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Oats recipes Compilation | Dosas, idli, cake, paratha and pizza with oats

As I write this, I am sitting on our sofa with my son sleeping soundly in my arms, completing his evening nap. I have had many people tell me that it’s not a good habit and I should practice him by putting him down on the bed during nap time so that I can be free then. I usually say “okay, I will try” to them as I know they won’t understand that the peace I get when my son sleeps in my arms 😍 is incomparable to any free time I may get after putting him on the bed. Also, he too naps much better, very peacefully when he sleeps in my arms. ❀️

What I do is, finish all my chores before his nap time and while he sleeps on me, I either chat with Amma or listen to my favorite songs or like I am doing now, blog a new recipe. I feel relaxed then and his nap turns into my rest time too. ❀️

Also, I know this won’t last long as I used to do the same with my daughter too. Now at 6 years, she no longer sleeps next to me while my son who is 2.5 years needs all the cuddles in the world at night too. So I just tell myself to enjoy this bliss of motherhood, the love, the attachment, the “mogu mogu“, his hugs, his caressing, his kisses, his tight embraces while it lasts. ❀️

I just hope that even if he grows, he will still love me the same, if not show it physically but still the affection remain the same. That’s all a mother wants and this motherhood journey has taught that to me. ❀️

Here’s sharing the Oats recipes which I make always to include the super food in our diet. Hope you all try and like it. Happy and healthy cooking!

1. Instant Oats Idlis : This was one of the first recipes that I learned with oats many years back and has been my regular specially when I have not planned ahead or don’t know what to make for breakfast.

Recipe here: Instant Oats Idlis

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2. Instant Oats Poha dosa: An instant dosa with oats and poha which goes really well with sambar. My kids love this dosa very much.

Recipe here : Instant Oats Poha dosa

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3. Oats and Mixed dal dosas : These dosas come out as delicious as beautiful they are to see. Great way to include protein and nutrients in your dosa.

Recipe here : Oats and Mixed dal dosas

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4. Moong sprouts Oats dosa : Yet another healthy dosa combining sprouts and Oats which comes out very tasty. I make this to include sprouts in my kids’ diet who don’t eat sprout as it is.

Recipe here : Moong sprouts Oats dosa

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5. Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri : This is hands down my favorite breakfast with oats. Combining so many veggies and oats, this Bhakri or thick dosa does not even need an accompaniment. Tastes so delicious with butter. Hardly takes time to make the batter and is so filling that it can be a meal in itself too.

Recipe here : Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri

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6. Masala Oats Paratha : This unique and super delicious parathas are a must try. Learnt it from a friend many years back and I make it for a change from regular chapatis. My kids love it a lot and eat more than usual when I make it, making me a happy mommy. 😍

Recipe here : Masala Oats Paratha

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7. Dates and Oats Cake : A healthy and yummy cake combining the goodness of dates and Oats. You can never say it has oats in it and trust me, comes out very delicious. One among the most tried cake recipes from my blog after Sugar free Dates Carrot Cake.

Recipe here : Dates and Oats Cake

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8. Gluten free Oats Pizza : I usually make whole wheat Vegetable Pizza at home as evening snack for my kids. Apart from that, I have learned to make this Oats pizza which only has oats in the base. Comes out very soft and super tasty too. A must try pizza specially for those looking to bake gluten free pizza at home.

Recipe here – Gluten free Oats Pizza

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You can also check my other compilations:

* “No rice” Dosa recipes Compilation

* Easy to make, ready in 15 mins Healthy sweet recipes compilation

* Healthy cakes and cookies compilation

* Baking basics guide for beginners

Collection of “no rice” dosa recipes

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My regular readers know how much my kids love dosas. So much that anyday you come to my home, you will find dosa batter ready, either fermenting or in the fridge (and if you don’t find it, don’t worry, I can magically make some instant dosas for you too 😍). It is also very handy for those sudden hunger demands by the kids, especially my son who feels very hungry after his evening nap and says, “Amma, bobbo jayi.” (I want dosa in baby Konkani 🀩)

We have a little game after he wakes up where he being held in my arms, shows me the way to the kitchen and points to what he wants to eat. I purposely do a little wiggly kind of walk (the never growing child in me πŸ˜…) to make him laugh and that brightens him up. Then it finally ends in him pointing to dosa batter bowl. So I always have any one variety of dosa batter ready for him (my little “bobbo” lover boy ❀️).

My readers also love the dosa recipes that I post and always request for more “no rice” dosa recipes. So I decided to finally compile all my dosas which don’t contain rice and I was surprised to find that I had so many of them. This is one compilation I enjoyed making as it was like playing treasure hunt with my blog. πŸ˜‚ Hunting dosa recipes without rice which is indeed no less a treasure for my readers requesting for it (sorry for the poor joke 😬).

Anyhow, hope this is useful to all of you. Happy and healthy cooking! Enjoy dosa making! (That rhymed!) πŸ˜„

Instant “no rice” Dosas/ Bhakris:

1. Rava Bhakri/ Instant Semolina dosas: These are one of the oldest variety of Konkani breakfasts and my family favorite too. If I forget to soak for regular dosas, Rava Bhakri it is for breakfast the next day. Also makes for a quick snack option. Tastes oh so heavenly with butter. ❀️

Recipe here: Rava Bhakri/ Instant Semolina dosas

2. Instant Cucumber dosas: This is a variation to rava bhakri with the addition of grated cucumbers which makes it even aromatic and healthy along with being super delicious. When I have to finish off those leftover cucumbers, I make these dosas.

Recipe here: Instant Cucumber dosas

3. Eggless Tomato Omelette: Being from a vegetarian family, the only Omelette we knew as a kid was this eggless Tomato Omelette which Amma made with loads of love. She always made sure I got the omelette with the maximum number of tomato pieces in it. 😍

Recipe here: Eggless Tomato Omelette

4. Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri: This is our favorite evening snack and is super filling too. Best way to get oats and veggies in our diet. Add loads of green chillies and coriander leaves. Tastes super yummy with butter and simple coconut chutney. ❀️

Recipe here: Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri

5. Instant Oats Poha dosas: A soft yet delicious dosa which can be made instantly yet tastes like regular dosas. Awesome combination with sambar making it a complete meal in itself.

Recipe here: Instant Oats Poha dosas

6. Instant Jowar Vegetable Bhakri: These Bhakris contain a mix of radish, carrots, cucumbers along with Jowar flour but still comes out so tasty. A very healthy and filling evening snack that I make always. You can make them as thalipeet too.

Recipe here: Instant Jowar Vegetable Bhakri

Dosas which don’t need fermentation:

1. Moong sprouts and Oats dosas: My kids don’t eat sprouts as it is, so this is my way to include sprouts in their diet in their favorite way, the dosa way! πŸ˜„ The way our brain works overtime in motherhood. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Turns out so delicious too! No fermentation required makes it very easy too.

Recipe here: Moong sprouts and Oats dosas

2. Masoor dal dosas: One of the most tried and loved recipe by my readers. Try masala dosa with this and it tastes amazing. ❀️

Recipe here: Masoor dal dosas

“No rice” Dosas with millet flours:

1. Ragi Set Dosas: A dosa that I make atleast weekly once to include the wonder millet, Ragi in our diet. Turns out so soft and delicious. My daughter calls it “chocolate” dosas since she was a baby and even now at almost 6 years. 😍

Recipe here: Ragi Set Dosas

2. Urad – Jowar flour dosas: I feel this is the best way to include Jowar flour in our diet. Yet another weekly once breakfast in my house as kids love it. Kids food preferences rule in my house. πŸ˜€

Recipe here: Urad – Jowar flour dosas

“No rice” dosas with Whole Millets

1. Bajra Moong dal dosa: This is the crispiest dosa that I have ever made and you can never say it does not have rice in it. Also combines the goodness of Bajra with moong dal.

Recipe here: Bajra Moong dal dosa

2. Little Millet dosa: A very healthy yet tasty dosa with Little millet. Great idea to include this variety of millet in your diet.

Recipe here: Little Millet dosa

Other “no rice” dosa recipes:

1. Oats mixed dal dosas: A dosa for which I have got many compliments from readers for making them so evenly and also for the gorgeous colour. One of my readers have even commented that it looks machine made and there’s magic in my hands that it has been crafted to perfection. πŸ˜€ So these dosas are indeed very special for me. ❀️

Recipe here: Oats mixed dal dosas

2. Broken wheat Mixed dal dosas: These are one of my recent additions on the blog but tried and loved by so many of my readers. They loved how healthy yet tasty it turns out without missing rice in the dosa at all.

Recipe: Broken wheat Mixed dal dosas

3. Urad whole moong dosas: These are my favorite because I can make both idlis and dosas with this batter. Also a great way to include whole moong in my kids’ diet as they don’t eat moong as it is.

Recipe here: Urad whole moong dosas

4. Urad wheat flour dosas: This was my last recipe that I posted on the blog. Learnt it from my friend Vinanti and have turned out to be my kids’ favorite. They eat more dosas (touchwood!) when I make them. I absolutely love the gorgeous colour that it turns out. ❀️

Recipe here: Urad wheat flour dosas

5. Barley Urad dosas: These dosas are so soft and delicious, you could never say it has the healthy Barley grain in it. One of the most regularly made dosas in my house lately.

Recipe here: Barley Urad dosas

You can check all my dosa recipes here: DOSA CORNER

You can check all my idli recipes here: IDLI STAND

I have made two other recipe collections. You can check them out.

Oats recipes Collection:

Healthy Cakes and Bakes:

Healthy sweets that can be made under 15 mins:

Gluten free Oats Pizza | Easy, healthy pizza recipe

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If you had asked me some years back about gluten free food, I would have looked at you bewildered as I really had no idea about it. But as I started blogging, I started noting many gluten free recipes in food groups and have been getting many requests for it by my readers. So I had to share this Oats Pizza which was one of my successful trials sometime back (had to perfect it before blogging, hence the delay).

After the first try, I fell in love with it. ❀️ It was so delicious and I was hopping like a bunny at how amazing it came out. πŸ˜… Then I have been making it regularly for my kids whenever they crave for pizza and I felt it was a great way to include oats in their diet (hidden in their fav pizza πŸ˜€). Even though they are huge fans of my whole wheat vegetable pizza, this came into their favorite list too and they hardly know the difference.

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I would also like to share some free gyan (πŸ˜„) about gluten free diet (for those new to it like me, other know-it-all people can skip 😁). Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and few other grains. People who have celiac disease have gluten intolerance where they get mild to severe allergic symptoms if they eat these grains. But doctors have advised people without this disease to not follow gluten free diet without any reason. So if you are planning to start one, do read well about it and make an informed choice.

As for me, as I always say, its always best to have a wholesome balanced diet including all kinds of healthy foods in different ways to keep it interesting, combining it with regular exercise or brisk walking.

Anyhow hope this recipe is helpful to those of you who love pizza, yet are on a gluten free diet or for people like me who love to try unique recipes 😁. Happy and healthy cooking! ❀️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes 2 mini pizzas}

For the pizza base:

1 1/2 Cups Instant Oats

1 tsp Instant yeast

1 tsp Honey

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Water (approx) (+ 2 Tbsp water after rise time)

For the toppings:

1/2 Cup finely chopped Mixed veggies (I used a mix of capsicum, corn, tomato, mushroom)

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Mixed herb seasoning

2 Tbsp Pizza sauce (or any regular ketchup)

1/2 Cup grated Mozarella cheese

Sliced olives for garnish as needed

Oil to grease the oven proof pizza plate

Step by step recipe:

1. Take instant oats in a mixer and dry grind it till it turns into fine powder. 1 1/2 Cups oats gave me 1 1/4 Cups oats powder. Takes about 5 pulses and gets powdered very quickly. Add to a bowl. Also add instant yeast, honey and salt.

2. Now add water little by little till it forms a dough. It should be slightly sticky but still firm. Took me 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbsp water to form the dough for 1 1/4 Cups Oats powder.

3. Keep the dough to rest, covered in a warm place for 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile add finely chopped veggies, herb seasoning, salt in a bowl. Mix with spoon. You can also add chilli flakes and pepper powder for spicy pizza. I don’t add as I make for my kids.

5. When one hour is done, Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins.

6. Grease the oven proof plate generously with oil. Also oil your fingers. Divide the dough into two portions and make two balls with it. Flatten it onto the plate with your fingers as thin as you can. In simple words, this is like flattening your Bhakris, thalipeeth or akki rottis. πŸ˜…

Note: Dough before resting for one hour will be slightly sticky and firm. After resting it will turn hard. Does not rise too but don’t worry, just add 2 Tbsp water to make it soft and it will be easier to spread using fingers. Also oiling your fingers will help you spread it thinly.

7. Now top this with pizza sauce or ketchup. Add veggie mix over it. Top with mozarella cheese and olives.

8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for about 15 to 18 mins or till the mozarella cheese has a light golden colour to it. Bake in the center rack of your OTG or use both rods option or bake option in conventional oven.

9. Let it cool slightly. Then slice and serve with ketchup or chilli sauce.

Notes:

* You can use oats flour instead of instant oats. Just measure 1 1/4 Cups of flour and continue with the process.

* I have not used rolled oats in this recipe but you could try using. Just that the water required may be little more to form the dough.

* You could substitute honey with sugar but I chose it as it a healthier option while making no change in the output. It is just for yeast to bloom.

* If using dry active yeast, use 1 1/2 tsp of it. Proof it separately in warm water and honey first and then add to the powdered oats, salt mix.

* Dough before resting will be slightly sticky and firm. After resting it will turn hard. Just add 2 Tbsp water to make it soft and it will be easier to spread using fingers. Also oiling your fingers will help you spread it thinly.

* This dough does not rise like regular yeast based dough but don’t worry, the pizza crust turns out very well. Soft, yet firm and delicious.

* Don’t spread thick or else it won’t cook well. Spread thin and evenly.

* I always make mini pizzas with this as it is easier to spread than one large pizza.

* Remember greasing the oven proof plate well with oil so that the pizza does not stick to the plate.

* Bake till the cheese turns light golden in colour. It takes me exactly 18 mins but might be quicker or later depending on your oven. Keep an eye after 14 mins.

* This pizza tastes better when kept for about 10 mins at room temperature as the base turns firm. When it is hot, it is very soft.

* You can add chilli flakes or other seasonings to the pizza. I make this in a very simple way as my kids love this way.

* You can also try this easy whole wheat vegetable pizza which I am making since many years and is my kids’, their friends’ and also my readers’ favorite.

I have tried to note down as much points as possible so that it’s easy for you all to follow but if you still have any doubts, either comment here or message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mitha or on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help.

Update:

Reader doubt: Oats absorbs more water , was 1/4 cup +2 tbsp water enough ?

My answer: Yes, it was enough for the first time before keeping it to rise. If you add more, it becomes very sticky and difficult to handle. After it rises, it absorbs all the water and becomes hard. Then add 2 Tbsp water again and make it soft enough to make it spreadable with oiled fingers.

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Collection of my healthy cake and cookie recipes

It’s Christmas time and the official “bake at home” time too πŸ˜„. I have been seeing so many wonderful bakes on various Facebook food groups that I am part of and it is really amazing that now, everyone bakes so many varieties at home itself. So I thought I too should compile my healthy cakes and cookies in one page for those who want to bake guilt free goodies even for Xmas (if you are like me πŸ˜€).

For me, Christmas brings back two memories of my childhood. One is my dad bringing me Plum cake from our nearby bakery and I used to wait so eagerly for it. The aroma and flavour of the cake is still in my taste buds that it brings so much nostalgia. 😍

Second memory is singing Christmas carol at school (yes, I used to sing too πŸ˜…). We all used to wear white top and black skirt, practice so much for weeks and finally when standing on the stage singing the choir together with friends, it felt so good. ❀️ Though I don’t have a picture of the carol singing, here is a picture of the dress, which was my favourite as a 12 year old. This is from Amma’s album which is a treasure trove of old memories (love looking at them remembering old times 😍).

A part of the album page for the memory of old style albums. Nothing can replace the pleasure of looking through those albums. ❀️

Though after school, I never sang on stage, I still sing bhajans and songs for my kids when putting them to sleep and record them to send Amma who loves to listen to them. 😍 The best part is I still remember the lyrics and tune of the Christmas carols, much to the amazement of my daughter (she loves Christmas πŸŽ„). So we have been singing carols together, making cards for her friends while baking some goodies to enjoy this season.

Hope you all try some of them too. Happy and healthy Baking! Merry Christmas to all of you in advance! ❀️

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Healthy Cakes:

1. Chocolate Banana Cake ( using wheat flour and jaggery ) – A moist and delicious basic chocolate banana cake with easy frosting.

Recipe here – Chocolate Banana Cake ( using wheat flour and jaggery )

2. Ragi Chocolate Cake ( using ragi flour, wheat flour and jaggery ) – My kids and readers favorite cake. You can never say it has Ragi in it. With the frosting, it tastes heavenly.

Recipe here – Ragi Chocolate Cake ( using ragi flour, wheat flour and jaggery )

3. Dates and Oats Cake – My idea to sneak some oats in the cake as well. Because you can never say it has oats in it. Another of my readers’ favorite cakes. Tried and loved by so many.

Recipe here – Dates and Oats Cake

4. Mango Ghee Cake – A super soft, moist and oh so delicious cake. My mouth waters whenever I think of this cake 😍

Recipe here – Mango Ghee Cake

5. Dates and Carrot Cake – Sugar free cake – My personal favorite as it is free from sugar or even jaggery can be skipped. Beautifully combines the natural sweetness of dates and carrots. Another of my recipe tried a lot by my readers.

Recipe here – Dates and Carrot Cake – Sugar free cake

6. Dates Chocolate Brownie – Guilt free indulgence at its best! ❀️ You can also skip dates for plain chocolate brownies.

Recipe here – Dates Chocolate Brownie

7. Mango Rava cupcakes – Easy one bowl recipe to make delicious mango cupcakes which are enjoyed a lot by my kids.

Recipe here – Mango Rava cupcakes

8. Wheat Jaggery Cake – Basic cake to which you can add dried fruits to make a dry fruit cake. Also can make cupcakes with this. Have been making this cake for years now for my kids.

Recipe here – Wheat Jaggery Cake

Healthy Cookies:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies ( using wheat flour and jaggery ) – Perfect cafe style cookies at home, only healthier and tastier 😍

Recipe here – Chocolate Chip Cookies

2. Almond Butter Cookies – With basic ingredients and uses no baking soda or powder, these cookies are still very soft and melt in the mouth.

Recipe here – Almond Butter Cookies

3. Ragi Butter Cookies – Another heavenly cookies with Ragi in it, yet tastes so good that you can’t stop devouring them. My favourite! ❀️

4. Wheat Jaggery Cookies: These easy to make cookies are not only loved by my kids but by their friends too. Comes out so tasty.

You can check all my other healthy bakes here. Enjoy Baking!!

Easy, Healthy Sweets (under 15 mins)

This is another easy, healthy sweet recipes collection that I made last time. You can find the recipes here. They are sweets that can be made under 15 mins.

Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri | Quick Oats Uthappam

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As my regular readers know already, my kids love dosas and our morning usually starts with any variety of dosa. I have already posted many of them on my Dosa corner page.

Even though I make sure that I always have dosa batter handy for their dosa love, there are some days when it gets over and I am left wondering what to do apart from the Instant Oats Poha dosa that I make always when I don’t have dosa batter.

That is when I started making these oats vegetable bhakris and it was loved a lot by both kids. It hardly takes 15 mins to get the batter ready and it is very tasty and filling. Also a healthy snack option for evenings.

Hope you all try and love it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Instant Oats (I use Quaker or Saffola instant Oats)

1 Cup wheat Semolina/ Rava/ Sooji

1/4 Cup Curd or Yogurt (optional)

3 Cups water or as required

1/2 Cup grated Carrots

1/4 Cup finely chopped Capsicum

1/4 Cup finely chopped Onion

2 to 3 Green chillies or to taste

2 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee to cook the uthappams

Step by step recipe:

1. Take 2 Cups oats, 1 Cup rava, 1/4 Cup curd and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add 3 Cups water and mix well to remove any lumps.

3. Add grated carrots, finely chopped capsicum and onions, green chillies and coriander leaves.

4. Mix well.

5. Heat a dosa pan and add a ladle of the batter. Spread into a thick dosa as shown.

6. Cover and cook till the surface cooks well.

7. Now add oil or ghee. Flip and cook for few minutes.

8. Serve hot with butter and chutney.

Notes:

* You can skip onion if you want but it gives a wonderful bite and flavour to the bhakri. Don’t skip capsicum though. It’s a main ingredient.

* I sometimes don’t need chutney with it too. Just the bhakri with butter tastes so delicious.

* Don’t spread the bhakri too thick or else it won’t cook inside. Cook both sides very well on medium to high flame.

* I have used instant Oats as it is (without powdering or roasting). You can use rolled oats but it might need powdering.

* You can skip curd if you don’t have. I make without it too sometimes. Does not make much difference.

Do let me know if you have any doubts. Will be a pleasure to help. πŸ™‚

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Moong sprouts and Oats dosa

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As I have mentioned before, my kids love dosas and my two year old associates breakfast with “Bobbo” {dosa in baby language in Konkani}. So I get creative and make dosas of many varieties. 😊

This was one such experiment which I got inspired from the famous Pesarattu dosa which uses moong and rice. I thought why not sprout moong and use as sprouting increases the nutritional value so much. Also I substituted rice with oats as oats is a super food specially for lactating mothers. ❀️

So the super food combination gave birth to this dosa which is very tasty too. Its different than the regular dosa that you eat in restaurants but still tastes delicious. Importantly it’s approved by my kids and hence I make it atleast once in couple of weeks. What better way to feed them sprouts in the way they love the most – The dosa way! πŸ˜€

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { about 15 dosas}

4 Cups Moong sprouts {got by soaking 2 Cups dried whole moong /green gram}

1 Cup Instant Oats

Salt to taste

Ghee or Oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Soak dried whole green gram or moong overnight or for 6 hours. This is what you get after soaking. Drain water completely now.

2. Keep covered in a dark place again for 8 hours or till you see sprouts come out. It takes more time in cold weather and very quick in hot weathers.

3. Now wash the sprouts well once and grind along with oats, salt and little water to a smooth batter of pourable consistency. Not very thick, nor thin. Just like any dosa batter.

Note: Be careful while adding water to the batter so that it does not become very thin.

4. You can make dosa instantly. No need to ferment the batter. Heat dosa pan and pour a ladle of the batter. Spread into a circle shape.

5. Cover and cook till the surface cooks and underside turns brown and crisp. Add ghee.

6. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.

Notes:

* Refrigerate the remaining batter and use it whenever needed.

* No need to ferment this batter. Grind and use soon after.

* I had taken 2 Cups of dried whole moong to soak. After soaking and sprouting, I got 5 Cups of moong sprouts. I made dosas with 4 Cups of sprouts and used the rest 1 Cup to make salad.

* For making perfect dosas, heat the pan well. Else if the pan is not hot, the batter might stick. Also add ghee after spreading the dosa and not before.

* This dosa turns soft when cooked only one side but you can make it crispy but spreading the dosa very thin and cooking till the underside turns brown. Also add ghee and cook both sides to make it extra crispy.

* If using rolled oats instead of instant oats, soak for half an hour before grinding.

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Instant Oats Poha dosa

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Motherhood means you spend hours in the kitchen cooking something special for kids only for the kids to be making a face at it and demanding something else. πŸ˜… I am sure all mothers will agree with me that this has happened atleast once with them.

In my house, there is a constant demand for dosas. My toddler who barely knows few words can say Bobbo which means dosa in baby Konkani language. I usually keep dosa batter ready for such times but there are some days when the batter gets over.

This Instant Poha Oats dosa was invented on one such day and is a keeper for me when I need to give in to dosa demands by the kids instantly. Sharing the recipe as my kids love it. Hope you all try and love it too. Though there is no comparison to regular dosas in terms of taste, still the best you can achieve during times when you need to make something quickly.

Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 10 dosas}

2 Cups Semolina/ Rava/ Sooji

1/2 Cup Instant Oats

1/2 Cup thin or thick Poha/flattened rice

3 Tbsp Curd/ Yogurt

Salt to taste

2 1/2 Cups water to make the batter

Ghee to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Take semolina, oats, Poha in a blender.

2. Grind using water to a fine paste.

3. Add curd and salt. Grind to a smooth paste.

4. Batter is ready to use.

5. Heat a pan and when medium hot, spread the batter into a circle.

Note: If the pan is very hot, you won’t be able to spread this dosa. So keep the flame medium hot while spreading.

6. Cover and cook the dosa till done.

7. Now drizzle ghee. Flip and cook for few seconds till done.

Serve with chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* This dosa tastes the best when cooked with ghee.

* You can keep the batter at room temperature for couple of hours if you have time.

* This dosa turns out soft in texture but you can cook a little while longer if you like it crispy.

* Although it does not taste like regular dosa, it is the closest in taste to it and that too instant to make along with being healthy.

* My kids love this dosa with sambar.

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Masala Oats Paratha

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I have been unknowingly adding a lot of Oats recipes like Dates and Oats Cake , Oats and Mixed dal dosa, Instant Oats Idli and now this Masala Oats Paratha.

Some years back my friend had shared this recipe of Masala Oats Paratha. I had tried it many times and loved it too but somehow forgot it later as we usually have rice.

Yesterday I remembered it and made just few of them for dinner to see if the kids will like the change in taste. I was so happy when my daughter said “Amma, what is this? This is so yummy. Give me more. Can’t stop eating it.” And finally ate three of them instead of one that she usually eats. Even though I should not share this for the fear of evil eye, can’t resist as it made me so happy and out of the world. I am sure all mothers can understand how I feel.

Here’s sharing the recipe. Hope your family loves it too.

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes around 8 Parathas}

For the outer dough:

3 Cups Whole wheat flour/ Atta

Salt to taste

Water as required to knead the dough

For the inner filling:

2 Cups Instant Oats

1/2 Cup Curd/ Yogurt

3 green chillies, finely chopped

A small piece of ginger, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced (optional)

Few curry leaves, finely chopped

2 Tbsp of finely chopped Coriander leaves

2 tsp Garam masala powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee to cook the parathas

Step by step recipe:

1. Take wheat flour and salt in a bowl and add water. Knead to form a smooth dough. Keep aside.

2. Now take instant oats in another bowl and add curd one spoon at a time and keep mixing till it looks like one wet mixture. I required 1/2 Cup curd for 2 Cups Oats.

This should be the consistency of the mixture. It should be thick.

3. Now add ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt.

4. Mix well and divide into equal portions.

5. Now divide the wheat dough also into equal number of balls. Take one and roll a little. Place one oats portion inside it.

6. Close and seal the edges.

7. Using dry flour, roll into a big circle like you roll regular parathas.

8. Now place it on a hot tava and cook both sides using ghee or oil.

9. Enjoy it hot with curd or any side dish. We love it with Amma’s tomato chutney.

Notes:

* Don’t add a lot of curd than required or you will have difficulty filling it if it is more wet.

* The masalas and spices are to taste. I sometimes skip garlic or curry leaves if I don’t have. It’s all upto how your family loves it.

* I take out the green chilly before feeding each bite to my kids. You could skip it from their mixture itself if needed.

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Oats and Mixed dal dosa

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I have been mentioning in my posts that my kids are avid dosa lovers. That is the reason I have been posting so many dosa recipes here. All of these have been tried by me and tested on my kids (πŸ˜‚). I am sharing only dishes which they have loved and I keep making often.

After Mixed dal dosas with rice, here is another delicious dosa with no rice and uses Oats instead. And no, you can never say it has oats in it. I love how well it ferments and the dosas turn out porous and soft.

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Hope you all try and like it too, importantly your kids like it too. I thank my friend Trinita Rebello for requesting this recipe.

RECIPE:

Ingredients: (Makes about 8 dosas)

1 Cup Instant Oats

1/4 Cup Urad dal

1/4 Cup Moong dal

1/4 Cup Toor dal

1/4 Cup Chana dal

1/2 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida powder

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee while cooking the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the dals for atleast 4 hours.

2. Grind along with instant oats to a fine paste.

3. Pour in a large steel vessel and add salt and hing.

4. Keep for fermentation overnight or for 8 hours.

The well fermented batter

5. Mix the batter once. Heat a dosa pan and add a ladle full of dosa batter. Spread in a large circle.

Note: If the pan is very hot, you can’t spread it well. So make the flame medium while spreading and then turn it high when the dosa is cooking.

6. Cover and cook for a minute till the top surface looks cooked well. If you love crispy dosas, add oil or ghee and cook a little more till the dosa looks brown.

7. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.

Notes:

* This dosa does not taste like regular dosas and has the dal flavour. So make a little batter first time and see if your kids like it before making a huge batch.

* Refrigerate the remaining batter if any.

* Skip any dal if you don’t have. I usually don’t have chana dal. So I make dosas with the rest of the dals and oats.

* This dosa is very filling due to the addition of dals and oats. Even two dosas keeps you full for long time.

* Serve it with a spicy chutney like this Amma’s Tomato chutney. Tastes amazing.

* My kids are a huge fan of this dosa with honey. You can try that for your kids too if they are above 1 year old.

* Even though it’s the same with any kind of dosas, but I insist these dosas should specially be had hot for best taste.

* If you don’t have oats, you can make mixed dal dosas with rice too like I have made here.

* I have served it with coriander leaves chutney. For the chutney, I grind coconut with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, little tamarind with water to a smooth paste. This chutney does not require seasoning.

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Dates and Oats cake

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I am always on the lookout for healthy cake recipes and so far have had great success in baking with wheat flour, ragi flour and oats. I add jaggery powder in all the cakes and it tastes so good that you can never say it’s a jaggery cake.

I have already shared the yummiest whole wheat chocolate banana cake recipe and Ragi Chocolate cake recipe. So here is another healthy cake with the goodness of the superfood oats and dates in it. This is also a wheat jaggery cake.

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When I first made the cake, I could not believe that Oats in a cake could taste so yummy. But you could never say it has oats in it. The dates and milk hides the nuttiness quite well. In fact so well that my kids never know that it’s actually a healthy cake.

Look at the moistness!

This cake is a perfect example that healthy food can be delicious too. The exact principle on which I started writing this blog. Hope you all try this cake. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Whole wheat flour/ Atta

3/4 Cup Instant Oats

1 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Baking soda

1/4 Cup Jaggery powder or brown sugar or cane sugar or regular sugar

Wet Ingredients:

Around 20 Dates (Deseeded and roughly chopped)

1 1/2 Cups Milk

1/2 Cup (113 grams) Butter

1 tsp Vanilla essence

Step by step recipe:

1. Soak the chopped dates in hot milk for an hour.

2. Measure 3/4 Cup Instant Oats in a bowl.

3. In the same bowl, sieve together whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix everything well.

4. Melt butter in a bowl and add the dates- milk mixture to this. Also add vanilla essence.

5. Add the dry flour mix to this and mix till the flour specks can’t be seen.

6. Add 1/4 Cup Jaggery powder to this and mix everything once. Do NOT overmix.

7. Preheat the oven for 10 mins at 180 C. Line the cake pan with parchment paper. Else with oil or butter. Pour the batter into the pan.

8. Bake at 180 C for 30 to 35 mins. I baked for 30 mins and then checked. Since the inside had to cook a little but the top surface had baked, I covered with parchment and baked for 5 mins more.

9. Allow it to cool completely. Invert onto a plate. Slice and enjoy!

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Notes:

* Since every oven is different, keep an eye after 20 mins into baking time so that the cake doesn’t burn.

* Towards the last 5 mins, cover the cake pan with a parchment paper/ aluminium foil and bake so that the top surface does not form a crust.

* You can use any dates for this recipe but the soft ones work best. You can even grind them with little milk if you don’t like the bite of dates in your cake.

* Butter can be substituted with oil but I personally love butter in my cakes as oil cakes does not taste good after a while.

* This cake lasts well for a week if refrigerated and handled well.

* Some variations of this cake tried by people and sent as feedback.

Skipped Oats and grinded dates and milk to make a Dates Wheat Cake
Baked in a pan instead of oven with aluminium foil following Youtube videos
Baked with Oat flour instead of Oats

If any doubts, do message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mithaor on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help. Happy cooking!