Friday, May 18, 2012

Oats Upma:

1 cup Plain Oats ( Used Quaker whole grain )
1 cup veggies(carrot, onions, capsicum, beans..)
2 cups water
3 green chilies
1 tbs oil
1 tsp chana dal
4-5 curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp ginger( finely chopped)
1 tbs cashews (optional)
1 tbs cilantro(optional)
1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once it splatter, add chana, cashews. Fry for a
minute and add onions, green chilies, curry leaves. 
2. Once onions start getting soft, add veggies(carrots, capsicum, beans...).
3. Fry veggies till they get soft. Then add water and salt. Close the lid and bring it to boil.
4. Now add cilantro and oats, mix well and close the lid. 
5. Within 2 minutes oats upma should be ready.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Oats Dosa:
Oats is discovered as the only cereal with numerous health benefits for our lifestyle. But its boring to eat oats with milk which again has fat. I prefer a bit spicy breakfast. So thought of making healthy Indian tiffins. This is one of the creation from that thought. We usually have to plan the previous night to prepare dosas, but here its instant. Sounds good, right!;)
1 cup plain oats (Used Quaker whole grain)
3/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup sooji
2 green chilies
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup cilantro
oil for dosa
onions & ginger (chopped very small)

1. Add water to the mixture of oaks, rice flour and sooji, stir well and soak for about 10-15 min.
2. Add green chilies, cumin, pepper, ginger, cilantro, salt to oats mixture and grind all these ingredients into dosa batter consistency. 
3. Heat dosa pan. Take a ladle full of batter and spread to make dosa. Sprinkle some oil on the edges of dosa.
4. Sprinkle chopped onion and ginger on dosa. Once you feel its getting brown at the bottom, you can fold it and serve it. You need not turn it to other side. 
5. You can serve it just as pesarattu with ginger chutney or coconut chutney. 


Sounds like Chinese, isn't it! But I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who lives in Delhi. Of course made some changes to make it more healthy. This is the quick snack or sometimes breakfast I prepare very often. Nothing to shop for this recipe. Its all with ingredients from our refrigerator.  

4 - Bread slices
2 eggs
2 green chilies
1 cup- veggies (carrot, capsicum, onions)
1tsp- oil

1. Take off brown edge of the bread slices and cut them into 1/2" cubes.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add veggies one by one- carrots, capsicum and onions. (You can sprinkle little salt on veggies to cook them fast). Then add green chilies. 
3. Once all the veggies are cooked soft, now add salt. 
4. Lower the heat, add egg, mix well with veggies and immediately add bread cubes. 
5. Now increase heat to medium and keep mixing bread cubes with egg. Within 2 minutes you see a dry mixture of bread chunks with egg coating. 
6. If you like, you can garnish with cilantro. 
7. For an extra richness, you can add cashews too.