Masala Oats, Multigrain dosa/ Addai

Continued from: Poha Cutlet, Idli sandwich dessert

Masala Oats

Oats are a really healthy option of grains and a good choice for adults and children alike. This is a simple and tasty recipe for oats lovers, which is different from regular porridge.



1 cup instant oats

1 cup mixed vegetables chopped fine (peas, carrots, beans, capsicum, corn etc)

1 small onion chopped fine

1 small tomato chopped fine

½ tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp garam masala

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp oil

¼ tsp turmeric poder

Salt and pepper to taste



Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

Add cumin seeds.

Once they start crackling, add onions and sauté for some time till soft.

Add turmeric and tomato and sauté till they get cooked.

Now add chopped veggies, sauté and cook for some time.

Add salt and a little water and cook covered till all veggies are 80% cooked.

Now add oats and mix well with everything.

Add 1-2 cups of water to get the consistency you like. Adjust the water to get the consistency you like.

Cook oats for 2-3 minutes and turn off the gas.

Finally sprinkle garam masala and coriander leaves.

Serve immediately as oats tend to become lumpy as they get colder. 



Multigrain Dosa or Addai

This recipe has been contributed by Purnima Venkat

She says  “This is my version of addai since we are vegetarians and I add a lot of dal for protein. This recipe also works well for diabetics!”



1 cup red rice/brown rice/ or regular parboiled white rice

1 tbsp raw rice

1 cup tur dal

1 cup black urad daal

1 cup green moong dal

1 teaspoon methi seeds

½ inch piece ginger

1 pinch asafoetida/hing

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

Water as needed


Soak rice and dals together overnight.

Wash these well the next day and then grind them coarsely with little water, ginger, asafoetida and salt.

Leave the mixture to ferment for about 3-4 houurs. You can make dosas immediately also but they come out better if allowed to ferment.

Heat a non-stick griddle or tawa.  Grease with a little oil.

Take a ladle of the mixture and spread to make a small dosa. Cover to cook.

Once cooked on one side, turn it over and cook the other side as well adding oil as needed.

To make this more nutritious, over you can add some vegetables like grated carrots, beets, spinach, fenugreek leaves etc before turning over.

Let it cook for about 2 minutes on each side on a medium heat.

Serve this with curd to the baby.


Purnima is a social worker, writer and trainer by passion and mother to a one year old by absolute delight!! She cooks as an art and loves creating easy, simple and fun things for her family. Books are her lifeline and let her breathe in an otherwise non-stop day. She blogs at and looks forward to hearing from all of you!!

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12 Replies to “Masala Oats, Multigrain dosa/ Addai”

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  4. Anil Gupta says:

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