Sunday, October 5, 2014

Savory Oats Uttappa

When people say Oats and Milk, I am one of those people who mentally gag. No offense to anyone, but I just cant eat sweetened oats. It could be the texture or it could be the idea of a sweet dish early in the morning, but I just dont do Oats and fruits/Milk. Period!
Over the past few years, Oats became center staged as a health food,but I wasn't sold. I have always believed most whole grains with bran can be equally or even more healthier. But my Ma and Pa in law absolutely adore Oats. They can eat it three times a day in any form. They both suffer from Diabetes and prefer Oats, rather than eating rice. But they were out of ideas soon and it was while cooking for my diabetic in-laws, and trying out healthy, no-other-carb-added, nutritious recipes I discovered what a joy it is to cook savory oats recipes.
And as an added bonus, I started enjoying my savory Oats creations too!
Now, Oats and I are on much better terms. (wink!)

Here is the proof: Oats Veggie Uttappa :-)
Ingredients: -
For the batter:-
1 cup thick yogurt
2 inch piece of ginger
1 cup milk
2 cups Oats (I used old fashioned rolled oats)
2 peeled fat carrots
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sugar

For stirring in (texture):-
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1 cup chopped french beans

In your blender, blend all the batter ingredients until smooth. Now to the batter, add oats, the finely chopped cabbage and  chopped french beans. Keep aside for 20 minutes to soak. 

Check salt and consistency of batter. Add some more milk to get the right thickness.
In a pan, spread 1tsp of oil/ butter and pour 3 small uttappas. Do not spread. Cover with a lid. Cook on low for about 3 minutes. Remove lid, flip and let the other side cook. Serve hot with sambar/chutney/ as is. Enjoy!!! 


  1. Tried it today with a small spicy twist of adding green chillies. Turned out yummy!!

    1. Thanks Lara. Yes, green chillies really do take it to the next level. Glad you liked it! :-)