June 16, 2016

Oats & Peas Congee

Hello Friends...

Getting into regular routine of life after a long much needed break is really tough to manage and need loads of self motivation to be back on track. My summer break is finally over and back to my lovely space with an exciting news of winning in Plattershare for Chicken Vs Paneer Contest which happened a month back. Felt really happy when my innovative recipe, Poached egg in chicken rasam won in the contest and icing on the cake is getting a personalised message from Masterchef. Jayanandan for this recipe. I am thankful to plattershare and feeling excited as this is the second time win in their amazing platform. Also, thanks to Goindiaorganic team for sponsoring and sending these healthy and diet friendly products.

In my today's recipe, I have used the organic porridge oats which I received from Goindiaorganic. Absolutely loved the quality of it and the texture was so perfect with less gooey consistency.

Congee is a type of porridge which is usually prepared using rice or gruel in many Asian countries. The word congee is derived from Kanji ( Tamil ), which is the prominent food of Tamilnadu. The preparation of congee and the side dish for it varies according to places. Though the congee is eaten as such, additional ingredients like meat, chicken, fish etc are added as flavourings. In my recent visit to china trip, had a great chance to taste the authentic chicken flavoured congee with delicious toppings, so thought of trying the same with a healthier version by using organic oats. I have used chicken powder in this recipe which can also be replaced with stock cubes or fresh chicken pieces.

Ingredients :

3/4 Cup Oats 
1/4 Cup Green peas
2 1/2 Cups Water 
1 Tbsp Chicken powder 
1/4 Tsp Pepper powder 
Salt, if necessary 
1/4 Tsp Sesame Oil 
3 Tbsp Spring Onion leaves, finely chopped
2 Eggs, Boiled and Sliced

Method :

Mix chicken powder and water in a heavy bottomed bowl.

Bring it to boil and add green peas followed by oats.

Simmer the flame and cook till the oats & peas gets cooked.

Add pepper powder, sesame oil and few chopped spring onion leaves.

Let it cook for couple of minutes or till you get the required porridge consistency.

Remove from the flame and transfer it to a soup bowl.

Add sliced boiled eggs and the remaining spring onion leaves on top of the porridge while serving.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with boiled eggs.

Notes :

Instead of using chicken powder, fresh chicken pieces can be used. And if using fresh ones, prepare stock out of it and then add the remaining ingredients.