Tasty Oats

This is a very nutritious and healthy dish. I learnt to make this from my dad. Do try this dish and see ur kids gobble up this tasty oats dish. This is a good way to make kids eat oats.

Ingredients :

White Oats – 2 cups
Onions – 1 medium
Potatoes – 1 medium
Green chillies – 2
Jeera (cumin seeds)- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Nylon sev for garnish (optional)
Oil- 1tsp
Method :

In a strainer add the oats and pour water onto it and keep it aside. All the water will get drained down from the strainer. Keep it aside for sometime.

In a pan put some oil. Add jeera and the green chillies. Sautee for some time. Now add the chopped onions and let it cook till tender. Add the cubed potatoes, turmeric powder and fry till the potato get fully cooked and a bit roasted.

Now once the potatos is cooked add the oats into it… and mix well.Cook it covered for 10 mins on medium flame.Now garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.Add the fresh lemon juice and mix well. Serve in a plate and garnish with nylon sev and serve.

It can be made healthier by adding tofu or carrots instead of potatos if one is on a carbohydrate restricted diet.

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Sanjana Shenoy

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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3 Responses to Tasty Oats

  1. anthony June 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    thanks! i’ll try this :-)

  2. T.S.SUNDARAM. October 14, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    OATS.

    I reproduce below a very useful news item for oats eaters.

    Dietary fibre plays an important role in maintaining our health and protecting us against many diseases like diabetes, heart disease etc. Oats ,Oatbran, and Oatmeal contain a specific type of fibre known as beta- glucan. It is a soluble fibre that helps in decreasing LDL ( bad cholesterol) . One of the special things about the way oats work unlike other fibres is that it lowers only bad cholesterol while levels of good cholesterol (HDL) remains unchanged. This means an even better ratio between total cholesterol and HDL, ensuring increased protection agaist heart disease. Oatmeal is the only wholegrain food recognised by the FDA to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, thereby allowing its claim as a heart protective ingredient in food labels. Studies also show that in individuals with high cholesterol ( above 220mg/dl) consuming just 3 grams of soluble oat fibre per day ( an amount found in a bowl of oatmeal) typically lowers total cholesterol.

    Include oats regularly as a part of your daily diet.

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