Cracked Wheat and Oats Adai


After Cracked Wheat Idli, it has been a while since I posted (actually, cooked) anything with cracked wheat.  Thought of preparing Cracked Wheat Pongal and soaked moong dal, and then I realized I had only 1/2 cup of cracked wheat. I soaked toor Dal as well, along with moong Dal, and decided to try Uthappam with cracked wheat, dal and oats (I named Uthappam, as its texture resembled the soft Uthappam). To my surprise, it was a winner and hubby couldn’t believe that I used cracked wheat and made instant uthappam!

Cracked Wheat and Oats Utthapam

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 2-3 hours | Cooking time : 10 minutes | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Cracked Wheat – 1/2 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Toor dal – 1/4 cup

Mong Dal – 1/4 cup

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Hing – a generous pinch

Oil – as required to grease

salt – as needed



  • Soak the two lentils, along with cracked wheat, fenugreek and oats for about 3 hours (I soaked in warm water)
  • Drain the water, and Grind,  by adding water
  • Heat the skillet. When it is hot, add a little oil and pour the batter into the skillet


  • After one side is cooked well, turn and cook the other side. Serve it with any chutney. We had with Thakkali Thokku



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39 thoughts on “Cracked Wheat and Oats Adai

  1. […] • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or till the color changes to dark blackish green; remove the mix when it leaves the sides of the pan or when it forms as a thick paste. Suits well with Curd Rice, Idli, Dosa etc., […]

  2. swethadhaara August 5, 2014 at 11:56 PM Reply

    Hey, I made this recipe today morning for breakfast. I made with ghee and served with sambar. It was very tasty, I found a trick to serve cracked wheats to my hubby who generally does not like them. Thanks dear!!

  3. Liz August 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM Reply

    still learning from you–hadn’t realized there were different kinds of lentils. Only knew of red, brown, and green. ?? These look crazy good. Comforting and healthy 🙂

  4. simplyvegetarian777 August 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM Reply

    Awesome share Vidya :).

  5. Namrata August 4, 2014 at 11:13 PM Reply

    nice recipe. A great breakfast option!

  6. Manjula Bharath August 4, 2014 at 10:12 PM Reply

    very healthy and delicious uttapam dear 🙂 looks very tempting !!

  7. Aditi August 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM Reply

    Looks like a very interesting recipe. I like to try different kinds of utappams too! What kind of oats did you use though? Bookmarking this. 🙂

  8. Malar August 4, 2014 at 12:11 PM Reply

    It’s more like oats adai 🙂 I liked this version, with thokku it will be a great combination 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food August 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM Reply

      Malar, with Dal I thought will name them Adai but texture reminded me Uthappam so changed my mind. Oats Uthappam? Nice waiting for your post, will try soon

      • Malar August 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM

        Totally it is just like uthappam 🙂 Will bring on mine soon dear 🙂

      • Traditionally Modern Food August 4, 2014 at 9:44 PM

        Sure dear. You and my Amma think alike. Even she was telling its Adai. Infact we where debating whether its Adai or Uthappam;-) now I am confused:-p

      • Malar August 4, 2014 at 10:11 PM

        I will go for adai 😛

      • Traditionally Modern Food August 4, 2014 at 10:13 PM

        My Mom also voted for Adai:-)

      • Malar August 4, 2014 at 10:16 PM


  9. Bikramjit August 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM Reply

    yummy again

  10. srividhya August 4, 2014 at 9:13 AM Reply

    Very healthy. . Fermentation vendama??

    • Traditionally Modern Food August 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM Reply

      Srividhya, since Urad Dal is not used fermentation is not required can cook the batter immediately after grinding

      • srividhya August 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM

        Oh ok..

  11. Sushma Mallya August 4, 2014 at 5:15 AM Reply

    V healthy and delicious recipe …looks so perfect and yummy!

  12. Charanya August 4, 2014 at 4:39 AM Reply gluten intolerance is a pain :/ looks good though. I could try with cous cous.

  13. Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve August 4, 2014 at 4:14 AM Reply

    You are loading so much healthy recipes Vidya 🙂 Super ji

  14. Chitra Jagadish August 4, 2014 at 4:00 AM Reply

    Looks fluffy and amazing just remember set dosa by the look of this….slurp..

  15. Sadia Mohamed August 4, 2014 at 2:49 AM Reply

    Healthy uthappam

  16. Gloria August 4, 2014 at 2:44 AM Reply

    Healthy and yummy utthapam

  17. Lori August 4, 2014 at 12:44 AM Reply

    These look great Vidya! So glad they worked out for you and your hubby loved them!

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