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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Oats Khichdi

Here is a healthy, tasty and quick version of khichdi using oats and masoor dal. I opted for masoor dal here since it is one of those lentils that cook faster even without a pressure cooker but moong dal or toor dal can also be substituted here. This is a great recipe to try if looking for ways to incorporate oats in spicy dishes.

Ingredients: (Yield 2 - 3 servings)
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup to 1 cup masoor dal / red lentils
1 to 1.5 cups chopped mixed vegetables (I used beans, carrots and peas.)
1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tbsp. ghee
1 tbsp. cashews
1/2 tsp. grated ginger
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
2 to 3 red chillies, broken into bits
A pinch of asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp. ground pepper (optional)
Salt to taste
* Wash masoor dal / lentils in two exchanges of water and drain. Add masoor dal, chopped vegetables, about 2 cups of water and turmeric to a sauce pan. Cook on medium flame, stirring intermittently and add water if needed. 
* Add oats and salt when the dal is cooked and continue cooking for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the oats soften.
* Heat ghee in a small pan and toast cashews until they turn golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon. Next add ginger to the same ghee and saute until it starts to turn golden. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, turn off the stove and add it to the cooked oat - dal mixture.
* Add the toasted cashews and ground pepper to the oats and mix well.
* Serve warm with pickle and papad.
This post goes to Blogging marathon #77 under the theme "Healthy Lunches". Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



Srivalli said...

That's a great option for a wonderful meal..looks too good Suma..

Kalyani said...

thats a wholesome meal, Suma :-) loved the last pic, with the curd rice and the papad too :P ((so much for my weight watching ! Lol !!)

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Perfect for weight watchers. Will definitely try this one. Awesome.

Harini R said...

Using masoor dal makes this khichdi a quick one to prepare for sure.

Pavani N said...

Oats khichdi is one dish that even my kids like. It is quick and easy to make and very hearty.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

Delicious kichadi.. Works well for a crazy morning!! Lovely share..

Mayuri Patel said...

I've always been a bit hesitant to use oats to make chichi thinking it will turn out too gooey but love the way your preparation looks.

Priya Suresh said...

Just love this kind of easy breezy khichdis, packed with fibre, excellent dish.

Archana Potdar said...

Wow that is a wonderful meal. Love it.