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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weight Reduction Recipe - Oats Poridge - Indian way..

Oats Porridge -Good Breakfast recipe

As we all know that Oats has lot of soluble Fibres that helps in lowering High Cholostral levels,reducing the fat and Good for Diabetics,regulates digestion process thus prevents constipation,healthy feed suppliment for kids and grown ups ,But this recipe is bascically Oil free and it even satisfies the taste buds of those who are on diet control..


Oats - 6 tablespoons (rolled oats; I used quaker oats)

Chopped onion - 3 tablespoon (Big onions preferably, shallots can also be used)

Chopped carrot - 2 to 3 tablespoon (or half of a big carrot)

Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon

French Beans - 3 (remove strings & chop)

Green chilly - 1 (split half)

Garlic - 1 small clove crushed

Ginger - 1 small piece crushed

Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon (or 1/2 teaspoon if you need it more spicy)

Garam masala / Homemade Tandoori masala - 1/4 teaspoon

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon (or as required)

Method :

Place a saucepan/Kadai on flame and pour 400 ml of water (or nearly 2 glasses).

Add chopped onion, carrot, beans, coriander leaves, slit green chilli, crushed ginger and garlic and
stir well.

 When it starts boiling add all the dry powders cumin powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder, garam masala  (or homemade tandoori masala powder) and salt. Stir well.

Cook on low flame for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables get cooked.

Now add oats and stir.

Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the oats gets cooked.

Add extra water if required. Now check for salt and add if needed.

Once the dish gets done remove from flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve.

TIP 1: You will get all the necessary fiber and goodness from a bowl of oats porridge, but if you still want to make it protein rich add some cooked dal (like split green gram / Split pigeon peas). This will make it a tasty & complete meal.

TIP 2: use homemade tandoori masala powder that does not have any added food colors.or any reputed  brand tandoori masala  would do. tandoori masala adds a special flavor.

TIP 3: Optionally you can add other veggies like chopped beetroot, potatoes, peas or cabbage. You can also add few mint leaves to add some extra punch.

TIP 4: To bring out the flavors better you can add a small piece of jaggery or 1/8 tsp of sugar. But it completely optional.

Tip 5 : Try to Add more crusged garlic as this will reduce hyper tension(B.P),Fights Bronchities and Prevents respiratory Disorders.