Monday, April 2, 2012

OATS BISI BELE BATH | SAVORY OATS PORRIDGE | INDIAN OATS RECIPES

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Oats is a healthy and versatile breakfast option as it can be used in various preparations and can also be used easily in several south Indian dishes. My blog already has various posts that highlights various savory options with oats like Savory Oats porridge(with curds), Oats kharabath,Oats pongal . Oats can also be used to prepare instant idly,dosa,paniyaram varieties which I intend to post later.This post is based on an interesting method of using Oats in a very well known south Indian dish called Bisi bele bath, which I aptly call as the Oats Bise bele bath. Remember to serve it hot , otherwise Oats tends to get a bit sticky when it becomes cold. I am sure you will enjoy this healthy preparation.

Oats Bisi Bele Bath Recipe:
(serves 2)

Ingredients:
1 cup quick cooking Oats
1/4 cup Toor dal
1 cup of finely chopped Vegetables(1 small Carrot,5-6 french Beans,1 small Capsicum)
1/4 frozen green Peas
1 Tomato,finely chopped
1 medium Onion,finely chopped
2 tsp Bisi Bele Bath masala(home made or ready MTR masala)
2 tsp Tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp grated Jaggery
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
a pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a sprig of Curry leaves
a pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Ghee(while serving)

Method:
  • Pressure cook toor dal and finely chopped vegetables(carrot,french beans,capsicum) and peas in separate containers in the cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Meanwhile dry roast oats and keep it aside.This is very important to dry roast oats when you make porridge which helps in making slightly non-sticky porridge,otherwise oats tend to get sticky faster.
  • In a big kadai heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and add curry leaves and fry well.
  • Add hing and finely chopped onions and fry until translucent.Add finely tomatoes and fry until they are mushy.
  • Add water(3 cups) to it and let it come to a boil and add oats and give a quick stir.Add cooked toor dal and vegetables to it and mix well and mash it slightly using the back of the spoon which helps in amalgamating with each other to give a thick porridge consistency.
  • Add salt,bisi bele bath masala,red chili powder,turmeric powder and tamarind pulp and boil it fro 3-4 mins.Adjust the consistency of bisi bele bath by adding more water if required.
Serve it piping hot with a dollop of ghee and khara boondi/chips or cool raitha.
Notes:
  1. I kept the vegetables simple,you can even add potatoes,fresh double bean pods to it.
  2. You can even give a tadka of fried cashew nuts or fried ground nuts.I did not add as I wanted to make it more healthier.
  3. Eat this immediately and do not keep it for long as it turns slightly sticky.
  4. You can replace Bisi bele bath masala powder with Sambar powder,but you will find a difference in taste.
  5. For a Vegan version avoid ghee in the recipe.

32 comments:

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful oats recipe..would love to try this out dear :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sounds wonderful to me....i am a huge fan of BBB and this seem a quick version of it....i make it in a much similar way but never thought of dal in it....will try this soon.....

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow this sounds interesting. Cant wait to try this out. nice clicks

Sudha Sabarish said...

Wow bisibele bath in oats sounds interesting and tempting.

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious...

Priti said...

You know I am want to post the same for so long but it's not happeing ...your version looks so gud n tempting ...lovely pics and I that napkin :D

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy recipe and nice way to bring oats in daily routine...lovely clicks,ur cam rocks:)

Sayantani said...

really healthy yet so delicious.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice variation bisibelabath...yum

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice idea to make it as this bbb. Lovely clicks!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

An interesting recipe...looks inviting

Ramya said...

How i wish i cud grab that bowl!!! Just awesome!

faseela said...

wow...prathy great recipe....

Kanan said...

nice variation to traditional recipe and yet healthy

Vimitha Anand said...

Very healthy one dear.. Looks so delicious

Srimathi said...

ITs a great idea to use oats to make something that is a comfit food.

Teena Mary said...

Interesting & delicious!! I'm loving all your recipes :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome and unique...
lovely clicks!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious oats recipe. Love the addition of spice in there.

Vardhini said...

Nice use of oats. Bisi bele bath looks tempting.

Vardhini
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Priya said...

Wat a healthy twist to ur BBB, lovely healthy dish Prathy.

maha said...

oats-BBB looks just awesum..n nice cliks.
maha

Soundarya V said...

Healthy and delicious..love it with boondi..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nice one Prathy..always love oats this way :)

saffronstreaks said...

hey thats such a nice way to enjoy the goodness of oats, have to try it

Archana said...

Great one.This has been on my long long list of must do but the list gets longer with me not moving at all.Lazy me.
Your pics are awesome. I love the one with the empty bowl the most.

Jay said...

wow..this looks wonderfully delicious
Tasty Appetite

Gayathri Anand said...

wow nice twist to bbb ...looks so yummy would love to give a try ..loved ur presentation

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of your work on this web page. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

Kaushalya Rajan said...

Thankyou Prathibha!!! Every recipe of yours is so good, it's mouth watering just to read it! A big share of the good reviews I get from my family for the different lovely dishes is for you. Thank you for sharing such healthy recipes. :))

Chenchu Chenchu said...

I tried bisi bela bath it came out very well.

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