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WBB#13 Oats- Roundup

Oats – the wonder grain. Nutritionists keep adding to its good reputation.

I admit, I was a bit anxious and nervous when I announced WBB#13 OatsI was nervous about the response I would get since this was my first event as a host and also because I wasn’t sure of the popularity of Oats.

The response I have received is very encouraging (for me as well as for Oats J)and we now have some very innovative and wonderful recipes to give a healthy start to our day!

Thank you Nandita for giving me this wonderful opportunity to host WBB

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And Thank you all– participants, foodies and readers. I greatly appreciate your innovative ideas, efforts and enthusiasm. Thank you for participating.                             

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Here are 22 yummy ‘Oaty’ ways to a healthy breakfast:

Make your regular Idly more nutritious by adding some Oats to it. Priya has a wonderful Oats Idly recipe, which is sure to win over even picky eaters!

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Priya also experiments with some sourdough and Oats to make these novel Sourdough and Oats Othappam

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GV Barve-Gokhale of Add Flavour, add some Oatflakes to the Adai Batter to make crispy Oats Adai

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Bhags wants to prove her healthy eating habits with this nutritious Oat Bran Upma

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Are you searching for an Oats recipe- lower in sugar as well as calcium and ready to make in minutes?Oats a la Pongal at Evolving Tastes is just the recipe for you.

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Want some nutritious Parathas for breakfast?Checkout Asha’s Oatmeal Paratha’s with delicious Amba Haldi Pickle at Aroma!

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If you are a diabetic or don’t prefer the sweet version of Oatmeal porridge then Viji has a  spicy one pot wholesome Oat Meal for you.

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Pintoo wanted to make something different for this event and she sure has come up with an indigenous recipe- Oats and Cabbage Muthias  

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Bee and Jai have come up with a healthy combination of various seeds and Oats to make these amazing looking Oatmeal-seed Rolls.

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Prema’s recipe for Toast with Oats is a tasty and easy way to include Oats in our diet.

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Team up these delicious spicy Oat Patties with whole wheat pav/bun or burger buns for a filling and healthy breakfast.

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Enjoy a slice of Raaga’s Oatmeal Coffee cake for your breakfast on a leisurely weekend morning and discover sheer bliss.

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After trying out dozens of recipes which used Oats, Priyanka has come up with some lip smacking Oat pancakes

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Hima gets very innovative to make Oats Waffles! Serve these delicious Waffles with maple syrup, watermelon and a dollop of whipping cream.

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Treat yourself to some yummy Oat muffins at Masala Heaven

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Hima also has a recipe for these delicious Orange Coconut muffins

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Archana experiments with Oats to cook up a rich Oats Halwa– a perfect treat for Kids.

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This rich Oat Payasam/Oat Meal has bowled over Viji’s Bosnian friend, who enjoyed it like a dessert.  oatpayasam.jpg 

Dee’s mouthwatering Peach crumble breakfast can double up as a dessert too! It is sure to tempt even non-sweet lovers like me! peachcrumble.jpg 

Dr. Nandita recommends a two minute, fast and healthy Oats and Mango- breakfast in a glass for you- You have no excuses for skipping the most important meal of the day.

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Choose your favorite combination of nuts, seeds and fruits to make your own signature Granola. Nupur guides you to make your own Crunchy Granola  

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If you like granola but hate the expensive, sweet, preservative laden grocery store varieties TC also has a recipe for Homemade Granola      granolahomemade.jpg

Thank you all once again for such a ‘healthy’ response. Enjoy the Oaty recipes.

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Please let me know if I have missed out on any recipe. 

To end on a sweet note enjoy this ‘Fruity Oaty Bar’ J

July 31, 2007 at 2:17 pm 25 comments

Oat Patties

This has been quite an ‘Oaty’ month in my house. I could lay my hands on some Quick cooking oats and Oat Bran and I have tried to utilize their goodness to the fullest. I have been adding Oats to many dishes including some Bhel!

I wish we would get some more varieties of Oats here- old fashioned, steel cut etc. The search is on….

In addition to their health benefits Oats have also introduced that ‘Feel Good’ factor in our daily lives. Just the thought that we are eating something so nutritious is making us feel nice.

Oat Patties, I can say, is one of my most successful experiments with this ‘wonder-grain’. If you are a person like me ,who cannot start her day with a sweet breakfast this is something you are gonna truly like.

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Its spicy, its delicious, it masks the nutty flavour of Oats very well (if you don’t like it) and its quite simple to make.

I have thrown in the ingredients I had in my fridge to cook up this wholesome breakfast.

Nutritious Oat Patties for WBB#13 –Oats

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Oat Patties recipe

Makes~ 7-8 patties

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½ cup Quick cooking Oats

½ cup Oat Bran

½ cup button mushrooms chopped

½ cup grated/mashed tofu

½ cup French beans boiled and finely chopped (or veggie of your choice)

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 small onion finely chopped (you can add spring onion with the greens)

4-5 sprigs fresh coriander leaves

3 tsp Red chilli flakes (or green chilli paste)

½ tsp cumene seeds

2 tsp Soy Sauce

Salt to taste

Olive Oil for shallow frying 

Toast the Quick cooking Oats in a pan till they turn to a light brown colour. (You will get the smell similar to when you are roasting Rava or Poha) Keep them aside.

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in the same pan.

Add the cumene seeds and the ginger garlic paste. Fry for a second and then add the chopped onions and fry till they turn translucent.

Add the chopped mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes. The mushrooms will ooze out some water. Cook till the water evaporates. Remove from heat and cool in a bowl in which you can mix the other ingredients.

Mix together the toasted Quick cooking Oats, sautéed mushroom, grated tofu, beans, chopped coriander leaves, Red chili flakes, Soy sauce and salt.

Knead the mixture to mix all the ingredients nicely.

The moisture from the veggies and tofu is enough to hold together the mixture. If you feel it is a a bit dry and difficult to hold together dip your hand in water and knead the mixture with the same hand.

Make lemon sized balls of this mixture and press to make them into round discs.

Brush a non stick pan with little olive oil and fry the patties on both sides till brown and crisp. Alternatively grill the patties.

Serve immediately with some ketchup or chutney of your choice. (They tend to get a little soggy/ sticky if kept for a very long time) 

To serve: For a wholesome filling breakfast- slice a whole wheat Bun or burger bun. Add a slice of cucumber, tomato. Spread some tomato ketchup and keep an Oat Patty and grill in the oven for 2-3 minutes.Serve immediately.

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July 24, 2007 at 11:07 am 16 comments

Friday Monsoon Magic-Oatbran-Moong sprout Masala Bread

Oatbran-Moong sprout Masala Bread for this week’s Friday Monsoon Magic (though the Monsoon has forgotten its magic J ) 

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You can have this ‘Bread Bhajji’ like toasts without any guilt and feel healthy at the same time- good for the health and the soul.J

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Oat Bran Moong Sprout Masala Bread

Serves: 3-4

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8-10 slices Whole Wheat Bread or Multi grain bread

½ cup Moong sprouts

½ cup Oat Bran

5-6 garlic cloves

4-5 green chillies

½ “piece ginger

4-5 sprigs few coriander leaves

1 tsp amchur (dry Mango) powder

Salt as per taste

Oil for shallow frying  

Grind the Oat Bran in the mixer and keep it aside.

Now grind together the Moong sprouts, garlic, chillies, ginger, coriander to a fine smooth paste using water if required.

Mix together the Moong mixture and the Oat bran and keep aside for 10- 15 minutes.

Add salt and amchur powder and mix nicely.

Add little water if required to make a thick batter.

Cut the bread slices diagonally into two pieces.

Heat a tava/skillet.Sprinkle little oil.

Coat one side of each bread piece with the batter using a spoon or butter knife.

Keep them on the tava-coated side down.

Now apply the batter on top of each piece.

Fry nicely on both sides till golden brown using minimum oil.

Alternatively you can grill the Bread pieces in the oven.

Serve hot with Ketchup or Chutney or as it is. 

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Note: I have used Oat Bran, obviously since it is healthier. You can also use Besan/Chick Pea flour   

July 20, 2007 at 10:02 am 5 comments

WBB#13 Oats Reminder

Just a reminder for WBB#13 Oats

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Post the recipe on your Blog on or before 25th July 2007.

Please mail a link to your entries to:

m.foodcourt@gmail.com (mdotfoodcourt@gmaildotcom)

  

July 17, 2007 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

Oat Bran and Rajgira with Buttermilk

The last 2-3 days have been really very busy, with my little one having a severe bout of Flu. Life comes to a standstill when he is unwell.So cooking had to take a backseat.

For a quick breakfast yesterday I had Oats and puffed Rajgira with buttermilk.

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                          Puffed Rajgira (top) and Oat Bran

I could find a packet of Oat Bran (Bagrry’s) thanks to the Reliance Fresh outlet here.

Rajgira also known as Ramdana is the seed of the Amaranth plant. It is usually consumed during fasts since it belongs to the non-cereal category. These ‘poppy seed look alikes’ have enormous nutritive significance and is the local nutraceutical.

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                                              Puffed Rajgira

Puffed Rajgira is readily available here and we also make chikki (sweet bar) or Ladoos from it. Its flour is also used for making parathas.

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                                                  Rajgira Chikki

Rajgira and Oat Bran put together in buttermilk and flavoured with mint-my quick and healthy breakfast recipe.

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Oat Bran Rajgira with Buttermilk recipe

For 1 bowl

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½ cup Oat Bran (Bagrry’s)

½ cup puffed Rajgira

1+ ¼ cup buttermilk (slightly sour)

¼ tsp black/white pepper powder

¼ tsp cumene powder

5-6 mint leaves torn with hands

Salt as per taste 

Mix salt,pepper powder, cumene powder with the buttermilk and whisk nicely.(You can use chilled buttermilk if the weather is really hot)

Add the Oat Bran and keep it for 5 minutes.

Add the puffed Rajgira and mix nicely.

Garnish with the torn mint leaves. (you can alternatively add fresh coriander leaves if you like)  

Serve immediately. 

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July 16, 2007 at 12:37 pm 14 comments

WBB#13-Change in Email ID

I am experiencing some problems with my new Email ID (foodcourt.wbb13@gmail.com)which I had specially created for WBB#13 Oats. 😦

So I request you to kindly send your entries to:

m.foodcourt@gmail.com (mdotfoodcourt@gmaildotcom)

If any of you have already mailed me on the earlier ID, I request you to kindly re-mail me your entries .I am extremely sorry for this inconvenience.

July 9, 2007 at 3:49 pm 2 comments

Weekend Breakfast Blogging (WBB#13)-July

This July Weekend Breakfast Blogging (WBB) has come blog hopping to My Foodcourt.

This immensely popular event is a brainchild of our favourite Doc, Dr.Nandita Iyer of Saffron Trail (for those of you who don’t know this yet).Nandita, I am absolutely delighted, that I got this opportunity to host this event (my debut as an event host), thank you.

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                                                                   WBB#13 –Oats

This month let us propagate the goodness of Oats with WBB.Yes that’s our theme for Weekend Breakfast Blogging (WBB#13) for July – Oats.

Oats for breakfast is my latest health food Fad. A bowl of quick oats porridge with some raisins and nuts or a bowl of Muesli makes for a wholesome breakfast- to kick start a long day ahead.

Inspite of the well-known health benefits of these Nutraceuticals, Oats do not enjoy much popularity with ‘hardcore Indian palates (like mine.)It took some time for me to become fond of this nutty flavored ‘super grain’ – due to its gooey texture (when cooked) and a comparatively bland taste.

The health benefits of Oats are too many to be ignored. I want you all to come up with some lip-smacking recipes, so that each one of us is tempted to include these ‘wonder grains’ in our regular breakfast.

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                                Quick cooking Oats

You may use Oats in any form – Whole Oats/Oats groats, Oat bran, Steel cut/Irish Oats, Rolled Oats/Old fashioned oats, Quick Oats ,Oat Flour..anything (Pls.let me know if there are any other varieties of Oats) 

If you would like to share any other information related to Oats –health benefits, cooking tips, photos of the different varieties etc..you are most welcome. 

Most of you are already aware of the WBB rules. For those of you who are new to this event here are the rules:

1. Prepare any recipe featuring Oats, servable for breakfast.

2. Post the recipe on your Blog before 25th July 2007.

3. Mail me the link to your post, your blog name and the URL to your blog and a photo (518 x 388 pixels) of your entry at:

m.foodcourt@gmail.com (mdotfoodcourt@gmaildotcom)

4. I will do the roundup by 31st July.

5. Non-bloggers -you are welcome to participate. Just mail me your recipe, photo and any other information and I will gladly publish it for you on my blog. 

I have created a Logo specially for WBB#13 Oats. Please feel free to use it on your blog with your entries.

June 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm 15 comments


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