Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spicy Indian Recipes With Oats for Weight Loss

All around the world, Oats are overlooked as the breakfast food but there are plenty of ways to include this yummy grain throughout the day. Dishes prepared with oats are not only delicious but also helps to reduce your hunger and thereby helps in the weight loss by sticking to your diet plan. This takes place because oats are good source of fiber and form gels to fill you up. The emptying of stomach is delayed by these gels so you don’t feel starving hastily. As well, oats help to reduce bloating and cholesterol at some extent. They are also rich in thiamine and iron. Like other grains, oats contain a large quantity of phytochemicals and a balance of essential fatty acids which promote overall good health. These spicy and healthier Indian oats recipes will help you to start on the way to lose weight.

Spicy Indian Recipes With Oats for Weight Loss

1) Spicy Oats

  • 50 gram raw oats
  • 1 onion (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (Finely chopped)
  • 50 gram green peas
  • 1 small carrot (chopped)
  • 1 lemon
  • 50 gram cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Two to three cup water
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
Preparation: Take a deep frying pan, put little oil and fry finely chopped onion and tomato. Now add green peas, cauliflower and chopped carrot and sauté them for about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, turmeric powder and salt as required. Fill the pan with needed water, add raw oats and cook them just like rice. Once it has been cooked, add few drops of lemon juice and serve hot.

2) The Super Duper Tomato Oats Soup

  • 3 big tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 4-5 piece garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Oats
  • 1/2 green chili (optional)
  • Salt to taste
Preparation: First of all, cook carrots, tomatoes, garlic and chili in a pressure cooker by adding sufficient water and salt. Blend the boiled veggies in a blender to make smooth puree. Put the mixture on stove and wait till it starts to boil. Add oats when the soup starts boiling and allow the soup to be thickened. Adjust the salt and serve hot.

3) Khasta roti (oats Indian bread)

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal flour
  • 1 tbsp oat bran
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp zero sugar
  • ½ cup skimmed milk
  • ¼ tsp ajwain (seeds of bishop’s weed)
  • Olive oil for grilling
  • 1 tbsp low fat butter (optional)
  • Salt to taste
Preparation: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the flours together. Dissolve sugar and salt in ½ cup skimmed milk. Now, add butter to the flour and combine well; you can omit this step if you want. Mix well the flour by adding ajwain & milk. Make smooth dough. By the use of dough, prepare roties and bake on a non-stick tawa until it becomes golden brown on both sides. Serve these roties hot with phudina/tomato chutneys.

4) Yummy Oats Dosa

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup Bombay Rava/Upma Rava
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 1 Teaspoon of Red chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Jeera powder
  • 1 grated carrot
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (use Olive oil or any refined oil if you are health conscious)
Preparation: Grind a cup of quarker oats into fine powder. Take it into a bowl, add all the above ingredients and prepare a batter by adding water. Keep the consistency of the batter medium. Heat the nonstick pan, put little oil and pour in dosas. Once dosa is prepared, sprinkle grated carrot over it. Do the same procedure with remaining batter. Take the dosas into a serving plate and serve hot with coconut chutney/tomato chutney.

5) Oatmeal Porridge

  • 3/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1 cup of Quaker Oats
  • Dash of Cinnamon/cardamom/nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp honey or jaggery
Preparation: In a pot, take skim milk and oats. Now, add dash of the condiments either cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg. Add honey or jiggery. Allow it to simmer till oats are done. Garnish the dish with chopped nuts and fruits. Enjoy hot and healthy breakfast!


you have reinvented my conception of food!

haaa finally got to see a page where oats are cooked wid sum indian touch..thanku...gonna try spicy oats:)

Try oats instead of rice in lemon rice recipe

I also need healthy diet which is also helpful for lose weight.Now a days I am losing my weight.I will try to make at my kitchen.

Hi :)
I am hungry and want to cook a spicy breakfast.
Oats, vegetables and lemon combination is quite interesting.
Will try it right now :)
Thank you :)

Its really a very gud change in usually boring oatmill... Thanx...

Very interesting recipies, after boiling 1cup of oats in 2 cup of water U can also try to add 30 g one scoop of protein powder & 1/2 of skimmed milk. Good for breakfast after workout.

will oats really reduce weight? I am taking oats for breakfast but no change in my weight ...do suggest me your experience

Lovely recipes thanks to share

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