Cheese & Oats Paniyaram


So I am back after a month though it seems like ages. In March, I had a very different perception of how April and May would turn out considering it is the daughter’s vacation time, but it wS hectic and chaotic in wholly different ways. Right from having a oil splash accident to help organise the brother & sis-in-law’s baby shower to help playing nurse to the father-in-law, this summer has me running in circles. Now it’s hardly any time left for school time and to begin the routine again.

In between all this activity the husband managed to travel for work and wearily asked me if I would need some rye flour or gluten again. Seems like he has finally resigned to fate, which is nice! I was kind and asked him to only pick up some cheese since he was in Amsterdam. He did and has been asking me to add cheese to everything I make. So when I picked this theme of ‘One protein three dishes’, I knew it simply had to be cheese. So here is the first of my three ‘cheesy’ dishes which is a quick and comparatively healthy snack for adults and kids alike.


Recipe adapted from here

Serves 3-4


1 cup Quick cooking oats

1 small sized carrot, grated

2 tbsp Rice flour

1 tbsp Semolina

2-3 tbsp shredded cheese

1-2 green chillies, finely chopped

1″ ginger, grated

1/2 tsp Baking soda

Few coriander leaves





  • Heat an appe pan with 2-3 drops of oil in each cavity
  • Mix all the ingredients except baking soda and oil
  • Add enough water for the batter to be thicker in consistency as compared to idli batter
  • Add baking soda and give it a quick mix
  • Pour the batter into the appe pan till it is almost full
  • Cover and cook in simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Once the top part seems cooked, turn it over with a spoon and cook uncovered for 1-2 minutes
  • Take it off from the pan and repeat for the remaining batter
  • Serve with chutney or ketchup or mayonnaise of your choice
  • Enjoy!


  1. I used matured goat cheese but cheddar should also work just as well
  2. Green chillies and ginger can be reduced or omitted if making for kids


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, ‘One protein three dishes’.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM


18 Comments Add yours

  1. I am in for anything with cheese. These paniyarams look so delicious and I would love to grab a few off screen right away Sowmya!

  2. chefkreso says:

    These look really yummy!

    1. Sowmya:) says:

      Thank you. Do try it!

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Glad to see you back Sowmya, cheese oats paniyaram sounds prefect to munch anytime of the day with some spicy chutney, interesting dish to include both cheese and oats in our diet.

  4. Perfectly made. Sounds like you have had an amazingly busy holiday and hankering for a holiday. How about coming down here.

  5. Renu says:

    Delicious and healthy paniyaram. Your pics are so tempting.

  6. Nisha Ramesh says:

    Interesting paniyaram. Delicious and a healthy snack for kids.

  7. harini says:

    Interesting addition of cheese in the traditional paniyaram. Love the new name for your space.

  8. Looking forward to the other two cheese dishes. What a wonderful way to get picky people to enjoy their oats. I must recommend this recipe to my aunt who is looking after my sick uncle and he refuses to eat oats in the morning while the doctor has suggested that he should have to control his diabetes. I’m sure he will like these cheesy paniyarams.

  9. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Ah that’s been some hectic things Sowmya, hope your are better now. lol good that your husband finally accepted and also getting you such fantastic ones. Love adding cheese to dishes, these paniyam looks so sinful..can’t want to read your rest!

  10. varadaskitchen says:

    Oats and cheese is a nice combo. Nice idea to cook it in the apple pan.

  11. Farah says:

    Perfect kids recipe! Super idea….

  12. Hope your hand has healed now Sowmya.Yes, holidays have been hectic and in a couple of days the schools reopen.Yay! Anyway, nice that your hubby brings back stuffs and anything with cheese is a definite yes! Lovely dish Sowmya and eager to see the other 2 dishes with cheese,

  13. Healthy paniyaram with oats and cheese. Good one

  14. Making paniyaram with cheese and oats is a nice fusion to the classic dish. It sounds quite interesting too.

  15. Jyoti Babel says:

    I love paniyarams. This is a unique combination of flavours with cheese and oats. will surely try it next time.

  16. preeti garg says:

    Looks so delicious.

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