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August 24, 2009


My Belated Vinayakar chathurthi wishes to all ..Hope u all celebrated well by offering  kozhukattai & sundal Smile..Now coming to the post,

I always make oats dosa for my husband.Last week ,for a change i tried oats kozhukattai ..I got the recipe from a cookbook.I made some changes to the actual recipe and tried for breakfast..It was goodSmile.A good replacement for oats dosa and porridge .I am glad in sending this to EC’s WYF – Break fast event .


oats kozhukattai

For 10 – 12 nos :

Ingredients :

  • Quick Oats – 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly – 2 nos (pinch into two )
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut pieces – a few (cut into very small pieces )
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 2 –3 pinches
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • Oil – 1 tsp

Method :

  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the oats till nice aroma arises.. It may take 3-5 mins..
  • Coarse grind (Run the mixie once r twice )the roasted oats and transfer into a bowl..
  • In the kadai , add 1 tsp of oil and season with mustard seeds , urad dal , red chilly , curry leaves and a pinch of hing.
  • Add the coconut pieces to it and fry for a minute.
  • Mix the seasoned items with the ground oats along with the remaining hing.
  • Add salt & water to knead like a chapatti dough.
  • Then make small balls or ur desired shape to make kozhukattai and steam in idly pot for 8- 10 mins.

Hot & spicy oats kozhukattai is ready to serve !! Tastes the best when hot.

No side dish is required!!If needed , u can serve with coconut chutney !!

oats kozhukattai  3


  • Instead of coarse grinding the oats , u can grind it to make a powder and prepare the same .
  • If  u want, u can add equal amount of rice flour to the ground oats and make kozhukattai.



Studies show that eating a daily serving of oats not only lowers total cholesterol levels, but also reduces the risk of developing heart disease. In addition to being rich in heart healthy soluble fiber, oats offer a variety of other nutrients that boost health.

Nutrients in Oats

Oats are considered a “super food” because of the vast array of essential nutrients that are not only needed by the body but also boost overall health. Oats are a cereal grain that provides complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, fiber, and minerals such as phosphorous, iron, selenium, and calcium.

Benefits of Eating Oats
  • Complex carbohydrates such as oats not only lowers the risk of heart disease, but also reduce the risk of stroke and certain cancers and helps lower high blood pressure. Carbohydrates also contain tryptophan, a nonessential amino acid that improves mood.
  • The specific type of fiber found in oats not only promotes a healthy digestive system by helping prevent constipation, but also helps control blood sugar levels. Because of the fiber, oats have a low impact on blood sugar levels and may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies also show that high-fiber foods help control appetite, which is a plus for those trying to lose weight.
  • Selenium works as an antioxidant with vitamin E to help protect the body from free radical damage and may help protect the body against certain cancers. Selenium also boosts immunity, and studies suggest selenium may boost mood.
  • When it comes to strong teeth and bones, phosphorus, which is also found in oats, is just as important as calcium. Phosphorus also boosts energy and plays an important role in healthy digestion.
  • Oats offer B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. B vitamins are used by the body for energy production and maintaining a healthy nervous system. B vitamins also help reduce stress and boost immunity.
  • Like other whole grains, oats are a good source of magnesium, which is important not only in energy production, but also maintaining strong bones, and magnesium may help relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
  • With 6.1 grams of protein per one cup (one-half cup raw), oats are a good source of protein. Protein is used to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues, provide the body energy, and studies suggest protein has a thermogenic effect that boosts metabolism, which may aid weight loss.
  • Oats also contain iron, which helps boost immunity, increase energy, and produce collagen.
  • Oats are rich in calcium. Regular consumption of calcium helps keep bones strong, reduces the risk of developing certain diseases, such as periodontal disease, and studies suggest calcium is beneficial to weight maintenance.

The most nutritious oats are those that have been minimally processed with no sugar added. Although well-known as an inexpensive breakfast food, oats can also be incorporated into many recipes from baked goods to main dishes.



I tried this rasam from lata raja’s flavors & tastes..Thanks mam , it tasted really nice..We loved the flavor & aroma..I Will make it often.Smile

nayaganallur rasam from lataraja


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  1. very innovative and a different one chitra...looks delicious...

  2. nice twist to the usual plain oats..looks good..

  3. Very innovavtive kozhukattai Chitra!Happy vinayaka chathurthi!

  4. nice healthy one dear..looks perfect and yummy

  5. Thanku all dearies for ur encouraging words :)

  6. Pictures are really n ice:)
    I will try for sure soon :)

  7. Congrats & thanks......nice innovation.must try

  8. Happy Ganesha festival Chitra...Kozhukattai looks yumm...and congrats on your award :)

  9. Nice and innovative bfast chitra.

    congrats on the award and thanx for sharing :)

  10. Thanks Chitra, I am indeed honoured. I have some recipes from other blogs and also have photographed, just that have been lazy and not so thoughtful as you to acknowledge them.I shall do that soon too. Thank you once again for this lovely gesture.
    I loved the variety kozhukkattai.

  11. Wow that's looks delicious...something new for me

  12. Absolutely new to me. Seems to be very eay and healthy. will try it soon.

  13. Happy Vinayaka Chaturdhi Chitra...the oats kozukattais is a very innovative recipe...looks very delicious too :)

  14. Unique Kozhukkattai Chitra..nutritious..congrats on your award.

  15. Oh wow...healthy and yummy recipe...nice click too...

  16. Nice Oats kozhukattai and informative post about Oats.. Congrats on your award

  17. Thanks a ton for your award. I am in all smiles today.

  18. Thank You very chitra for passing me the award..I am elated..Very nice oats recipe..I am dieting now and have oats kanji daily..this is a nice variation to be tried..

  19. Wow thats innovative and healthy one.. nice post

  20. congratulations on your award. Oats kozhakattai looks yummy. first time here. visit mine if you get a chance.

  21. Congrats on ur award.. this is new to me,.. thxs for sharing..

  22. Very innovative. Healthy recipe and nice click too. Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing.

  23. Thanks for sharing this..trying to incorporate more oats in our diet. This is something different, Will try.

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  25. oh wow!! very good recipe. I have a bag of oats, and always just microwave with some water and have with milk or curd. This is a great breakfast idea!

  26. Thank u so much for sharing the award with me Chitra... :)den i love to hav that kozhukkattai...healthy recipe.. :)

  27. What a wonderful way to eat oats!

  28. Congrats on ur award dear!
    Oats kozhukkattai is a great idea, looks delicious and colorful.

  29. Chitraji , thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

    And this recipe i'm definitely going to try,what a lovely and healthy variation on kozhukottai

  30. innovative idea.. perfectly healthy..

  31. wow what a healthy kolukkattai. Hope u had a wonderful pooja.

  32. Congrats on your award.
    The recipe sounds interesting!
    Happy Ganesha chathurthi to you too

  33. Oats!! what a great way to use..Innovative.
    Looks very crispy and yumm

  34. Have tagged u chitra..pls do visit my blog for that...

  35. Hi chitra,

    Thx for visiting n commenting in my blog, dear!...glad to follow u...hope we cud be in touch!

  36. I normally dont eat porridge but keep looking for dishes where oats can be included...this is a super dish, thanks for the entry

  37. Thanku all dearies for ur encouraging words :)

  38. Hi,
    first time in ur blog...oats kolukattai....nice innovative dish...and infomative post too:)

  39. u have made oats more interesting to eat now!

  40. Thanx for ur sweet comment dear ......i too have tried this oats kozhukattai ,but i wion't add channa dal ,instead of that i will add finely chopped onions....this also tastes gud..

  41. சித்ரா ஓட்ஸ் கார குளக்கட்டை செய்தேன் நல்லா இருந்துச்சு நன்றி..


  42. I have become a fan of your oatmeal recipes! love them! congratulations on your awards!

  43. very new to me..:),sounds interesting..:)..
    Congrats on your awards,girl..:)

  44. healthy and delicious recipe.. yummm

  45. That is an interesting take on oats. Very nice indeed! I love the way you used them!

  46. Oats is very good to health and i like this recipe so nice. Absolutely new to me. Seems to be very eay and healthy. will try it soon.Good to visit this blog. Good to know about your post.
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