Jan 15, 2014

# Bachelor Special # Break fast

Super Easy Oats Vegetable Idly

I turned out to be a health nut these days and so are my colleagues at office. We have a huge group of 15 people who break out for 10 mins to give us ourselves that required kick dose for the day. Some of us flipped from Irani Chai to green tea, from puffs to porridge, from chips to dates etc... It was really hard for most of us, but now we are happy roaming around with green tea bags and help us with those uncountable cups of green teas. Yea, we sip almost 2-3 cups on an average. Most of us wanted to inculcate healthy eating habits as well. So joining hands on that mission we started searching for recipes and ended up creating a database.....Whoa......sudden change in all of us.....we hope to continue this but we do have some occasional excuses when stomach demands something else. :)

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OATS VEGETABLE IDLY
INGREDIENTS

Powdered Oats- 1 cup packed
Curd- 1/2 cup
Eno Salt/Cooking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- as per taste
Broken Wheat Rawa/Cracked wheat rawa- 1/2 cup
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
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Vegetables
Sweet Corn, green peas, and  grated carrot- 1/4 th cup or little more.
Green chilly- 1 big chopped
Coriander and Curry leaves- 2 tbsps each
Oil- 1 tbsp
Chana Dal- 1 tsp
Jeera- 1 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing- 1 pinch or 2 sprinkles roughly
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tspWater- 1/2 cup or less

Procedure-

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From Right to Left.

Dry roast oats in a skillet for roughly 3-4 mins or until they start emanating nutty aroma and turn brown. Powder them in a grinder and keep it aside. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry chanal dal, jeera, mustard seeds for about a min. Add curry leaves and asafoetida to this mixture.
Once done with seasoning, throw in all the vegetables and fry them for about 3-4 mins, add cracked rawa and combine all the ingredients well. Fry for 3-4 mins. Transfer this contents into a large bowl and add all the remaining ingredients. Make sure that your mixture is not too thick or runny. It should be of medium consistency. You can refer to the stepwise pictures for your reference.
Grease idly plates with little oil or butter(if you are not worried about your waist line...:)
Gently drop this mixture onto the plates. Add only half a spoon as idlies tend to fluff up once cooked. Place the idly stand in a pressure cooker. Cook until done. Usually it takes 15-20 mins. Mine took 20 mins.
Scoop the idlies and serve with any chutney of your choice.
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My Notes:
Make Oats powder in advance and this will put you at ease.
Add cooking soda or Eno before cooking. Adding Eno will cause fizz, do not worry. It will yield you a porous textured idly
Feel free with your veggies.
My friend says that she added little sambar powder and roasted peanuts. She said that it was awesome. I am yet to check that out. This version of mine tastes good and healthy.
If you are not a health nut, you can even try using some roasted cashews as well.


5 comments:

  1. wow such an healthy and delicious idli :) looks yummy dear !!

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  2. really chaitra, it's easy when you have a group.. we are just a few ladies here, my colleague eats only apples for lunch that I feel so discouraged to eat more when she is around, and it has really helped me supress my carvings to some extend! hehe... this is a very healthy and easy idly... good one...

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