Why oats are good for you

31 May 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

A quick meal for your breakfast that’s healthy, tasty and good for your cholesterol and weight management ideas, oats are what you ought to have at least once a week, says Gayathri Das



Oats are rich in fibre and perfect for healthy weight management. Starting your day with oatmeal can help maintain healthy weight. It gives you a feeling of fullness. The beta glucan in oats reduces LDL cholesterol in those with high cholesterol levels. Adding oats to your daily diet helps reduce high blood pressure. Oats contain a wide array of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and iron.

Oats laddu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 pieces of dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup jaggery
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Method
Roast the dry fruits over a low flame and keep aside. Roast oats in ghee till light brown and keep it aside. Add cinnamon, coconut, dates, jiggery and salt to the oats and blend all these coarsely. Add the chia seeds to this and mix well. Grease your palm with a little ghee and make the mixture into balls.

Oats dosa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup semolina
  • 1 cup curd
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Oil, as required

Method
Grind the oats into fine flour. Mix the flour, semolina, beaten curd, salt, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and water and make it into a smooth consistency without any lumps. Keep it aside for 10 minutes and the dosa batter is ready. Serve it with peanut chutney.

 

Peanut chutney

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup roast peanuts
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp roast cumin seeds
  • 1/3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • A pinch of mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee

Method

Grind the peanuts, green chilli, salt, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and coriander powder with the water and make it into a chutney consistency. Heat the ghee and splutter the mustard seeds and add them to the chutney and enjoy it with hot dosas.


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