. The aroma of butter simply kills your will, and makes you succumb to the temptation! 
  3. There are also dosas made with other combinations of cereals and lentils such as the PesarattuMoong Dal Dosa or Adai Dosa. The Neer Dosa of Karnataka is a lesser-known gem, which is definitely worth trying. You can make dosas with a mix of different grains like brown rice, nachni, sanwa, and so on. Instant dosas like Rava DosaRice Rava DosaInstant Oats Dosa and Buckwheat Dosa can be made in a jiffy by simply mixing readymade ingredients into a batter that is ready to cook. You do not have to ferment these batters. So, they are just perfect for hurried mornings, when you have not planned for breakfast the previous night. 
  4. Dosas are made even more exciting by stuffing them with awesome fillings. The most classic example of this is the Mysore Masala Dosa, which is lined with chutney and packed with potato bhaji. You can be creative with the stuffing, and throw in just about anything you want, from paneer to spinach. Try the Stuffed Sprouts Dosa and Stuffed Wheat Dosa. Delight your kids with the Stuffed Dosa Cones or Chocolate Dosa when they come home from school! 
  5. Dosas are usually served with Sambar and one or more chutneys. If the dosa itself is elaborate and spicy, go for a mellow chutney like Coconut Chutney. If it’s a plain dosa, go for something peppier like the Tomato Chutney or Coriander Chutney.  A very versatile category of snacks, Dosas can be made with varied ingredients, in varied forms and to suit anybody’s individual preferences. Check our collection of dosa recipes. So, do give it a try! 

Instant Oats Dosa Batter

  1. To make quick and easy oats dosa, we will first make an instant batter. In a deep bowl, take 1/2 a cup oats flour. It is available in market in pre-packaged form but, if you don’t find one or wish to make oats flour at home, simply roast the rolled oats or quick cooking oats till light brown and aromatic. Cool it completely and blend in a mixer jar to a smooth powder.
  2. Next, add some rice flour. Rice flour gives a crispy texture to the quick oats dosa, so make sure to add it.
  3. Add semolina.
  4. Add dahi. It will provide a pleasant sourness to the dosa batter.
  5. Add finely chopped onions. You can also add curry leaves, ginger, cashew nuts and cumin seeds in this batter. Other vegetables like coconut, carrot, capsicum can also be used.
  6. Add finely chopped green chillies. If making oats dosas for kids, do not add green chilli.
  7. Add finely chopped coriander.
  8. Season the instant oats dosa batter with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  9. Gradually, add around 1 cup of water.
  10. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Make a smooth, lump-free batter with a flowing consistency. If you are not making the dosas immediately, the rava will absorb the water so, adjust the consistency and then make the instant oats rava dosa. If the batter is too thin, it will surely stick to the pan and form limpy dosa. In that case, add 1-2 tbsp of rice flour to the batter.

How to make Instant Oats Dosa

  1. To prepare the instant oats dosa recipe | oats dosa |  healthy oats dosa | oats rava dosa | heat a non-stick tava (griddle), to check whether tawa is medium hot or not, sprinkle a little water on it, they should sizzle immediately.
  2. Wipe it off using a piece of cloth.
  3. Pour a ladleful of oats onion dosa batter on the tava (griddle).
  4. Spread it in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5") dosa.
  5. Pour a little oil around the edges and on the dosa. Ghee/butter can also be used to make flavourful instant oats dosa.
  6. Cook the oats dosa till it turns golden brown in colour from bottom side and carefully flip the dosa.
  7. Cook on the other side too and remove the oats dosa in a plate.
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 and make 7 more instant oats dosa | oats dosa |  healthy oats dosa | oats rava dosa |.
  9. Serve the instant oats dosa immediately with green chutney.

Steps to Make Perfect Instant Oats Dosa

  1. Make sure to mix the batter very well, before you pour on the tava or else the veegies will settle down.
  2. The tava should be hot while putting the batter.
  3. Add all the veggies in the batter, very finely or else the dosa might tear while flipping it. 
  4. Adding semolina to the recipe, will give a crispy texture to the dosa.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dosa
Energy55 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat3.2 g
Cholesterol1.6 mg
Sodium3.1 mg

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Instant Oats Dosa
 on 31 Oct 19 05:55 PM

Love this recipe...A regular breakfast item at home.
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Tarla Dalal    Winnie, great to hear from you and thanks for the feedback.
01 Nov 19 04:48 PM
Instant Oats Dosa
 on 25 Jun 19 11:11 PM

superb recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you!!
27 Jun 19 12:31 PM
Instant Oats Dosa
 on 26 Jul 18 02:38 PM

Instant Oats Dosa
 on 13 Jun 18 06:04 AM

Can we use water instead of dahi.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Aruna, Yes, you can.
13 Jun 18 09:11 AM