Saturday, June 20, 2015

Oats Upma

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     Breakfast is an integral part of our daily routine and it helps us start our day with full energy and enthusiasm. And for the energy to keep us going, wholegrain is the best option, it provides energy and are a good source of dietary fiber. Compared to other whole grains, oats are higher in protein and healthy fats and contains both insoluble and soluble dietary fiber. So, I have included oats in my diet.  I take it with fruits and yoghurt or sometimes I make this savory version, which just tastes awesome.
     Have you included oats in your diet? If not, start from tomorrow and see how health changes for better. This is the same way we make South Indian breakfast "upma", just I added oats instead of rawa/suji and I bet oats upma can give a tough competition to Rawa Upma anytime. Try this to believe me.....................................


You need :
 Powdered Oats : 1 cup
Vegetables of your choice : chopped/sliced[ I added finely sliced carrots, capsicum and frozen corn]
Raw Peanuts : 2 tblsp.
Onion : 2, chopped/sliced
Tomato : 1, chopped
Green chilli : 2, finely hopped
Ginger : 1/2 ", finely chopped
Water : 2 cups
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Red chilli powder : 1-2 tsp. 
 For tempering :
Mustard seed : 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chilli : 1
bengal gram(chana dal) : 1 tsp.
Split black beans(urad dal) : 1 tsp.
Curry leaves : 10-12
Oil : 1 tblsp.
Juice of 1 lemon



How To :
  • Heat oil in a pan, add raw peanuts and fry till they bright brown in color. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan, add dry red chilli, urad and chana dal, mustard seed and curry leaves, when aroma arises, add onions, green chillies and ginger, then add carrots and stir fry them for some time, then add chopped capsicum, corn and tomatoes.
  • When tomatoes soften, add oats and mix well with the vegetables, add turmeric and red chilli powder and mix well with the oats. Now add the water and season with salt. In medium flame, let it cook uncovered till all water evaporates , stir occasionally. When all water evaporates and oats are cooked, check the seasoning and remove from heat. Add lemon juice, mix well and serve. 
  • You can garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.





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