Whole grain dosai recipe made with rolled oats and brown rice. A healthy south Indian breakfast recipe.
Oats Dosai – This is a healthy whole-grain dosai made with rolled oats and brown rice. I wash and soak the ingredients for the batter in the evening and grind it just after dinner. A heavy-duty Indian-style mixie or a blender gets the job done in minutes. Once the batter is ground, I leave it on the kitchen counter top and my batter is fermented and ready to go in the morning for breakfast. Totally a fuss-free recipe and the dosais come out really crispy and tasty. This is an easy way to incorporate whole grains into our meals. Serve it with a simple chutney of your choice and every family’s universal favorite, the idli podi.
Make sure to store the fermented batter in the refrigerator and use it within a couple of days. I have used rolled oats for making the batter. Steel-cut oats can also be used for this recipe. But Avoid using instant quick-cooking variety of oats for making this recipe as it does not work well.
This is a healthy whole grain morning breakfast that your children are not going to mind. This recipe makes about 20 small dosais. If you try this recipe at home, do let me know in the comments.
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Oats Dosai | Oats And Brown Rice Dosai Batter Recipe | Healthy Whole Grain Breakfast RecipePrint
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup whole unpolished urad dal
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup aval / poha
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups water
For the Batter
Take a bowl and add the oats, rice, dal and the fenugreek seeds. Wash everything in water. Add three cups of water and the aval / poha. Soak everything for two hours.
After soaking add the salt and grind everything to a smooth batter. Use the soaking water for grinding.
Ferment the batter for 6-12 hours. If it’s summer, it will take about 6-8 hours. In winter, it will take a longer time. If you live in a very cold place, leave your batter in some place warm. Leaving your batter inside your oven with the pilot light on works great if you live abroad and your place is cold. Once the time is up, the batter should have increased in volume. Take a ladle and mix it well. Your batter is ready. Refrigerate the batter after fermentation. Use within 2-3 days.
To make dosai
Heat the dosai griddle until medium-hot. Add 1/3 cup batter and swirl to cover the dosai griddle. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Indian sesame oil/peanut oil or ghee. Cook until the underside of the dosai is golden brown, about a minute. Flip once. Cook for a few seconds. Remove dosai from the griddle and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot.
- Prep Time: 8h
- Cook Time: 20m
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