Oats Appam

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Oats Appam

How long it takes: 1 hour

Makes : 28 Appams

Surprisingly oats preparations have become the most popular demand from the readers, and even more surprisingly they are actually quite yummy ! I have put up a few dishes from oats like the oats roti, oats paratha, oats upma, oats-poha upma, oats-poha chivda, oats-chana dal laddoos and now comes the appam.  It is a sweet appam, and I plan to attempt a spicy version in the upcoming weeks.  Here is my version of Oats Appam.

What you need to have:

1. Oats – 3/4 Cup

2. Wheat atta – 2 Tablespoons

3. Bombay sujee – 3 Tablespoons

4. Cooking soda – A pinch

5. Chopped jaggery – As per taste

6. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoons

7. Chopped cavendish banana – 1/4 cup

8. Grated cashews – A handful

9. Sesame seeds (white) –  1/4 Teaspoon (optional)

10. Cardamom – 5-6 (powdered)

11. Salt – A pinch

12. Cooking oil or pure ghee – 4-5 Tablespoons butter

13. Water – 1 Cup in all (approx to make the dough)

Ingredients of Oats Appam

Other ingredients of the dish

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a skillet with oats in it and dry roast it on medium flame till you get a nutty aroma.  On cooling it powder to a medium fine consistency

Oats being dry roasted

Oats being powdered

2. Sieve the oats powder, wheat atta, cooking soda in the atta siever.  Transfer it to a broad bowl.

Sieved oats powder, atta and soda

3. Grind chopped bananas, jaggery, fresh grated coconut in the mixer. Add water in steps to a medium fine consistency.

Ground mixture of jaggery, banana & coconut

4. Add this mix to the bowl from step-3 and mix well adding grated cashews, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and remaining water to bring it to a smooth batter consistency.

Ground mixture being added to the oats atta mix

Oats appam dough

5. Place an appam griddle on medium flame.  Add cooking oil or butter in each of the appam mould and when hot, pour appam batter in it. Adjust the flame as per the size of your burner and cook till done on a low/medium flame.

Oats appam being cooked

6. Flip and cook on the reverse adding a little ghee or oil.

Ready to serve Oats Appam

7. Enjoy with coconut chutney or even with butter

Ready to serve Oats Appam with coconut chutney

How long it takes : 1 hour (Including making the dough and frying the same)

Number of servings : 28

Good to remember:

1. Dry roasting of oats should be done on low flame.

2. Quantity of water depends upon the brand of oats.

3. Always use cavendish ripe bananas else it will not have the aroma of bananas at all. Also consistency of the dough will be right.

4. Fry Appams always on low/medium flame adjusting as per the size of your burner.


6 thoughts on “Oats Appam

    Priya said:
    January 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Appams looks damn cute and super healthy..

    Anu said:
    January 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Health appam looks great. Happy new year

    Maya said:
    January 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I love sweet appo. It reminds me of the Udupi Venkateshwara Temple appo which we get for Sankashti. I can now prepare this for Sankashti. Thanks Aunty.
    Aunty, btw what is Cavendish Banana? Is it the same as putbaale?

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Hi Maya,

      Cavendish banana is the long green one which when ripe develops dots all over the skin and sometimes green only and another variety will turn yellow as usual when ripe but of course has dots and well suited for Mangalore buns. I hope i am clear.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    January 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Pachi,

    Very Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. How are you all.. Thanks so much for this Godu appo with Oats, Now I can make a healthy version. Hoping to see more such yummy recipes from your expert hands.


    Shilpa Rao

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. Do try out with some variations if you can and send me the feed back. infact i prepared the same for break- fast today and was really yummmmmmmmmm

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