Tasty and healthy oats recipes to try out

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Oats is a type of cereal that is good for people of all ages. It is a healthy food. We eat oats mostly in breakfast, snacks and dessert. Instead of eating instant oats, you can cook some tasty dishes of oats at home. The recipes do not need too much time to prepare and their ingredients are easily available at home. You can try these oats recipes to have healthy food. There are many oats dishes which you can cook.

Oats Upma

It is a lip-smacking dish of oats sauteed with vegetables. You can eat this for breakfast and snacks.

Ingredients –

  1. Oats – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Mustard seeds – Half teaspoon
  4. Cumin seeds – Half teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves – Few
  6. Chili – 1 or 2
  7. Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon
  8. Onion – Half
  9. Vegetables – 1 cup
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon
  13. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  14. Water – 1 and half cup

Method –

  1. You can use any vegetables of your choice. I had put carrot and beans in Upma. You can also use capsicum, cabbage, corn and peas.
  2. Heat a pan and roast the oats without putting any oil. Keep the roasted oats aside. Chop onion, chili and vegetables finely.
  3. Heat a pan and put oil to it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and chili to it. Let them splutter.
  4. Put onion and fry till the raw smell disappears. Then add vegetables and fry well. Put salt and turmeric powder to it. Mix properly.
  5. Add oats gradually and mix. Then put water to it and cover the pan for some time. Let the oats and vegetables get cooked while the pan is covered.
  6. Remove cover and put lemon juice, coriander leaves to it. Mix well so that all the ingredients get combined. Serve it hot.

Oats Kheer

It is a delicious dish of Oats which makes a good dessert. This is an aromatic sweet dish.

Ingredients –

  1. Oats – 1 cup
  2. Ghee – 2 tablespoons
  3. Milk – 2 cups
  4. Water – 1 cup
  5. Sugar – Half cup
  6. Dry fruits – According to taste
  7. Cardamom (Elaichi) – Few pods

Method –

  1. You can use any quantity of oats that you want. But adjust the amount of sugar, ghee, water and milk accordingly.
  2. You can use any dry fruits of your choice. I used almonds, cashews and raisins for this. I chopped almonds and cashews and fried all dry fruits in ghee.
  3. In cardamom, remove the husk and crush the seeds in mortar and pestle. The powder should be fine. You may use powdered sugar but whole sugar will also dissolve in the dessert.
  4. Heat a pan and put ghee to it. Add oats to it. Roast it continuously till its color slightly changes to brown. Put water to the pan and let the oats get cooked by covering the pan.
  5. After few minutes remove the cover. Then slowly pour milk to the pan. Simmer the milk and stir occasionally so that oats and milk do not stick to the pan.
  6. When the milk comes to a boil, then stir continuously. Put sugar to it and mix well. Then add cardamom powder and dry fruits to it.
  7. Cook till the kheer looks creamy. Serve it hot or cold according to taste preference.

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Oats Khichdi

It is a yummy dish of oats cooked with dal and vegetables. You can eat this in any meal with curd, salad or raita.

Ingredients –

  1. Oats – 1 cup
  2. Moong Dal – Half cup
  3. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  4. Ginger – A small piece
  5. Chili – 1 or 2
  6. Onion – Half
  7. Carrot – 1
  8. Beans – Some
  9. Ghee – 2 tablespoons
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Asafoetida (Hing) – A pinch
  13. Water – 4 cups
  14. Tomato – 1

Method –

  1. Wash Moong dal and soak it in water for some time. Chop ginger, chili, onion, tomato, carrot and beans finely.
  2. Heat a pressure cooker and put ghee in it. Then add cumin seeds, ginger, chili and asafoetida. Let them splutter.
  3. Put onion and fry till the raw smell disappears. Then add tomato and saute till it turns mushy. Put carrot, beans and fry well.
  4. Drain the water from Moong dal and add it in pressure cooker. Then add salt, turmeric powder and oats. Mix well so that all the ingredients get combined.
  5. Put water to it and mix properly. Make sure that nothing sticks to the pressure cooker. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles. Remove cover and mix it.
  6. Check the consistency of Khichdi. If it is watery, then cook without cover for some time. If it is dry, then add some water to it and pressure cook again for 1 whistle. Serve it hot.

Oats Halwa

It is an appetizing dish of Oats which makes a good dessert. This sweet dish can be prepared in less time.

Ingredients –

  1. Oats – 1 cup
  2. Ghee – 2 tablespoons
  3. Milk – 2 cups
  4. Sugar – Half cup
  5. Dry fruits – According to taste
  6. Cardamom (Elaichi) – Few pods

Method –

  1. You can use any quantity of oats that you want. But adjust the amount of sugar, ghee and milk accordingly.
  2. You can use any dry fruits of your choice. I used almonds, cashews and raisins for this. I chopped almonds and cashews and fried all dry fruits in ghee.
  3. In cardamom, remove the husk and crush the seeds in mortar and pestle. The powder should be fine. You may use powdered sugar but whole sugar will also dissolve in the dessert.
  4. Heat a pan and put ghee to it. Add oats to it. Roast it continuously till its color slightly changes to brown. Then slowly pour milk to the pan.
  5. Stir well and check that oats and milk do not stick to the pan. Put sugar and mix properly. Then add cardamom powder and dry fruits to it.
  6. Keep stirring till it thickens and milk gets absorbed. Serve it hot or cold according to taste preference.

Masala Oats

It is a delectable dish of oats sauteed with vegetables and has a spicy flavor. You can eat this for breakfast and snacks.

Ingredients –

  1. Oats – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Cumin seeds – Half teaspoon
  4. Chili – 1 or 2
  5. Onion – Half
  6. Vegetables – 1 cup
  7. Salt – According to taste
  8. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  9. Tomato – 1
  10. Garlic – Few cloves
  11. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  13. Water – 2 cups

Method –

  1. You can use any vegetables of your choice. I had used carrot and beans. You can also use capsicum, cabbage, corn and peas.
  2. Heat a pan and roast the oats without putting any oil. Keep the roasted oats aside. Chop onion, chili, garlic, tomato and vegetables finely.
  3. Heat a pan and put oil to it. Add cumin seeds, garlic and chili to it. Let them splutter. Put onion and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Then add tomato and saute till it turns mushy. Put vegetables and fry well. Then put salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala.
  5. Saute for some time till the spices mix with other ingredients. Then add oats gradually and mix. Put water to it and cover the pan for some time.
  6. Let the oats and vegetables get cooked while the pan is covered. Remove cover and mix properly. Serve it hot.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hii…After a long long time, i’m reading your food blog.
    Really !! It’s amazing, i Love Oatmeal, as it’s my 1st meal in my whole day. I really liked it but after reading your blog, i’ll definitely try to make it. Let’s see!! How it’s best for my hand.