Oats and Mixed dal Dosa | Oats Lentils Dosa | No rice dosa

I have been trying to add lentils to my toddler’s diet just the way she likes, the dosa way! So after regular Mixed Dal dosas which had rice in it, I wanted to try a similar dosa with a combination of lentils but wanted to avoid rice. My husband gave me this amazing idea of using oats instead and I must say, it was a brain wave!

My toddler loved it a lot and you could never say it has oats in it. I am so happy to have found yet another healthy dosa recipe to be added to our breakfast menu. Rich in proteins and filled with goodness from oats, this is really a guilt free indulgence for those who want to reduce carbs in their diet. 

I also loved how soft they came out. My toddler loves soft dosas more than crisp ones and she really loved this dosa. Also they are the only way I can include mixed lentils in my husband’s diet as he hates dal the dal fry or khichdi way. Over all when the family loves what you cook, it is a win-win situation and if what you cook is a healthy dish, then it is a super win. What say? Do try this dosa. Happy and healthy cooking!

Health Benefits of Oats: Increases appetite control hormones, reduces asthma risk in children, improves immune system defenses, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes,lowers bad cholesterol,controls blood pressure and lowers the risk of obesity.

Health Benefits of Lentils: Lowers Cholesterol, Good for heart health and digestive health,Stabilizes blood sugar,Increases energy and good source of protein.


Ingredients: ( For approx 12 dosas)

  • 1 Cup Instant Oats/ Quick cooking Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 Cup Moong dal
  • 1/4 Cup whole Urad dal (You can use split ones too)
  • 1/4 Cup Chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

Step by Step recipe:

  1. Wash well and soak all the lentils together for about 4 to 5 hours. 
  2. Drain the water and grind along with oats and little water to a smooth paste. 
  3. Add hing and salt. Mix well with hands. 
  4. Keep covered for fermentation overnight or for 6 to 8 hours. Do not keep longer than that as it can make the batter turn sour. 
  5. While making dosas, mix the batter well with a ladle. Heat the dosa griddle or frying pan.
  6. Take a ladle full of dosa batter and pour over the pan. Using the back of the ladle, spread the dosa in clockwise direction. 
  7. Cover and cook for a minute till the top surface cooks well. 
  8. Remove, fold and serve with chutney or sambar.

I have served with this with Pudina Lehsun chutney.


  • You can use the lentils you have. Just use 1 Cup of mixed lentils and 1 Cup Oats.
  • Do not keep the dosa batter for more than 8 hours as it can make the batter sour.
  • Store the leftover batter in the refrigerator.
  • No need to powder the oats. Just add to the mixer as it is with the lentils. 
Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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