Oats Dosa Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Instant oats dosa, a healthy and easy to make mouthwatering crepe is a perfect breakfast dish. A simple and delicious dosa prepared from oats has many health benefits and helps maintaining balanced diet. Compared with traditional rice dosa, preparing oats dosa is quick and does not require any advance preparation – dry-roast oats, crush them into powder, mix curd, rava, spices, greens and water to prepare batter, spread it over hot tawa, cook for few minutes and voila! oats dosa is ready! its that simple!

Crispy Oats Dosa

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 servings
3/4 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/4 cup Rava (semolina/sooji)
1/2 cup Rice Flour
1/4 cup Curd, beaten (sour)
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
1 teaspoon grated Ginger
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
Oil, for shallow frying
Salt to taste


  1. step-1
    Dry-roast quick cooking oats over low flame in a pan until they turn slightly crisp or for approx. 4-5 minutes.
  2. step-2
    Turn off the flame. Transfer them to a plate and let them cool for 4-5 minutes. Grind them in a mixer-grinder until smooth powder texture. Transfer it to a large bowl.
  3. step-3
    Add rava, rice flour, beaten curd, cumin seeds, black pepper powder, grated ginger and salt in the bowl and mix well using spoon.
  4. step-4
    Add water (approx. 1½ cups or 1¾ cups, as needed) little by little to the mixture and mix well. It should have pouring consistency (like thick buttermilk or little watery than normal dosa batter). You can also keep a thick consistency like normal dosa batter. Cover it with a lid and keep aside for 20-minutes.
  5. step-5
    Add green chilli, onion and coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. step-6
    Now check for consistency since rava absorbs more water. Add more water (few tablespoons) if required and mix well. The batter should have pouring consistency (like thick buttermilk or like rava-dosa batter). You can also keep a thick consistency like normal dosa batter.
  7. step-7
    Heat non-stick dosa tawa over medium flame. To check whether tawa is medium hot or not, sprinkle few drops of water on the surface and if they sizzle immediately then it is ready. Wipe the surface of tawa/griddle using wet cloth. (Repeat this process before making each dosa to ensure that it is hot enough to place the batter.) Take ladle full batter and pour on the surface from the height of 3-4 inches in circular motion starting from edges towards center. Pour the batter evenly and into thin layer until it covers major open gaps on the surface of tawa. Maintain some small gaps here and there to make it crispy. Pour 1/2-teaspoon oil around edges of dosa. Cook until bottom surface turns light golden brown and crisp.
  8. step-8
    Flip and cook other side for a minute.
  9. Oats Dosa is ready. Transfer it to a serving plate by folding it on either side. Stir the batter well before making each dosa and continue the cooking process by following steps from step-7 to step-9 for remaining batter.
Tips and Variations:

  • Add 1-tablespoon grated carrot, 1-tablespoon grated fresh coconut, 1-tablespoon grated beetroot and other preferred vegetables in batter (in step-5) to make healthy vegetable oats dosa.
  • You can store the crushed oats powder in a air-tight container and make dosa any time in just a few minutes.
  • To make dosas for kids, do not add green chilli.
  • To prevent oats dosa from sticking to the tawa, sprinkle 1/2-tablespoon finely chopped onion on the surface of tawa in step-7 before pouring batter.
Taste:  Crispy yet soft
Serving Ideas:  Serve them hot with green coconut chutney or onion chutney any other chutney in breakfast. Pack your kid’s lunch boxes with healthy oats dosa and potato bhaji.

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Nov 02, 2016 by netra
Excellent taste... Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Sep 28, 2016 by Shilpi Joshi
I made Oats dosa yesterday on Iron cast tava... It turned out very crispy and tasty. Thank you for the recipe. My father who is 80 years liked it very much.

Response: Hello Shilpa, thank you for trying the recipe. I am glad to hear that your father liked it.

Jul 25, 2016 by Lakshmi
Very well explained. I tried making oats dosa. Turned out to be well. Thanks for the recipe.

Apr 15, 2016 by Renu
The dosa was excellent. Added a bit of ginger paste, coriander chopped, onion, green chillies, jeera powdered, salt and lemon...medium heat....it was great with green chutney. Thanks.

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Dec 13, 2015 by Prabha
Oats dosa takes long time to cook.
Flipping dosa early is the reason why people couldnt flip it. If dosa is cooked little longer, dosa will not be sticky.

Response: Thank you Prabha for sharing the tip.

Oct 29, 2015 by Seema
I tried dosa. It was very tasty. Thanks for this receipe . If u don't have nonstick tawa apply oil on aluminium tawa then heat tawa and pour batter.

Response: Thanks Seema for sharing the tip.

Jul 07, 2015 by Ambreen
Tasted great, but the dosa sticks. I used a non stick girdle but flipping it is hard. I wonder if adding toasted, ground urad dal will help.

Response: Hi Ambreen, thanks for trying the recipe. When you make it next time, cook it little longer over medium flame to flip it easily. It happens if the batter turns too watery (it should have thick buttermilk consistency), add more rice flour to thicken the batter.

May 07, 2015 by Swara Hande
The dosa turned out sticky and not flip properly....
Please reply me..

Response: Hi Swara, use non-stick tawa and grease the tawa properly with oil to prevent sticking.

Mar 14, 2015 by Pallavi
Taste was excellent but the dosa turned out sticky and difficult to flip.

Response: Hi Pallavi, try only the non-stick tawa to make this dosa and heat the tawa enough before pouring the batter over it to prevent sticking.

Dec 11, 2014 by Kaushal B
Excellent taste. Thanks.