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3 Healthy yet Spicy Ways to Eat Oats

Make your morning good with Oats.

Oats are great as a healthy breakfast. It has a good level of carbohydrates, proteins, and fibres that gives a proper diet in the morning. Oats help in weight loss, balancing sugar levels and cholesterol, getting healthy skin, and a fit body. Easily digestible oats can be eaten with so many things. Here 3 healthy ways to have oats are going to be discussed.

In the very beginning, it must be mentioned that you should use sea salt and honey in the oats, not sugar or plain salt that harms your health.

Oats Khichdi:

One of the healthiest and cheapest ways to have spicy and healthy oats is Oats Khichdi. It is as simple as preparing normal khichdi. To make it healthier, you can add some vegetables like carrot, beans, peas, and others to it as well. Make sure that the preparation will be done using a minimum amount of oil. For that, you need to cook it in a non-stick cooker. Add a little bit of Ghee or Butter to enrich the flavour. It tastes great with mango pickle.

Oats Uttapam:

It’s a little time taking but a very tasty preparation of oats. You need to grind the oats first. Then in 1 cup ground oats, add ¼ cup suji, ¼ cup besan, sea salt as per your taste, 2/3 cup water and mix it very well and keep for some time. Meanwhile, chop some onions, chillies, bell pepper, tomato, and coriander leaves. After almost 15 minutes, heat a pan, lower the flame, but little amount of oil, and put the batter on the pan, and give it a circular shape like Roti. Spread the chopped vegetables on it and fix those in the batter. Cook till the base gets prepared. Then flip and keep it for some time and you uttapam is ready.

Oats Upma:

It is easy to make and easy to digest as well. Take a frying pan, put ½ teaspoon of oil and start heating. Then, put 100 gms of quick-cooking oats and fry it till it gets crispy. Make sure it does not get browned. Put it down and put 2 teaspoons of oil in the pan, on medium flame. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard seed, cumin seed, chana dal, and 10-12 cashews, mix it well and wait for the dals to get browned. Then add 1⁄4 cup of onion slices, 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic, some chilies; cook till it gets browned. Then add carrot, peas, salt, and 1⁄2 cup water. After it is boiled well, add the oats, mix it well, cover it and keep for 3-5 minutes. Then decorate it with coriander leaves and serve your Upma as a healthy and tasty breakfast.

Debapriya Chakraborty

Author is an aspiring creative writer, food-buff and bookworm. Loves to travel, bunks in lesser known bnbs and loves her chai more than anything else. She adds her two cents to every idea and has been a scriber for more than a decade now!
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