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Showing posts with label OATS RECIPES. Show all posts

June 23, 2016

Eggless Digestive Cookies Recipe – Whole Wheat,Oats Cookies Without Butter

eggless digestive biscuits
We buy digestive biscuits regularly even though its costly.Every time I used to see the list of ingredients on the back of pack to try on my own.And I kept searching some good recipes for homemade digestive biscuits aka whole wheat,oats cookies. In Raksha’s school, this year they have strictly restricted store bought cakes, cookies and packed juices for snacks box. Only homemade digestive cookies are allowed. Finally time hath come to try my hands on itWinking.I followed this recipe & I baked an eggless, butter less digestive cookies using whole wheat flour, quick cooking oats and plain milk.For Vegan version, use almond milk instead. Actual recipe had butter in it. But I substituted butter with cooking oil and tried it today.You can call this as oats cookies too.It came out very well, perfect with a crunchy texture. We loved it very much & ate 2-3 cookies without any guiltLove Struck. Its so easy to make and a good tea time cookies for weight watchers.For kids, you can use butter, add some Choco chips, M&M etc for variations. After tasting these cookies, Raksha told its taste is similar to UNIBIC digestive biscuitsHappy . I felt very happy and proud with my baking Dancing.Friends, do try this easy, simple oats cookies without eggs and butter at home & enjoy it for your tea time with your loved ones. Even beginners can dare to try it. Ok, lets move on to the recipe !

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January 22, 2014

Instant Oats Idli Recipe - ஓட்ஸ் இட்லி – Indian Oats Breakfast Recipes


Oats idli with wheat rava and vegetables is one of the healthy breakfast recipes for people who look for weight loss. I have been making this idli for years and somehow I have not posted this in my blog. Oats pongal and Oats idli are the recipes I make very often in my kitchen whenever myself and Sendhil opt for diet recipes.

Usually I nake this Instant idli along with tomato mint chutney for his lunch. It stays soft for hours and it is his favourite lunch box recipe too. I must thank Sharmilee from whom I got this idea of using wheat rava. Earlier I used to make it using white rava like rava idli. I have used Quaker brand Indian Oats here. Ok, Lets see how to make healthy Oats Idli recipe..

Oats idli recipe

Instant Oats idli

Instant Oats idli Instant oats idli with wheat rava and vegetables
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 8-9 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


1 cup = 200ml
To roast and grind
  • Quaker Oats - 1 cup
To make batter
  • Wheat rava - 1/2 cup
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Grated carrots - 3 tbsp
  • Grated cabbage – 1.5 tbsp
  • Green peas - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 3/4 - 1 cup (adjust)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies - 1-2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Eno fruit salt –3/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - a pinch

  • Dry roast oats in a kadai for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.Powder it nicely.
oats idli step by step picture
  • In a kadai,heat oil and temper all the ingredients given above in the same order.Add the grated carrots,cabbage and peas.Saute for a minute.Now add the wheat rava & powdered oats flour.Roast for 2 minutes.Add salt and remove.Let it cool for 10 minutes.
oats idli step by step
  • Then add curd,water and make a thick batter like idli batter.
  • Add Eno fruit salt,coriander leaves and lemon juice.Mix well.Grease the idli plate and pour the batter.
  • Steam in a idli pot for 15 minutes.Check for doneness by inserting a knife or spoon.
oats -idli step by step
  • Remove and enjoy eating hot.
Enjoy eating hot !!
Instant Oats Idli
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August 29, 2013


masal oats more copy

Last month when i went for grocery purchase , i happened to see this recipe in quaker oats packet.I memorized the recipe & came home  Smile..But i couldn’t try immediately.Yesterday,suddenly i reminded about this & tried with the recipe i had in my mind vaguely.I am not sure whether this is the exact recipe given in the packet.But it came out very flavourful , yummy & tasty.So i thought of posting here.Addition of oats made it more healthy.Do check out my Neer more/spiced buttermilk recipe in interested.

masala more cup copy

1 cup - 200ml
  • Instant oats – 1/4 cup 
  • Thick curd – 1 cup
  • Water – 3 - 4 cups ( add more if needed)
  • Roasted jeera powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
To grind
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Mint leaves & coriander leaves – 2 tbsp  (together)
  • Green chilli – 1-2 nos
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves – to garnish

  • Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind “ to a smooth paste adding required water.Dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes & powder well.
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  • In a wide bowl,take the powdered oats , curd , salt , ground paste , jeera powder and water. Mix it well with a whisk..Temper mustard seeds ..
Garnish with coriander leaves if desired ! Serve chilled !

  • For variations u can use either coriander leaves or mint leaves alone for grinding.
  • Adjust the amount of curd & water as per ur liking.
  • U can also add more chillies if u want it more spicy.
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August 7, 2013


instant oats pongal

Oats pongal is Sendhil's most favourite oats recipes.I have been making this for long time but somehow I din’t post here. He says this is the best among all the oats recipes. I make this at least once in a week. Sometimes I pack this  pongal for his breakfast when he leaves early from home. It stays soft for hours.

 As I make in pressure cooker, I would say this is the easiest and healthy one pot breakfast recipe. But make sure u add lesser salt than the usual quantity because oats needs lesser salt than rice, adding more makes the dish salty.

1 cup - 240ml
  • Quick Oats – 1 cup ( I  have used Horlicks/ Kelloggs oats)
  • Moong dal – 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Water – 2.5 – 3 cups
To temper
  • Oil / ghee – 2 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1.5 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (chop finely)
  • Green chilli – 1 no (slit)
  • Hing- 2 pinches
Ghee – 1 tsp ( to add in the end)

  • In a pressure cooker base, heat 2 tsp of oil or ghee and add the pepper corns. After it starts to splutter, add jeera, green chillies, ginger & curry leaves. Saute everything for a second.
  • Then add the moong dal and roast it for a minute.Keep the flame low to avoid burning of spices & dal.
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  • Add 2.5 –3 cups of water, Hing, turmeric powder & salt. After it starts to boil, add the oats. Mix well and close the cooker with the lid. Cook it for 1 whistle in low flame.
  • Switch off the flame, Open the cooker after the steam is released. U’ll see a layer of water on top of pongal.
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  • Again switch on the flame & mix the pongal well till all the water is absorbed. Add a tsp of ghee and switch off the flame.
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Serve hot !!

  • U can make pongal in kadai too but u have to pressure cook the dal separately and add to the oats. I feel the above method easy for me to make everything in pressure cooker.
  • Please adjust the water quantity as per the consistency you need. I always add 1:3 oats & water ratio as my husband likes it mushy and wet.
  • Addition of turmeric powder is optional. I usually add it to differentiate between rice & oats pongal :)
oats pongal - spoon

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October 3, 2012


Oats uthappam

I prepared this instant oats uthappam for the first time. We loved it a lot. So I thought of posting here. I got the  recipe from Sailu’s food. I made little changes to the original recipe. I did not add eno salt. Still it was so soft & tasty  Try this, you’ll love it for sure. We relished with coconut chutney !


1 cup - 250ml

  • Powdered oats – 1 cup
  • Bread slices – 4 nos ( 3 days old bread – I used white bread. Whole wheat bread is preferred)
  • Rice flour – 1/4 cup
  • Rava/ semolina – 1/4 cup
  • Sour curd – 2 – 3 tbsp
  • Eno fruit salt – 1/2 tsp or cooking soda – 1/2 tsp ( I dint use)
  • Ginger – 1 inch ( finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Coriander leaves – a few
  • Water – as needed ( around 1/2 cup)
  • Salt – as needed
For topping :
  • Big onion – 2 nos ( sliced)
  • Carrot – 1 no (grated)
  • Cashews – a few

  • Remove the sides of bread slices.
  • Powder the oats and bread slices together.
  • Take this powder in a wide bowl and add the rice flour, semolina, sour curd or buttermilk, salt, ginger pieces, green chillies, coriander & curry leaves.
  • Add water and bring it to dosa batter consistency.
  • Take the dosa tawa, heat it and add a ladleful of batter. Do not spread it. make it like a pancake.
  • Drizzle little oil around the sides. Now spread the onion slices as topping. Cover it with a lid for few minutes.
  • Then open the lid and carefully flip the dosa.
  • Keep the flame high and cover cook for few more minutes.
  • The onions will turn brownish with a nice smell.
  • Now remove the uttapam and serve hot with coconut chutney.

Oats uthappam

  • I din’t use eno fruit salt or soda. It was still soft. Add it to get spongy soft uthappam.
  • There are numerous choices for topping. U can add all the vegetables along with onions too.cashews and other nuts can be added for nutty uthappam. 
  • I mixed ginger , chillies and coriander leaves in the batter itself. U can add it as topping separately.
  • If you don’t have sour curd, add 1/2 cup buttermilk or fresh curd.
  • One more easy way of making uthappam with left over dosa batter is below. 
Add 1 cup of powdered oats to 1 cup of left over dosa batter and mix ginger , green chillies , finely chopped onions, curry & coriander leaves. Add little water if needed. It will also taste the best. U may feel its sticky & uncooked but it is not so. Its softness makes you feel like that. If you want, you can reduce the amount of oats and try !!


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September 21, 2012

Instant Oats Dosa | Indian Oats Recipes

Instant oats dosa

I make this oats dosa once in a week This dosa will be crispy in the edges and soft in the middle. The crispness of this dosa lies in the consistency of batter like rava dosa. Adding more water makes it look dry. So add the water correctly. Wheat flour & oats gives the softness. 

Do try this healthy dosa for breakfast or dinner. It tastes great with coconut chutney. I tried idli podi using horse gram as an accompaniment for this dosa which i’ll post soon. Make this dosa & serve immediately for better taste. Oats tastes the best when it is eaten hot ;) Lets see how to make Instant oats dosa with Indian oats !

1 cup - 200ml

  • Powdered oats – 1/4 cup  ( I used quaker quick oats)
  • Wheat flour – 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1/8 cup
  • Sooji/rava – 3 tbsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1.5 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch  (chop finely)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Sour buttermilk – 1/4 cup OR sour curd - 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water – as needed.
  • Big onion – 1 no (finely chopped – optional) ( i don’t use)


  • Powder the oats and mix with all other flours together adding the required salt .. (Dry roast the oats before powdering them is optional)
  • Add the pepper corns, jeera, chopped ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Add the sour butter milk, salt and mix well. Add the required water to adjust the batter consistency.
  • Heat the dosa tawa and sprinkle little oil. 
  • Then pour the batter in a circular motion from the corner towards the center. Fill the gaps by sprinkling more batter.
  • Drizzle little oil around the dosa and keep the flame high for few secs.
  • The corners of dosa will lift automatically. Now flip the dosa and reduce the flame. Cook for sometime and remove.
  • Enjoy with any chutney or podi !!

instant oats dosa2


  • I usually dry roast the oats for few mins and then powder it. This time I powdered without roasting which also tasted good. So roasting is optional but it gives an additional flavour.
  • Adding finely chopped onions is purely optional. I don’t add it.
  • U can also add crushed pepper corns instead of adding whole ones.
  • U can make this dosa by adding rice flour & sooji along with oats.
  • Ragi flour can also be added instead of sooji to get the crispness. This makes the dosa healthier but the color of the dosa will be black.
  • Batter should be watery. If you make the first dosa, you’ll get to know how much water has to be added to get crispy dosas. Add water and adjust the salt .

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December 22, 2011

Oats Barley Idli Recipe - Barley Recipes

Oats barley idli recipe
I have always wanted to try some barley recipes apart from barley water.When i was browsing for the same,I got an idea of making barley idli from here. I followed the same recipe.Idli came out super soft and tasty. I was not able to find i added barely.Thanks Aruna Smile.Nowadays i make this idli very often.We can make crispy barley dosa as well.I wanted to make some changes to the recipe by adding oats and tried yesterday.My husband was surprised & asked me whether i’ve added oats and barley because there was no change in taste or smell from the usual idli recipe.Only the color of idli was different.He was very happy to have this idli for breakfast and dinner.I made dosas too. It was crispy and yummy.I have updated the pictures with step by step pictures.Hope it will be useful.Lets see how to make this healthy oats barley idli,dosa recipe.Check out my 12 Idli varieties HERE.


Barley oats idli recipe

Barley oats idli recipe Oats barley idli recipe - Healthy breakfast recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10Hours
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 10H 15Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Barley - 1 cup
  • Idli rice – 1 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Quick oats - 1/2 cup
  • Salt & water – as needed

    • Wash and soak all the above ingredients for 5 hours. Before soaking , rinse and drain for 2-3 times to remove the dust in barley. Grind it smooth by adding the required water and salt.
    • Ferment it for a minimum of 12 hrs or over night.
    • The next day,batter would have raised or sometimes doubled. (based on weather)
    • Make idlies by steaming in idli pot.It takes about 15-20 mins for cooking. Check it by inserting the tip of the spoon. If it comes out clean,idli is cooked.
    • U can make crispy dosas also by adding water to the batter. Dilute the batter,mix well and make dosas.
    Enjoy soft,healthy idlies with sambar or chutney !!

  1. Please rinse the barley and other ingredients for a minimum of 3 times to remove all the stones and debris before soaking. Please soak barley for 5 hours at least.
  2. if  u want , u can soak and grind urad dal & methi separately and then grind rice , barley , oats  together .Finally mix both the batters and keep it for fermentation. Being lazy , i soaked and ground everything at once.Winking smile
  3. Also while grinding add water in small quantities whenever needed.It takes 25-35 mins for grinding. The consistency should be of normal idly batter consistency.
  4. If u want to reduce the quantity of rice , u can make it to half cup and follow the same recipe.
  5. U can increase the quantity of oats and try the same .
  6. Please don’t reduce the ratio of urad dal as it gives the soft idly.If u want to use less urad dal , try adding rice flakes or cooked rice for softness.
  7. Fermentation is very important here. If it doesn’t ferment properly , i cant guarantee u about the taste and softness. Winking smile

Oats-Barley dosa
Oats barley dosa recipe

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October 20, 2011

Oats Kara Paniyaram Using Leftover Idli/Dosa Batter

                                      oats paniyaram

Nowadays i am making oats buttermilk porridge and oats- wheat rava idly for my hubby very often. I wanted to try some other simple and yummy dish with oats. Last weekend i tried this for our breakfast . I got this recipe from aval vikatan supplementary. It was very nice. The actual recipe called for grinding , fermenting and all. But i made an instant paniyaram with little left over idli/dosa batter. The taste was awesome. It was like the usual one we make with idli batter.We loved it. Try this and let me know.I’ve also written the actual recipe at the end of the post.Please have a look at it.
  • Quaker quick oats – 1/4 cup
  • Idly / dosa batter – 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water – As needed
To temper
  • Olive oil/ Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no (chopped finely)
  • Green chilly – 1 no (-do-)
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Curry leaves – a few

  • Dry roast oats for few minutes and grind to make a fine powder.
  • Mix  idly batter and powdered oats with the required salt and water. The batter should not be too thick.
  • Temper all the items given above and mix in the batter.
  • Take a non-stick paniyaram pan and pour the batter. Drizzle little oil if necessary.
  • Cover and cook for sometime. Flip and cook the other side for few mins.
Delicious oats paniyaram is ready to savour with coconut chutney or any other chutney of ur choice !!

  1. This paniyaram would be very soft inside . So dont think its uncooked. It cooks very fast just like our normal paniyaram . Just cover and cook in sim fire for sometime. Its enough.
  2. I dont like the smell of oats to be dominant here . So i’ve added equal quantity of oats and idly batter. U can lesser the amount of idli batter and try.
  3. Sometimes the sourness of batter may reduce if u add oats. Add little sour curd if needed.

  • Quaker quick Oats– 1 cup
  • Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • Salt & water – as needed
To temper :
The same ingredients as mentioned above.
  • Soak the urad dal for 30 mins and grind with oats in a mixie .
  • Leave it for 4 –5 hrs for fermentation. If u feel the batter is not sour , add little curd to it. Now make the paniyaram with seasoning as mentioned above

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March 21, 2011


I think most of  u know and  make this porridge .U all may wonder if i say this is the first time i am making this .Yes, for the first time i prepared this quick , delicious porridge and enjoyed for breakfast today.I got this recipe from a blog , made some additions and relished with pickle Tongue out
Oats kanji

1 cup - 200ml
  • QUAKER OATS – 1 /2 CUP
  • Butter milk –2 cups or half cup of sour curd
  • Water & Salt – As needed
To temper :
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no ( Pinched into two )
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Asafetida – 2 pinches
  • Ginger – a small piece ( finely chopped)
Coriander leaves –Little ( chopped )
  • Soak the oats in water for 15 mins . This step is purely optional.
  • Pressure cook the oats till one whistle.Mash it well with a ladle.
  • Now add the buttermilk and salt. ( Add less buttermilk if it is too sour)
  • Temper all the items given above and add it to the oats mixture.
  • Mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves.

  • If u feel the porridge is too sour, add milk or water to reduce the sourness and adjust the salt accordingly .
  • U can add finely chopped raw mango pieces to get a nice flavor and taste. 
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