Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MASALA OATS



During my recent visit to India I found this new product in the market "Masala Oats" . just like Maggi which is always handy when you run out of ideas.It was really awesome. It is such a healthy option for a breakfast or brunch. I tried making it for the first time here in Brazil with normal oats and some boiled vegetables. You can use any vegetables available at home like beans, carrots, capsicums .. etc etc. For flavouring I always try out many variations. Today's dish is with sambar powder flavour. It tasted like bissibella bath.There is no end to variations. You can go ahead and add even boiled chicken / minced chicken, soya granules etc etc.. If you are making for the kids it is better not to make it very spicy.

Ingredients:
Oats ...             5-6 tbsps
Boiled vegetables - 1 cup
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ...... a pinch
Sambar powder .. 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt .............. to taste
Oil  or Ghee... 2 tbsps
Coriander leaves .. for garnishing.

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the asafoetida, mustard and cumin seeds.
2. When they crackle add the oats and saute for a minute on low flame until you get a nice aroma.
3. Now carefully add 2 cups of water stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
4. Bring to a boil and simmer. Add the salt and the mentioned spices and simmer.
5. When the oats are almost cooked, tip in the boiled vegetables and coriander leaves.
6. Simmer for a minute. The consistency depends on how thick or thin you like it. Add water accordingly.
Serve hot.


22 comments:

  1. I too have tasted when I last visited Indian and just loved its taste. Good you posted the recipe dear... Thanks..

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  2. very inviting and delicious masala oats :) a perfect healthy meal and love the addition sambhar pd in it !!

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  3. looks like a very healthy version of
    khichdi ...loved it...

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  4. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  5. Very innovative and delicious recipe.

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  6. Can happily have this healthy oats to kick start my day, fibre rich and delicious dish.

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