Oats falls under the wholegrain category. It has an endless list of benefits when eaten. It improves the immune system, increases appetite control hormones, reduces risk of asthma in kids, reduces the risk of diabetics, lowers bad cholesterol and it’s ranked #1 in the breakfast food group! (Source – http://wholegrainscouncil.org)
I am one of those souls who so desperately desires to loose weight without exercising and dieting. Thinking the least I could do was eat oats at least once a day, I very ambitiously bought a big jar of Quaker oats. The only way I can force myself to gulp down a bowl of oats porridge is when its made with milk and sugar. That would ruin the whole purpose of eating oats. Oats porridge made with water and salt, as healthy it may be, I can’t tolerate even the sight of it. Therefore, you can imagine, our oats jar has been untouched for over six months now =(
While browsing through some food blogs, I stumbled upon a oats dosa recipe. The picture was quite appealing and it seemed more tolerable than salty, slimy porridge. I decided I should give it a go. The preparation didn’t take more than ten minutes. No soaking for hours or overnight fermentation. The dosas were ready in a jiffy! And boy! It tasted so good! No match to the porridge, really!
Recipe Source – Padhu’s Kitchen
- 2 cups Oats
- 1/2 cup curd
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- 2 tbsp rava
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 3 green chillies finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- Salt to taste
- Oil and water as required
- Beat the oats into a fine powder in the mixie. Transfer it into a bowl. Add curd, rice flour, rava, onions, chillies, cumin seeds and salt. Pour water in small amounts and keep stirring until it reaches dosa batter consistency.
- Allow it to rest for 15 mins.
- Your batter is ready. Make dosas, drizzle it with a tsp of oil, cook it on both sides and serve hot with a chutney of your choice!