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Innovative ways to include oats your meals

Wants to make oast tastier? Try these different recipes where you can oats. These make for excellent breakfast and snack options.

Written by Upneet Pansare | Published : October 30, 2018 3:11 PM IST

Oats Recipes

Oats have incredible health benefits. They help prevent cardiovascular diseases, keep your digestive system in good shape, control blood sugar level, reduce your risk of cancer and hypertension. Full of fibre, they are filling and make for a great breakfast option because they are very filling and keep you feeling satiated for long. However, their taste can put some people off. Oatmeal can get a tad bit boring. But you can’t do away with it because oats are incredibly healthy. Here’s how you can make and eat oats in these interesting ways instead. Here are some innovative healthy recipe you can try making with oats.

Chicken And Oats Soup

Chicken and oats soup: Roast oats in a pan. Meanwhile, coarsely grind soaked Bengal gram, parsley, cumin powder and black pepper powder in a mixer also add water in it to prepare a paste. Now, add the prepared paste and water in the oats. Sprinkle salt on the chicken juliennes and put them in the soup. Next, add olive oil and salt in it to cook.  Also Read - Amblyopia Or Lazy Eye: The Most Common Cause Of Permanent Vision Impairment In Children

Oats Dhokla

Oats dhokla: Combine powdered quick cooking rolled oats, semolina, curd, green chilli paste, salt and ½ cup of water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside for 15 min. Add chopped spinach and 2 tbsp of water and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and ¼ cup of water over it. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Pour the batter into a 200mm. (8”) diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 min or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside to cool for 3 to 4 min and cut into diamond-shaped equal sized pieces.

Oats Thepla

Oats thepla: Mix oats flour, barley flour, what flour, chopped methi leaves, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, sesame seeds, salt and oil in a bowl and make a batter out of it. Divide into 2 small balls and roll them into thin rotis. On a pan or tawa, put 1 tsp oil and cook on both sides. Also Read - Plant-Based Food Industry In India: Current Status, Challenges, And Prospects

Oats Upma

Oats upma: Heat one tsp of olive oil in a kadai, add mustard, jeera and channa dal. Once it splutters, add chopped onion and saute till golden brown. Add chopped chillies and ginger and saute for 3 minutes. Add all the vegetables and sauté briefly. Add water to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Add salt and oats and mix thoroughly. Cover with a lid and cook till the oats are cooked.