Healthy Oats Dosa

Healthy Oats Dosa

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Idli and Dosas need no introduction. One of the most famous South Indian breakfast or snack dishes, the dosa is quite versatile too.

Although the traditional one is made with a batter of rice and urad, there are innumerable variants using varied grains and pulses, some requiring grinding and fermentation and some being instant mix-and-cook versions.

Here is a Healthy Oats Dosa, made without any rice. It is made with fibre-rich oats and is good for diabetics . It is gluten-free and a good source of protein .

The dosa requires no soaking – you just need to blend and ferment, so it is relatively easier. The Healthy Oats Dosa tastes as good as regular dosas, especially when served with the trademark chutney and sambhar team!

You can also try other dosa recipes like Quinoa Dosa or Poha Dosa .

Healthy Oats Dosa recipe - How to make Healthy Oats Dosa

Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  12 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 dosas
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1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
5 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste
5 tsp ghee for cooking

For Serving

  1. Combine the oats and urad dal in a mixer and blend to a smooth powder.
  2. Add 1½ cups of water and blend again till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 10 to 12 hours.
  4. After fermentation, add the salt and mix the batter very well.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a cloth.
  6. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thin circle.
  7. Smear 1 tsp of ghee over it and along the edges and cook on a high flame till the dosa turns brown in colour and crisp.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle or a roll.
  9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to make 4 more dosas.
  10. Serve immediately with sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dosa
Energy144 cal
Protein5.4 g
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3 g
Fat6.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.8 mg


Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 26 Sep 19 02:08 AM

Made this today and the dosas came put very well. Very easy to make and a very good option for evening snacks or children ''s tiffin. I added half a tsp of methi seeds to the daal while soaking. Will add some grated veggies next time to the batter. Thank you for this recipe.
Tarla Dalal
26 Sep 19 02:19 PM
   Punnet, thanks for the feedback. Yes, this is a very healthy recipe!
Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 16 Aug 19 12:46 PM

Hello madam... Lately i gained some im doing all the activities to lose.. i didn''t like the oatsmeal form with those milk, water and banana thing..i felt like vomiting while eating then found out this dosa recipe.. It''s easy and good to eat too.. Thanks for this it okay that i can take oats in the form of dosa daily instead of like porridge in breakfast to lose wt?
Tarla Dalal
16 Aug 19 03:30 PM
   Yes, but have it with Sambar. The recipe is very healthy. Make sure you use ghee or butter to make your dosa and not vegetable oil. That is crucial. Arun, if you like Almond milk, then have that with Oats and a fruit you like. Example green apples, strawberries, peach etc.
Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 14 Mar 19 11:13 PM

Do i have to soak the dal and oats before grinding?
Tarla Dalal
15 Mar 19 02:31 PM
   Hi Lalitha, There is no need to soak dal and oats before grinding.
Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 03 Mar 19 09:49 PM

Do i nees to first roast the oats and then powder it?
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 19 03:57 PM
   Hi Ritika, There is no need to roast the oats before grinding it.
Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 24 Aug 18 09:37 AM

I am a diabetic. I was looking for an easy and diabetic friendly recipe for breakfast. Made this Dosa today, just added a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. It was excellent in taste. We can make veg uttapam too with this batter. Thanks for the recipe.
Tarla Dalal
24 Aug 18 01:43 PM
   Hi Sunita, We are delighted that you tried the recipe and use it to make uttapam too. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Healthy Oats Dosa
 on 18 May 18 06:11 PM

I was always afraid of gaining weight because, I don''t trust rice at all. This combination of oats and urad dal is so healthy and also, unidentifiable. The dosas are as good as the one made with rice.