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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spicy Mango Oatmeal


Being a south Indian, I am used to spicy breakfast items. At most, I can go with a nutella sandwich or a cup of oat flakes cereal only to pop something spicy to clean up my palate later to remove the sweetness. However when I saw this mango oatmeal at Mireille's place last night, I postponed cooking the other bookmarked recipes from her space to try the oatmeal today.
If you are not familiar with her blog, just hop onto her space to see how enthusiastic she is about exploring the world cuisine. She has become one among the close knit group of this blogging marathon and I really appreciate her interest and zeal in Indian cooking. She really puts a lot of efforts to come up with interesting recipes, some unknown to even our Indian group. :) 

Ingredients: (1 serving)
1/4 cup oats (I added old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup milk
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1 star anise
1/4 - 1/2 cup sweetened mango pulp
Sugar to taste

Method:
* Bring 1/2 cup of milk to boil and add the spices.
* Add the oatmeal and cook for five minutes or until done.
* Stir in the mango puree. Taste it and add sugar only if needed.
* Remove the cinnamon and star anise and serve garnishing with nutmeg powder if preferred.

Note:
* The 1/2 cup milk gave the exact consistency (like halwa) as Mireille's but I later added 1/4 cup more. 
* Cardamom powder can be a nice substitution for the spices in the recipe.
* The original recipe uses oat milk but I used the regular milk. Almond or soy milk may be substituted.
* If using mango fruit, puree it using milk if needed. I added puree since I had to finish some leftover puree.
* I planned it more as a dessert than the breakfast and so ate the yummy stuff chilled.

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Comments 

12 comments:

Gayathri Ramanan said...

interesting dish..looks healthy and yummy

Chef Mireille said...

so glad you liked it. It is interesting how culture determines our palate. you think sweet is funny of breakfast and I think savory oats is a funny thing!

Rafeeda AR said...

love the addition of mango to oats... must try...

Priya Suresh said...

I love Mir's space too, this mango oatmeal makes me drool here, wat an incredible way to enjoy both oats and mango na.

Sapana Behl said...

Mango and oatmeal ! Lovely combo!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Oh So Delicious, I m so making this tomorrow!!! :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

agree about Mir's enthu about indian cooking...this is a lovely porridge, i also prefer spicy breakfast

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I love oatmeal for breakfast and love the additional kick of star anise!!

Srivalli said...

Such simple picture yet you manage to make them look so pretty Suma..love Mir's space and her zeal to cook up so many things...

Pavani N said...

This is such a yummy dish. So tempting.. will have to give it a try (when the husband is travelling--of course)

Manju said...

You are so true most of the South Indians feel like you. This oats and mango such a nice combo will try some time.

Gexton said...

Thumbs up guys you are really carrying out a great job.
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