Oats Uttapam

Uttapam is a famous South Indian pancake. I recently tried uttapam prepared with oats and it is as delicious as the traditional one. It is loaded with veggies. I have added onions, tomatoes, capsicum and red bell pepper; you can also add grated carrot to it. To make the batter we use rolled oats, semolina and gram flour (or whole wheat flour). It is a healthy and a loaded breakfast. Enjoy it with Coconut Chutney.

Also try: Oats Dosa.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Soaking – 20 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: makes 4-5 uttapams


  1. Rolled Oats – 1/2 cup (grind to make powder)
  2. Sooji (Rava or Semolina) – 1/4 cup
  3. Besan (Gram Flour) – 1/4 cup (you can also use whole wheat flour)
  4. Curd – 1/4 cup
  5. Onion – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  6. Tomatoes – 1/4 cup (seeded and finely chopped)
  7. Capsicum – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  8. Red Bell Pepper – 1/4 (finely chopped)
  9. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  10. Water – 3/4 – 1 cup
  11. Baking Soda – 1/8 tsp (optional, makes uttapam more fluffy)
  12. Oil – for cooking uttapams
  13. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Oats Uttapam:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add powdered oats, sooji and besan. Mix with a whisk
  2. Add curd, 1/2 cup water and salt. Mix well and let it rest for 20 mins
  3. Meanwhile in a bowl add chopped veggies – onions, tomatoes, capsicum, red bell pepper and coriander. Mix and keep aside
  4. Now take the batter and add another 1/4 cup of water. Mix again. Add more water if batter looks thick
  5. Add baking soda at this stage. Mix
  6. Heat a non stick pan or tawa. Pour a few drops of oil
  7. Spread a ladle full of batter and make a circle
  8. Now spread veggies on to the batter and press very lightly with spatula so that they stick to the batter
  9. Cook on medium flame and pour a few drops of oil on the top and the sides
  10. Once it’s golden-brown flip and cook from the other side for another 2-3 mins on medium flame so that the veggies are cooked as well
  11. Your Oats Uttapam is ready. Serve with Coconut Chutney.


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