Oats and Onion Uttapam

Oats Onion Uttapam

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 7
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Uttapam is a favorite South Indian recipe, usually made of semolina and rice. This recipe is a healthy twist to the regular uttapam. Oats are healthy for heart and are a dieter's delight. This simple and easy recipe can be enjoyed both at breakfast and at lunch. It tastes best when served with coconut chutney.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One uttapam
Calories per serving: 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Protein 2.5g 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 cup low fat yoghurt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water

Step by Step:

  1. To make batter: In a bowl, combine oats, curd and water to form a mixture and leave aside for 15-20 minutes. Mix to form a smooth batter. Add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, onion, green chilies and coriander leaves and mix well.
  2. To make uttapam: Heat a heavy non-stick flat bottom tawa over medium high heat. Smear with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and put 1-1/2 tablespoon of prepared batter on the tawa. Spread gently and evenly to make a round of around 5-6 inch diameter. Cook from one side over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the edges and using a spatula, gently turn the uttapam on the other side. Cook on the other side too for another 4-5 minutes.
  3. Make remaining uttapams in a similar manner. Serve hot with coconut chutney.