Saturday, March 23, 2013

Masala Oats Appo (Masala Oats Paniyaram)- Instant Version

Masala Oats Appo is a healthy, quick breakfast. I got this recipe from a FB group (posted by Archana ). Recently I have been using oats so much that I keep hunting for more recipes. The recipes using oats are not only healthy but it is also quick and tasty. Without much effort, a comforting breakfast is ready :-)

  • Quick Cooking Oats- 1 cup
  • Rice Flour- 3 Tbsp
  • Yogurt/ Curd (thick)- 1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda- 1/8 tsp
  • Coconut pieces- 2-3 tsp (I didn't add)
  • Onion, chopped- 1/4 cup
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chanadal (split chickpeas)- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Green chilli- 1 
  • Salt- To taste


Take oats, rice flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Then add yogurt and mix well. Then slowly add water to make it a thick batter (oats will soak up little moisture. Yogurt I used was really thick. Hence I ended using 1 cup of water). Let this batter rest for 10- 15 minutes.

While the batter is resting, prepare the seasoning.
Heat oil in a small pan. Then add mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter, add chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Then add in chanadal and roast for few seconds. Then add in the chopped onions and roast this mixture until the onions starts to turn brown. Add this seasoning to the batter. Mix well.

Add more water to the batter, if it is very thick (consistency of the batter should be thick but of pouring consistency).
Now heat the special pan, used for making Appo.

Add few drops of oil in each small moulds. Now pour the batter in each of them.

Let it cook on a medium heat, covered/uncovered until it turns golden brown on bottom part. Then carefully turn them using a fork/spoon.

Fry the other side until you get a uniform color throughout. Remove them and serve. Masala Oats Appo is ready!!

Serve it hot with any chutney of your choice. Above measurement serves two people.


  1. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.I just bought a appo dish ,waiting to try out these recipes.

    1. Thats awesome..I have many recipes for appo - sweet and savory. Try and let me know :-)