Friday, 21 June 2013

Oat recipes: 20 ways to add oats to your diet :Powered BY - Mitalee Doshi

Oats are a good source of fibre, which can help to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels. They also contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It reduces risk of heart diseases. It regularises bowel function due to its high fibre content.
It also forms an important part of weight loss diet. It also enhances immune response to disease.
You can go on to add apple, banana, pear, roasted walnut or almonds to 2 cups milk/yoghurt and ½ cup oats to make a delicious smoothie, anytime during the day to give your body a healthy punch.
Let your family applaud you for this healthy creation. Get oats transformed into a healthy salad along with minced onion, cherry tomato, sprouted beans, boiled potato, cucumber, lemon herbs like, mint and parsley. Do not forget to boil oats (salted water) for 25 min, drain and rinse under cold water.
Make oats porridge in the milk with cinnamon powder, honey added to it. Later, while serving add grated apple, nuts and dry fruits to prepare a delicious and healthy breakfast
Oats Dosa
Combine one cup quick cooking rolled oats, ¼ th cup urad dal and salt in a bowl and blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
Add 1¾ cups of water and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency. Cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes and then prepare dosas from that batter.
Oats Idli
First coarsely powder six tbsp oat . Add salt , ½ cup yoghurt and beat well.
Add water to make a smooth batter of thick but pouring consistency
Add chopped coriander leaves and one grated carrot. Add vaghar of one tbsp urad dal, ½ tbsp chana dal and ½ tbsp mustard seeds. Now put it into the idli molds and steam for 15- 20 min.
Oats Dhokla
Roast one cup of Instant oats and ½ cup sooji separately for five min. Mix both and add salt, two cup curd, chilli powder and pepper powder to the mix. Add water if you need to make batter of Idli consistency. Mix one tsp eno fruit salt to the batter. Boil water in a deep pan for steaming. Transfer batter in a greased thali .Steam for 15 - 20 min.
Oats Upma
Roast four tbsp oats in a pan without oil for about 3-5 mins and keep it aside. Heat one tsp oil in the pan and add one tsp urad dal, ½ tsp chana dal, ½ tsp mustard seeds, chopped green chilli and fry for some time till the dal turns golden brown. Now add ½ sliced onions, ginger and three curry leaves. Saute the onions till they are tender, add pinch of hing and salt. Add two cups water and allow it to boil for some time and then add the roasted oats and veg of your choice. Keep stirring till all the water is absorbed and oats are thoroughly cooked
Oats In soup
In a pan, combine one cup quick cooking rolled oats along with three cups of water and cook for 10 minutes, till the oats are cooked.They can then be added in any veg soup .
Oats Sheera
Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan, add the oats and saute till they turn light brown in colour while stirring continuously. Add the pineapple puree and saute for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring continuously. Add the sugar, milk and water and simmer for 10 minutes or till the liquid evaporates.Garnish with nuts
Oats Paratha
To one cup Wheat flour , add ½ cup Coarsely ground quick cooking rolled oats and ½ cup curd. Add chopped onion , coriander , phudina leaves , ginger chilli paste , jeera powdr , salt and prepare dough with little water if needed and make parathas.
Oats Bhel
One cup Dry roast the quick cooking rolled oats in a pan for 4-5 min on a medium flame . Once it cools add, ½ cup mixed veg like onion , tomato , cucumber , ¼ th cup boiled chana , one cup curd . Later add meetha chutney , chaat masala , chilli powder , jeera powder and salt . Garnish with coriander and pomegranate .
Oats Khichdi
Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the green chilli garlic paste and saute on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the oats and yellow moong dal and saute on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. Add hot water , turmeric and salt, mix well and pressure cook for two whistles.
Oats Poha Chiwda
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.
When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well.
Add the roasted oats, roasted poha, papad, chana dal, sugar and salt and toss well. Cool and store in an air-tight container.
Oats veg Cheela
Mix quick cooking rolled oats , wheat flour , jowar flour in equal proportion along with chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger green chilli paste , salt , coriander . Mix well and add water to make batter like uttapa and make cheelas on non stick tawa using little oil .
Oats Sandwich
Roast oats in a pan . Once it cools add curd , carrot , capsicum , boiled corn , tomato ketchup , salt , pepper , coriander and mix well . Use this as the filling in the sandwich and heat it on tawa
Oats and Ragi Rotis
Mix equal proportion of powdered quick cooking rolled oats and ragi . Add jeera , salt, green chilli paste , chopped onion and prepare dough using water and then make rotis and serve with raita.
Oat Cakes
Mix 1 egg and 1 egg white with milk, 1 pack of instant oatmeal and little sugar.
Cook in a pan in the shape of pan cakes and enjoy .

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