Oats Soup

August 8, 2010

Ingredients (one serving)

  • One and half table spoon oats
  • 6 flakes of garlic (finely chopped)
  • Half cup of  skimmed milk
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grind oats coarsely and keep it aside.
  2. In a kadai put half tsp ghee.
  3. Add chopped garlic and fry till it turns brown.
  4. Remove half of the fried garlic from the kadai and keep it for garnishing.
  5. Along with the remaining fried garlic, add ground oats and fry for two minutes.
  6. Add enough water and boil till it gets cooked.
  7. Add milk, salt and pepper powder and cook for two minutes.
  8. The consistency of oats mixture should be similar to any soup consistency.
  9. Garnish with fried garlic pieces.
  10. Serve hot with whole wheat bread.

Oats Dosa

March 31, 2009



  • One cup of oats
  • Quarter cup of rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp pepper jeera powder (grind coarsely)
  • Salt as required
  • Cooking oil for making dosa


  1. Soak oats for 15 minutes.
  2. Grind oats into fine paste.
  3. Add rice flour and salt to the ground oats
  4. In a small  frying pan, heat ghee and add pepper jeera powder.
  5. Add it to the batter.
  6. Add two table spoon of sour curd to the oats mixture and mix well.
  7. The consistency of the batter should be like dosa batter.
  8. Heat a nonstick tawa and pour a ladle full of batter and make it round shape.
  9. Pour 1/2 tsp of oil around it.
  10. Remove with spatula when it gets cooked on both the sides.
  11. Serve hot with onion chutney.

Diabetic Kids Special: Fruit and Nut Oats Pulav

February 15, 2009

Some kids are really finnicky about food and it is really a tough job feeding them. When kids do not take in healthy and rich food, it really affects their growth and well-being. If your kid is a diabetic then the challenge increases even more. Of course you cannot force your kid to eat healthy food. You actually need to lure them to eat the kind of food you want them to eat.

Now what do kids expect from the food they eat? Of course kids do not know what is tasty and what is not tasty. So what can possibly attract kids?

Well, kids get attracted when there is :

  • Colour
  • Something sweet
  • A mix of tidbits

Keeping all this in mind, I have customized the recipe for Kashmiri Pulav to suit diabetic kids or any kid for that matter.

This dish is completely healthy because there is oats instead of basmati rice and there is a combination of nuts and selected fruits. This dish has flavour, colour, a tinge of sweetness and all the richness you want to give your kid.

So quickly note down the recipe now!



  • One cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of fresh fruits (Apple and pomegranate)
  • 1/4 cup of mixed nuts (Almond, pista cashew and raisins)
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp shajeera
  • One cardamom
  • One clove
  • Small piece of cinnamon
  • One bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • One to one and half tsp sugar free powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1/2 cup of low fat milk



  • Wash and cut apple into small pieces.
  • Collect the pomegranate seeds.
  • Soak saffron strands in one tsp milk.
  • Mix half cup of milk with water to make it one cup.
  • Saute the spices in 1/2 tsp ghee and add the oats and fry for 2 minutes.
  • In a pan, add milk, water, salt and soaked saffron.
  • When milk and water start boiling, add the fried oats along with spices.
  • In another pan, fry the nuts till it turns golden brown.
  • When the oats is done, add the fried nuts,fruits,sugar free powder and pepper powder.
  • Stir gently with a flat spoon.
  • Serve along with cucumber raitha.

Note: Make sure that the cooked oats does not get sticky.Use the right measurement of water and milk.

Oats Idly

November 18, 2008


  • Half cup of Oats
  • Half cup of wheat rava
  • One and half cup of sour curd
  • One tsp pepper jeera powder
  • One tsp ghee
  • Salt as required
  • One grated carrot for garnishing



  1. Grind oats in the mixer in the form of rava.
  2. In a pan, fry oats and wheat rava for 2 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, put oats, wheat rava, salt and one cup curd.
  4. Mix well and let it remain for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat ghee and add pepper, jeera powder.
  6. Add this  to the oats and rava mixture.
  7. Add the remaining curd to make smooth batter.
  8. The consistency of the batter should be like idly batter.
  9. Grease the idly plates and pour the batter into the moulds.
  10. Garnish with grated carrot before steaming.
  11. Cook on steam for 10 minutes on high flame and 5 minutes on low flame.
  12. Remove the idlies with a flat spoon and serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Oats Kheer

November 1, 2008

Kheer is one sweet dish which all relish a lot. People use a variety of ingredients such as rice, moong daal and vermicilli to make Kheer.

I tried making this Kheer using oats to suit the diabetics. Hope you enjoy this recipe.


  • One small cup of oats
  • One cup of soya milk
  • 2to 3 tsp sugar free powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Two almonds (grated)
  • Two pista (grated)
  • Few cashews
  • Few raisins
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 tsp cucumber seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ghee


  1. In a frying pan fry oats for 2 to 3 minutes without ghee.
  2. Boil oats with enough water till it gets cooked.
  3. Add soya milk and boil for 5 minutes
  4. Add sugar free powder, cardamom powder and saffron and stir well.
  5. In a small kadai put 1/2 tsp ghee.
  6. Add cashew, raisins and cucumber seeds and fry till the cashew and cucumber seeds turn light brown.
  7. Add the fried cashews, raisins, cucumber seeds to the oats mixture.
  8. Garnish the kheer with grated almond and grated pista.
  9. Serve hot or chilled.

Note: Sugar free powder can be used according to the taste.

Oats Uttappam

September 22, 2008


My entry to Jhiva for this month is Oats Uttappam. Thanks Suganya for hosting and I am very happy to contribute this recipe in this event.

As I have already mentioned in my previous recipe, oats are rich in protein and fiber and including oats in your daily menu helps you reduces cholesterol and also helps to control sugar level in the blood.

So here goes my recipe.


  • One cup of oats
  • Half cup of wheat rava
  • Quarter cup of green gram
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • Salt as required
  • Cooking oil for making uttappam
  • One onion (finely chopped)
  • One tomato (finely chopped)
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Dosai mirch powder (milagai podi) for garnishing


  • Soak Oats for 15 minutes
  • Soak wheat rava for half an hour
  • Soak green gram for 8 hours
  • Grind the soaked oats, wheat rava, green gram, green chillies, red chillies, jeera to a smooth paste
  • Mix rice flour and salt to the ground batter
  • Allow the batter to ferment for 4 to 5 hours

  • Heat tawa and pour the ladle full of batter to make it round shape and little thicker in size
  • Sprinkle chopped onion, chopped tomato  and coriander leaves
  • Pour oil on all the sides of uttappam
  • When it is cooked on one side, flip the uttappam on other side
  • When it turns brown, sprinkle dosai milagai podi on the top of uttappam
  • Serve hot with chutney, sambar or fresh curd

Note: The consistency of the batter should be like dosa batter.

Oats Porridge

June 15, 2008

Last Saturday, we were in a holiday mood. We went shopping, had sumptuous lunch and came back only in the evening. I was too tired to cook. But I didn’t want any of us to skip dinner. My daughter wanted something light, but filling. I quickly made this porridge without milk and sugar.

Generally oats are rich in protein and fiber and including oats in your diet regularly helps you reduce cholesterol and also helps you control blood sugar.

This porridge is ideal for those who want to lose weight and are on diet.

The steps to make this porridge are simple.

I first cooked the oats and allowed it to cool. I added two carrots, one amla, fresh curd, enough salt and enough water in a mixer and ground the contents well. I strained the ground contents and added the contents to the cooked oats.

The result was something as shown below 🙂

You can have this porridge with fruits.

Note: The consistency of the porridge should be like soup.

For a cup of raw oats, you can take two carrots, one amla and half cup of fresh curd.