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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VEGGIE OATS SOUP




Oats are considered as a significant source of dietary fibre. It helps in maintaining blood sugar levels , it is anti-cancerous, good for bowel function, lowers the risk of obesity. Overall this cereal grain is valued for general health and longevity.

Being an Indian I always crave for spicy(chatakedar) food. But at the same time, I am health conscious and want to manage my weight. Adding healthy stuff in our day to day recipes is a great way without compromising on taste. A win-win because of that way neither we loose the taste nor the health.

Today's recipe is loaded with veggies, aromatic spices, and the energy booster oats. As usual, it is very simple and convenient to make at any time of the day. A one pot meal will be ready in no time. It is spicy, tangy and of course healthy.

Let's get started:


INGREDIENTS:

Servs: 2
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes 
  • 1/2 cup chopped green capsicum
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 5-7 curry leaves (meetha neem) 
  • 1 tsp grated ginger 
  • 1 tsp cumin(jeera)
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • pinch of asafoetida(hing)
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (optional)
  • fresh coriander for garnishing
  • salt as per taste 
  • oil as per requirement
  • Water as per the consistency you want (Add at least 3 to 4 cups of water)





HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Dry roast oats on a medium flame for four to five minutes. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pot (kadhai). Once the oil is heated add mustard seed, cumin. Once it sizzles add hing and follow it with urad dal. Once it turns slightly brown add ginger and curry leaves. Saute till it turns aromatic. 
  • Add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and capsicum. 
  • Then add all the dry spices.
  • Add tomato ketchup for added flavor
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Now add oats and water.
  • Let it cook.
  • Add more water if you want a thin consistency of soup.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. The soup will start thickening.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander (dhania).

Serve hot and enjoy!



A recipe has no SOUL, you as the COOK must bring soul to the RECIPE...


- Thomas Keller 











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