Everyone knows that Oats is one of the healthiest cereals. Studies have shown that daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol. Oats may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and reduce high blood pressure. Oats contains lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
Oat is now available in many forms. Oatmeal is the ground oat and we normally make porridge with it. It is a quick recipe. Boil two cups of water. When it starts boiling, add one cup of oatmeal and stir continuously for two to three minutes. Then add a cup of milk with a teaspoon of sugar. Garnish with any cut fruit pieces.
You can make the above porridge without adding sugar. Instead you can add a pinch of salt and pepper powder.
Tired of taking the same porridge, try these different oats recipes.
Oats UpmaDifficulty: Easy
This Upma is made with Oats, onion, carrot, green peas, groundnut and fresh ginger.
Oatmeal DosaiDifficulty: Easy
This dosai is made with Oatmeal, rice flour, rawa and maida. You can also make this dosa with left over ordinary dosa batter.
Oats and wheat flour dosaiDifficulty: Easy
This dosai made with oats and wheat flour can be served with chutney/sambar. This is easy to make and no need for long fermentation like the plain dosai.
Oats Corn AdaiDifficulty: Easy
This adai is made with oats, corn meal, onion and chillies.
Aval Oats IdliCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Medium
A healthy breakfast recipe made oats and aval. This is served with chutney and sambar.
Oats PongalDifficulty: Easy
This pongal made with Oats goes well with with Brinjal Gosthu or with any chutney.
Spicy Oats KozhukattaiDifficulty: Easy
This kozhukattai is made with Oats, coconut gratings and garnished with other spices like idli milagai podi
Oats IdliDifficulty: Easy
This flavored idli is made with cooking oats and garnished with spices and pepper.
Oats Mor KazhiDifficulty: Easy
This healthy snack made with oats can be taken as breakfast, evening snack or at the dinner time too.