Oats Mutter Dosa (Diabetic-friendly Recipe) by Tarla Dalal

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Jan. 15, 2014

This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fiber. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fiber beta-glucan, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin A. Prepare this instantly and serve it hot with chutney of your choice.


For the dosa batter
Quick cooking rolled oats 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Split black lentil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (urad dal)
Salt To Taste
Water 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
For the stuffing
Oil 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (rai / sarson)
Green chilli 1 , slit
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Grated carrot 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green peas 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , par boiled
Chaat masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
Oil 2 1/4 Teaspoon (for greasing and cooking)




1. In a bowl combine together oats, urad dal, and salt and blend in the mixer to form a fine powder. Add 1¾ cups of water and mix properly to prepare a batter of pouring consistency. Cover and keep aside for 10 - 15 minutes.


2. In a broad non-stick pan, add oil and when hot add mustard seeds and green chili. As soon as the seeds start crackling add onions and sauté on low flame for 2 - 3 minutes.

3. Now add carrots and green peas, sauté for a minute or two and mix in salt, chaat masala and chilli powder. Cook for a couple of minutes and add lemon juice. Turn off heat after a minute. Divide the stuffing into eight equal parts and keep aside.


4. Grease a non stick griddle (tava) using ¼ teaspoon of oil and when hot pour over a spoonful of batter and spread it evenly in a circular motion to make a dosa of 7 inch in diameter.

5. Now smear ¼ teaspoon of oil around the edges of the dosa and cook until light brown. Place one portion of already prepared stuffing in the centre of dosa and fold over.

6. Repeat the above steps to prepare seven more dosas.


7. Serve the dosa hot with chutney of your choice.


The batter becomes thicker if kept aside for long period of time, thus making it difficult to spread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 113Calories from Fat 22

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 62 mg2.58%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet