Instant Oats Paddu

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A quick Paddu Recipe to the rescue when you don't know what to cook for breakfast. Also makes for a great after school snack or weeknight dinner


Last year, We had bought a jumbo sized pack of Instant Oats from Costco & since we add only a tablespoon of oats into our smoothies, it was hardly getting used up. My Mum was visiting us & she started experimenting a lot of Indian recipes using Oats. 

She makes this really delicious Veggie loaded Oats Upma ( A recipe that I plan to share soon ) & then this Paddu also happened.

The texture of this paddu is softer than the ones made using Dosa batter but is nonetheless tasty. 

Its an easy instant recipe when you'd like something quick & nutritious & especially if you want to use up your packet of Oats :)

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • Half Cup Fine Rava/Chiroti Rava 
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Flour 
  • 1 medium sized Onion - Finely chopped
  • 1 small Carrot - grated 
  • 6-7 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • A handful of Fresh Coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Curds
  • Salt as per taste 
How To:

In a pan, dry roast Oats & set it aside to cool. Once cool, grind it into a powder using a mixer-blender

In the same pan, roast Fine Raw until aromatic. Set aside

In a pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, add onions & Green chilies & sauté for a couple of minutes. Add ginger & grated carrots & sauté until the carrots are slightly cooked. Turn off the heat.

In a wide bowl, add powdered Oats, Rava, Rice Flour sautéed Onion-carrot mixture, Curds, Baking Soda, chopped coriander & Salt. 

Add water to make a fairly thick batter. Set aside for 10-15 minutes

Now Proceed to make Paddus.

To Make Paddus

Grease the Paddu maker with oil. Turn on the heat. When its fairly hot, add a ladle full of batter into each indent & cover with a lid. Let it cook on medium flame

After a minutes, with the help of a small spoon, flip the paddus & let them cook the other side as well.

After a minute, Take them out of Paddu Maker & serve hot with Peanut Chutney 

Grease the Paddu Maker again & repeat the process to make more Paddus 


These Paddus have a slightly sticky inside due to the addition of oats which is why they taste best when its Hot & freshly out of the pan. Its not very suitable to be carried in a Lunch/Snack box

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