oats chilla uttpam
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Oats Chilla Uttapam

Oats Chilla / cheela - A very healthy ,delicious and easy to make savory pancake .

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Keyword: oats chilla, oats recipe, Oats uttpam
Servings: 2
Author: anjanaskc



  • 1 cup Quick cooking Oats *
  • 4 tbsp Semolina / Sooji
  • 4 tbsp Gram flour / Besan
  • 4 tbsp Sour Yogurt/ Khatta Dahi
  • 1/2 cup Water / Paani approx
  • to Taste Salt / Namak
  • 1 tsp Chili flakes /Kuti hui laal mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • pinch of Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Eno fruit salt optional
  • 1.5 tsp Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp Tomatoes / Tamatar chopped
  • 3 tbsp Carrot / Gajar grated
  • 3 tbsp Bell Peppers / Capsicum / Shimla Mirch chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped


  • Take a bowl and add oats ,semolina and gram flour and mix.
  • Now add yogurt and water and make a medium thick batter like idli batter and keep covered for 15 minutes
  • Then blend the mixture either with a whisk or fork or use a hand blender
  • Add all the spices and the vegetables and mix.(check notes),add eno just before making the cheela.
  • Heat a non stick or iron tawa and grease with few drops of cooking oil or ghee.
  • Spread a ladle full of batter on the medium hot tawa and spread it gently with the back of the ladle to make a slight thin pancake.
  • let it cook on medium to low heat,when the top looked dry then drizzle a tsp of oil or butter around the chilla and let it cook till it the base become golden
  • Now flip it over gently and cook from other side,drizzle some oil around the edges so it get cooked from both the sides.
  • When chilla uttapam become golden from both the sides then remove from the pan and serve hot.
  • Serving suggestions- serve with mint chutney,tomato ketchup or any tangy sauce of your choice.


  • You can either mix the chopped vegetables in the batter or top them over the chilla like uttapam.¬†
  • You can grind the oats and semolina and store in a jar ,then you don't need to grind or whisk the batter before making cheela.
  • You can add rice flour and wheat flour instead of semolina and gram flour.
  • Can use any types of oats i.e instant or rolled
  • Add water according to the quality of oats you are using, make the batter semi thick¬† else it will take time to cook and cheela may become too soft and soggy.
  • you can use sour buttermilk instead of yogurt and water.
  • If the yogurt is not sour then can add 1/2 ts of lemon juice in it.