October 7, 2015

Oats Pongal / Diet Friendly Recipe

Are you on diet and bored of regular Oats and Milk  ? Then, this is a recipe for you....

Generally, there is a saying that all healthy foods are not tasty but I always believe that, it can converted into tasty dish by giving a twist. Though Oats has lots of nutritious values, there are lots of Oats haters because of it's unique taste and gooey texture. But when it is prepared in a different way, it tastes very delicious too. Various dishes can be prepared using oats like oats buttermilk, oats dosa, oats omelette, oats idly etc.. Personally, I use Oats powder to replace bread crumbs for fried items.

Oats pongal is a tasty, healthy and filling breakfast. As, this is a diet- friendly recipe, I have used Olive oil for seasoning. But regular oil or ghee can also be used for extra richness. Diet watchers can skip cashews too. I have added only 3 for the garnishing purpose.

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Moong dal
1 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Oats
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 Tsp Jeera
8 Pepper corns
Handful of Curry leaves
3 - 4 Cashews ( Optional ) I have used only for garnishing.
1 Big Green chillies, sliced
1 inch Ginger, chopped n crushed
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash Moong dal and pressure cook it for 4 -5 whistles by adding 1 cup of water. Keep aside.

Take a non - stick pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water and salt.

Let it boil and add the oats.

Simmer the flame and cook it for 5 minutes or till its done.

Add the cooked dal and mix well.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan and add Jeera followed by pepper corns, ginger, green chillies, Cashews and curry leaves.

Fry it for half a minute and add it to oats pongal.

Mix well and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Coconut chutney and Sambhar.

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