Oats uthappam Uttapam is a thick pancake made with fermented batter usually made of lentil and rice. You can find the basic south Indian uttapam recipe here which is usually made of left over plain or masala dosa batter. Most of these easy oats recipes are a good alternate to an elaborate meal. There are a few different ways I make oats uttapam, sharing all of them. You can use any kind of oats. If using rolled oats, powder them and use. If using quick cook oats with rice flour, they can be used without powdering too. In the first method of instant oats uttapam, rice flour or sooji (semolina) has to be used for a good binding and crispness.