Healthy Oats Thepla

Here is a healthy options to kick start your day in a healthy way making this Flat Bread known as Theplas.  This is also a perfect food to be taken when you are travelling long distances or going on picnics as they are easy to pack and do not spoil easily and keep well for a few days. They are light on the stomach, healthy, nutritious and filling too at the same time.
Ingredients
1 cup Whole wheat flour (atta)
½ cup  Quaker Oats
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp  Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida
chopped green chilly to taste

Salt to taste
2 tsp oil( 1tsp in dough and 1 while cooking)

 
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Method:
 

To begin making the thepla Recipe Take a bowl Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter out of it
Set aside for 10 mins. Divide into 4-5 balls and roll into thin chapatis.

Now Sprinkle a drop of oil on a non-stick pan and cook till both the sides are crispy & golden
Now  the tasty and healthy Oats Thepla are ready to serve! Relish with your favourite gravy or chutney, curd ,  tomato sauce or curd !!!!

Oats Apple Kheer

Payasam or Kheer is a traditional Indian dessert that is served in weddings, made for festivals and so on. It is the simplest of Indian desserts that can be whipped up in a jiffy.  if needed and also chop the apple finely instead of grating.

Ingredients

1 cup Oats (quacker oats)

1 cup apple (unpeeled)

4 tsp Sugar

1 cup Milk
5 Almonds

5 Raisins
A pinch of Elaichi (cardamom) powder
Method
Take a  non stick pan. Add oats and dry roast in a low heat till golden color. keep aside
Take the apple and cut into small pieces
Now take a bowl add apple&milk heat on medium flame by stirring in between for about 15 mins
Now add oats & Stir well.
Now Add sugar & cardamom powder and stir well to make sure there are no lumps.
Keep it on low flame for one minute.
Garnish with almonds and raisins.

Serve hot or u can freeze it also have chilled kheer which will be more tastier

Instant oats besan dosa

Oats has become a common ingredient in every kitchen these days. With so many different types & flavours of oats available in the market the possibilities of creating new varieties of Indian recipes is unbelievable. I have decided to create my very own Indian recipes using oats in unique ways. Oats besan dosa is a tasty dosa recipe which can be served as a snack or as a breakfast item. If you are bored of having oats porridge everyday, for a change you can make this dosa !!!!
Ingredients:
1 cup oats (  Quakers brand )
1/2 Besan flour
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp  Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cooking soda/ baking powder
salt to taste
2 tsp oil( 1tsp in dough and 1 while cooking)
Method:
Take a  bowl, mix together oats, besan, , turmeric powder, jeera , salt, cooking soda and needed water to make a batter. I added a little more than 1/2 cup of water. The batter should not be too thin nor too thick, so adjust water accordingly. Taste the batter to check for salt.
Now take a non stick tawa, when the tawa is well heated (check it by sprinkling water on the tawa), reduce the flame to medium and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.
When it is cooked, flip it over to the other side. Once the other side is cooked, remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney of your choice

Oats Crunchy Cutlet

 I have been getting few requests for Snacks using Oats from my readers and hence I had come up with an Oats Tikki recipe which is an easy and healthy snack. I have included oats in my breakfast in many interesting options and now slowly started to include them in various varieties other than breakfast.  Oats cutlet is a healthy and easy snack made with oats, potato and spices. It is a perfect tea time snack and also a nutritious after school snack for kids !!!!
Ingredients:
1 cup oats flour
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
1 boiled potato
1/2 cup onion (grated)
1/2 cup carrot (grated)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chilly (finely chopped)

a bunch of coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1 spring curry leaves
2 tsp Oil for frying cutlet
salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida

 
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Method:

First Boil, peel off potatoes smash and keep aside …

Take a bowl add oats ,potato,onion, carrot, all dry powders, ginger garlic paste mix all Make smooth and soft dough. Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes Roll the dough and stuff it with the mixture and roll it again..

Now divide the dough into a big roll and cut it

I use the cookie cutter to make them into heart shape.

Now heat a pan or tawa add 1 or 2 tsp oil and place 4 to 6 tikki ( depend on ur pan size), do not crowd then and cook in medium flame until golden brown.

Flip cutlet to another side add again oil and cook until olden brown again , drain in kitchen with towel  and do for remaining batch

Serve with tomato sauce!!!!

Oats Idly

Oats provides us with a wide range of health benefits. Oats are a storehouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Even research studies have proved that including oats in our regular diet provides us with many health benefits. Oats are high in fiber and help to reduce cholesterol. It is also considered to be beneficial for diabetic patients and people who want to reduce weight Oats idly is the instant version of making idli. These are simple, quick to make yet delicious and nutritious idlis. 
 
Ingredients
1 cup  Quacker Oats

1 cup rice flour

1/2 cup urad dhal

   1/2 tsp Baking soda
Salt as required
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Preparation

Dry rice & urad dhal make a powder and keep aside
Dry roast oats, until it is slightly hot to touch.Powder it and keep it aside.
Now add rice & urad powder add water and make a batter adding oats powder and salt.. Make a batter similar to idli batter.Let it sit for 15 minutes.(The batter should neither be thick nor thin but should be of dropping consistency.) Bring water to boil, grease the idli moulds with oil and pour a ladle of batter into the idly mould. Steam for 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked. After it cools slightly, remove the idli from the   mould and serve hot with any chutney or sambar of your choice…..
 

Note -Oats idli tastes best when it is hot with any variety of chutneys we like …..I love with green chutney ..My kids love oats  idly very much
 

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oats khichdi

Oats cooked with a lot of vegetables make a nutritious khichdi, which is very helpful for weight loss and a perfect health.
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Quacker oats
1 cup Yellow Moong dhal
1 cup onions.(finely chopped)
2 Tomatoes.(finely chopped)
1 cup chopped carrot, capsicum & beans and  peas,
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chili powder.
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/4 tsp Asafetida.
1/4 Mustard seeds
1/4 Cumin seeds
Curry leaves .
Salt as per taste

khichidi

METHOD
First wash the yellow moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
Soak them in enough water for 15-20 minutes and then drain the water. Meantime prep other ingredients for khichdi.
Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add Asafetida.& mustard seeds and let them pop. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.Now add curry leaves. It may splutter.
Immediately add chopped onions fry till it turns pink color
Now add ginger paste and green chili.Cook for a minute or till the raw smell of ginger goes away.
Add rest of the veggies (tomato, peas,capsicum,beans, carrot). Mix well ..cook for a minute or two

Now Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, Garam masala &coriander powder and salt.

Stir well cook for a minute then add oats & drained moong dal ..Mix well add water
Cover the pressure cooker with lid, put the weight on. Cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat. After that turn off the stove and let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the lid. You will notice the dal is almost mushy and khichdi has thick runny consistency.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot…..
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Oats Rava Dosa

We all know that oats is a very healthy and nutritious food. Oats has many vital nutrients such as vitamins, fiber and minerals. If you are bored of having oats porridge everyday, for a change you can make this rava dosa. Today let us learn how to prepare instant oats rava dosa following this easy and quick oats rava dosa recipe-
 
INGREDIENTS
1 cup  Quakers oats
1 cup rava ( sooji)
1 cup fresh curd
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds(rai)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tbsp cashewnuts
1 tsp green chilli ( chopped)
1 tsp curry leaves
1 tbsp finely dhaniya
3/4 cup of water
salt to taste
oil for greasing
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Method
First we have to combine the oatws flour , rava , curd & 3/4 cup of water in a deep bowl .
Mix well and keep aside for 15 – 20 minutes
Next heat the ghee in a pan and add the hing, mustard seeds, cumin seeds  and cashewnuts When it turns golden brown add ginger, chilli, curry leaves  & some salt, and chopped coriander leaves to this. Mix well and turn off the heat .. Now
Add it to the oats-rava batter. (make it thin if u lkike thin dosa i made it bit thick as my kids love thick dosa)
Now Heat a non stick tawa, pour a ladle of batter and spread it lightly in a circular motion as you do for normal dosa.
Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Make small dosas otherwise, you will not be able to flip over the dosa. Keep it on medium flame and cook the dosa. Do not be in a hurry to flip over the dosa. Let it get cooked well.
When it is cooked, flip it over to the other side. Do it carefully as this dosa will be very soft. After the other side is cooked, remove from heat and Serve warm with chutney of your choice.

Healthy Steamed Oats Muthia

Oats Muthia recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case. Using oats to make the popular gujarati snack makes it a wonder dish for diabetics. Oats rich in fibre, they help control blood sugar levels. You know that oats are rich in fiber which is good for your health. It is nutritious and healthy snack not only because we added oats, also we are using the steaming method over fried one…
Ingredients:
1 cup Oats (i used Quackers oats )

1/2 cup Steamed rice

1 cup Wheat flour

2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/2 Turmeric powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 Green chilli (finely chopped)

1 tsp Oil to fry
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon
1/4 cup Water
Method:
Take a big bowl add oats, rice and wheat flour….
Now add half tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tumeric powder, 1/2 coriander powder & salt Add little oil and knead into stiff dough.. I used little water …
Add about one inch of water in the steamer and bring it to a boil. Grease the tray (with holes) with oil.
Grease your hand and divide the dough into two parts and make 6 inch long rolls.
Steam it for around 20 minutes. Remove from the steamer and let it sit till it can be handles.
then slice it into round pieces.
Now take a frying pan add oil
Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter, followed by sesame seeds. Cover and let them splutter. Add a pinch of asafoetida and sauté for 2 seconds.
Now add ginger garlic paste as well finely chopped green chilly and curry leaves…. now add balance 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder & bit salt and squeeze the lemon mix well..
Add the sliced steamed muthia and sauté for a few minutes or till it absorbs the tempering…
Hot yummy oats muthia is ready to serve…
Serve with khadi for dinner or break fast …
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Oats Besan Adai

Oats besan adai is one of the quick healthy breakfast ideas .Another quick, instant & healthy breakfast idea for the busy mornings! Loaded with fiber-rich oats . Oats besan adai is very easy to prepare.  There is no need of fermentation.  You just have to soak all the lentils for 2 hours, and then grind together with oats.  And as soon as the batter is ready, the adai can be made. This instant adai is very light and works pretty well for breakfast too!
Ingredients

1 cup oats (  Quakers brand )

1/2 Besan flour
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp  Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida

1/4 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp cooking soda

1 cup onion finely chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 green chilly (finely chopped)

a bunch of coriander leaves

1 spring curry leaves

salt to taste

2 tsp oil( 1tsp in dough and 1 while cooking)

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Method
Take a  bowl, mix together oats, besan, onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, jeera , salt, cooking soda and needed water to make a batter. I added a little more than 1/2 cup of water. The batter should not be too thin it should be  thick, so adjust water accordingly. Taste the batter to check for salt.

Now take a non stick tawa, when the tawa is well heated (check it by sprinkling water on the tawa), reduce the flame to medium and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.
When it is cooked, flip it over to the other side. Once the other side is cooked, remove from tawa
Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney or with idli podi. I didnt wait for any chutney for sidedish just digged in eith idli podi and tomato sauce 🙂
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Oats Beetroot Paratha !!!

I have been thinking of doing this week’s healthy recipe and finally decided to do Oats Beetroot Paratha Recipe which is made from whole wheat flour dough stuffed with oats, potato & boiled beetroot  that is sauteed until tender……Oats are very healthy and fiber rich and just adding some masala to it and stuffing potato&beetroot  inside paratha making a very delicious main course for lunch or dinner. The stuffing with oats is very simple and hardly takes less time to make scrumptious parathas which can be served with any raithas.Carbohydrates, Proteins and Vitamins from the beets and the whole wheat &oats  gives this paratha taste and also the energy the kids require at school.
 
INGREDIENTS !!!

1 cup oats flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
1 boiled potato

1 boiled beetroot

1/2 cup onion finely chooped
1/4 cup peas

1 tsp ginger garlic paste                                                                                                                                                                            1 green chilly (finely chopped)
2 tsp Oil for frying cutlet
salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida
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METHOD!!!!

First take wheat flour add salt make a normal plain dough with water and keep aside
Boil, peel off potatoes & beetroot …..smash and keep aside …

Take a bowl add oats ,beetroot, potato,onion,, all dry powders, ginger garlic paste mix all Make smooth and soft dough. Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes Roll the dough and stuff it with the mixture and roll it again..
Now divide the dough into a small round shaped tikkisand keep aside.
Now take wheat plain dough ball at time. Dip it into dry flour and roll into 3-4 inch diameter circle using rolling pin and board  Now put oats beetroot stuffing in the center.. Pinch it into the center to seal it properly.  Again roll it  gently….. Then Heat the tawa in medium heat…. Once hot place the rolled paratha on it . Flip it and cook other side as well. Apply some oil/ghee on the surface…Flip again and cook it by pressing gently.   Oats beet root paratha is ready to serve with the choice of yours!!!!
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