Oats Uthappam Recipe

indian style oats uthappam
Oats Uthappam with Coriander Chutney ~ Healthy Indian Breakfast

Oats Uthappam

I am happy that the Indian style oats recipes blogged so far have been a success with those of you who tried and have been kind enough to let me know. If any of you have tried the oats recipes blogged here, do leave your feedback. Oats Uthappam topped with vegetables is another successful oats recipe from my kitchen. Its super quick to put together and those of you who find it boring to eat plain oats day in and day out, should give this winner of a recipe a try. Your kids will be asking you for seconds. Its that good. Seriously.

So how to maximize the flavor of the uthappam and make it special? Include whole wheat bread powder and yogurt in the oats uthappam batter and top it with vegetables while its cooking. Oats Uthappam stands up well to different toppings. Top it with your choicest fresh vegetables like carrot, capsicum, onions or cabbage and the likes to suit your taste. Grated paneer (tofu for vegans) with lots of fresh coriander, finely minced green chilies and ginger also works great.

Another option, which also happens to be my favorite, is a generous sprinkle of home made spiced lentil powder like Andhra gun powder (Kandi Podi) or Milagai Podi. Just sprinkle the podi as soon as the uthappam is cooked and serve warm. Be sure to eat Oats Uthappam hot off the stove when its flavor is at its best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oats Uthappam Recipe

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  oats
  •   whole wheat bread


  •   Whole wheat bread - 4 large slices (if small slices use 8), remove sides, powder [preferably 3 days old bread]
  •   Oats - 1 cup, powdered
  •   Rice flour - 1/3 cup
  •   Semolina - 1/4 cup
  •   Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp OR Eno Salt - 1/2 tsp
  •   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Yogurt - 1/2 cup (curd) OR 1 cup thick buttermilk
  •   Water as required
  •   For Topping:
  •   Carrot - 1, peeled and grated
  •   Capsicum - 1, small, finely chopped
  •   Onion - 1, finely chopped
  •   Ginger - 1 1/2 tsps, grated or finely chopped
  •   Green chilies - 2, finely chopped
  •   Coriander leaves - 3 tbsps, finely chopped

Method for making Oats Uthappam Recipe

Mix whole wheat bread powder, oats powder, rice flour, semolina, salt, cumin seeds and mix. Add the yogurt and cooking soda and mix. Add water as required to make a thick batter. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix chopped onions, green chilies, ginger, grated carrot, finely chopped capsicum and coriander leaves. Keep aside.
Heat an iron tawa (or non-stick), drop 2-3 drops of oil, allowing the oil to spread.. Allow the tawa to heat up a bit, for a few seconds. Reduce flame.
Pour a ladle full of batter and very lightly spread it like a thick pancake. Drizzle few drops of oil along the edge of the uthappam. Increase flame to medium, cook for a few seconds.
Top the uthappam with 1 1/2 tbsps of the onion-vegetable mixture. On low to medium flame cook till the uthappam is lightly browned and almost cooked.
Flip over gently and allow to cook for a little less than half a minute. Flip over with vegetable side up and remove carefully onto a serving plate.
Sprinkle podi and serve. Or serve the oats uthappam with a chutney or pickle of your choice.


  •   Vegans can avoid yogurt and replace it with water and 1/4 cup of coconut milk or soy milk.
  •   Whole wheat or multi-grain bread is best. You can also use brown or white bread (remove the sides).
  •   If using Eno salt, add it just before preparing oats uthappam.


Learn how to make Oats Uthappam, Indian style recipe similar to a savory pancake. A healthy breakfast recipe with oats in it as well as vegetables for kids.
  • MinaJoshi

    Wow – Love this recipe as Ii’s almost like a Pizza id I sprinkle some cheese on it just before serving…Will definately try this recipe. Mina

  • chitra

    Will try for sure. nice clicks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nandita

    That’s a very nice recipe. I had never heard of bread being used in Uthappams. I’ll surely try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LifeScoops (Shema George)

    Sailu..I really like your ideas of using healthy ingredients in a innovative way….

  • Chitra Ganapathy

    I tried it. it was very nice, thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  • neena

    fantastic – i tried this yesterday.turned out fantastic. we enjoyed in with hotel style coconut chutney and sambar.
    to be honest it can be eaten without any chutney or sambar, it is that good tasting. Thanks so much for sharing such a healthy and tasty recipe.

  • Manasa Murty

    awesome and interesting..wondering if I can sub anything else instead of bread. Maybe lefotver rotis. I have some store brought rotis (we had a storm warning and expected power outage otherwise I usually make fresh rotis) in the fridge. maybe I cud sub them. I think i will try that:)

  • Desarajulaks

    Can we use bread crumbs available in the market

    • Sailu | Indian Food


  • Piyali

    It was delicious!!

  • Byreddyswathi26

    Can i use instant oats

    • Sailu | Indian Food


  • Renu

    Hi…I just made this and it was delicious! My 16-month old boy just gobbled it up ๐Ÿ™‚ I gave it to him without the topping, which was just as good. Thank you for this recipe…

  • Moonmuthu

    Hi Sailu

    Love the recipes you post here. Oats recipes are simply awesome. You are really helping multitudes of people. Keep going.
    All the very best.


  • Ramneet

    Hi sailu
    just wanted to ask u if i dnt hv rice flour can i grind chiwda n add to the mixture…

  • Ritu

    Hi sailu
    Should the bread be dry to make it as a powder or I have some bread lying in the fridge but its not dry,put in a grinder and then put that mixture in the batter

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You can use the bread that is lying in the fridge. Yes, you can grind and add to batter.

  • Sumana

    Just needed to ask if I can use coarsely powdered dalia instead of Suji

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Soak the dalia in little water before adding to the rest of the ingredients. It will soften it.

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