Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Oats Uttappam

Wherever I see, everyone is trying to move away from the traditional dosa & idli. They are getting more health conscious and want to incorporate millets into their daily routine. Given the health benefits of the various millets, its the right way to go as well. But I am sure a few still want their rice now and then (if not daily).

I for one, don't miss rice too much. I can go without rice for 1 or 2 weeks. I guess I like rice with my pachadi (chutney), my mother's Gutti Vankaya Koora (Stuffed brinjal curry) and a few curries. Other than that, I am OK with eating Godhuma Rava(Dalia), Foxtail Millet (Korralu in Telugu and Theenai in Tamil) or oats instead of rice everyday. And when I eat rice, its not the brown rice. That's something I still need to get used to. We have shifted to semi polished rice from polished rice. So even we are moving towards the healthy band wagon.

The recipe today is an ideal breakfast recipe. You can prepare and soak everything overnight. Just grate the carrots and mix in other vegetables of your choice in the morning and make the Uttappams. A healthy, tasty and filling breakfast is ready. Since oats are full of fiber, your stomach feels full for a longer time, thus making you snack less.

I actually made this as an after school snack for my sons. I used left over batter to make Uttappams for me and my husband the next morning.


1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/2 Cup Semolina / Suji
1 cup Curd
1 Carrot - grated
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Oil / Ghee as needed

  1. Mix the Oats, Semolina and Curd and grind it to a smooth paste. Add a little water if needed.
  2. Keep this aside for atleast 1/2 an hour. If possible, for more. I kept this for almost 5 hours.
  3. Just before making the Uttappams, mix the grated carrot and water to get it to a thick consistency. Something like cake batter.
  4. Heat a non stick pan. I took a 6 inch diameter pan.
  5. Add a tiny bit of oil / ghee. Add 1 to 1.5 ladles of the batter and spread it. The Uttappam should be about 1/2 an inch thick.
  6. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Serve hot with chutney of choice or as is. We ate it without chutney and it was tasty.
Note: You can add more vegetables like Onions, Tomatoes, Green Chillies etc. This is dependent on your taste.

This goes to Valli's Come, join us for Breakfast - February

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