Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Green Gram and Oats Dosa

Here are some of the health benefits of oats that I've tried to paste from wikipedia.


* Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat. Its consumption is believed to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and possibly to reduce the risk of heart disease.
* Dietary oats can help lower cholesterol
* Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness.
* Oat is the only cereal containing a globulin or legume-like protein, avenalin, as the major (80%) storage protein.


I have just picked some from the site. Having realized the health benefit of oats, we at home started to have oats as the morning breakfast. The other reason was it was also so easy to make. We tried various flavors of oats and at one point I decided to switch to the plain Quaker oats. I cooked oats on stove top and we started to have this in porridge consistency. Like anyone else my husband always needed some change in the menu and he resisted to have oats everyday. So I switched to a flavored cereal. The poor oats bag lay untouched for months together. I never bothered to make this again.


Last Friday, I decided to make pesarattu and soaked green gram. Suddenly a thought clicked me "why not add oats to this batter". That's how "Green Gram and Oats Dosa" was born. 


Ingredients: 


Whole green gram with skin - 1 cup
onion - 2 medium size
ginger - 1 inch
green chillies - 5
salt - as required
raw rice - 4 tbsp
oats - 4 tbsp


For topping: 


cut onions - 1/2 cup
finely cut green chillies - 1 tbsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
oin - 1 tbsp 


Method: 


1. Soak green gram and rice together in water for at least 10 hrs.
2.Grind with onion, ginger, green chillies and oats to a smooth paste. Add salt at the end of grinding.
3. Heat oil and cumin seeds. Then add onion and green chillies.
4.Heat a heavy dosa pan.
5.Pour batter in the center and spread them to sides in circular motion.
6.Add oil around the dosa.
7. Sprinkle the onion mixture on the top and press it with laddle.
8.Fry it in medium flame till dosa becomes crisp.
9.Fold and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.









I'm sending this to 
My legume love affair-15,this edition hosted by Sia of Monsoon spice,an event started by Susan.

1 Comment:

  1. Nithya said...
    Wow this is something healthy. :) great going. And the garnish looks nice too. :) expecting an entry for my event from you :)

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