Millets have strong presence in India because of its greater health and diet benefits. Similar kind of cereal that finds extensive use in the western countries is Oats. Many Interesting recipes can be prepared with this quick oats. Upma is one of the breakfast delicacies in South India. Let us explore the uniqueness of this Upma cooking style and taste using Oats. This Upma is really good and tasty. We know Millets also have the same taste and health benefits to match with Oats ,Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavour, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. Even though,nowadays we have the fashion of eating Oats,based on it health benefits and easy to prepare.
Whole Grain Oats:
Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease. The food label on your package of oats should list one ingredient: whole grain oats. Avoid prepackaged oatmeal that may be high in both sodium and sugar and lower in beneficial fiber. The Dietary Guidelines for eating whole grains to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol, especially your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, consider adding oatmeal to your daily menu.Oatmeal is one of the top five foods to eat to improve your cholesterol numbers.
Oats-1 cup, serves 1 person
Carrot,Green peas,Beans and corn kernels-each 1tsp or 1/2 cup altogether(chopped)
Ghee or oil to fry oats-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 twig
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Urad dal-1/4 tsp
Method to Prepare Oats Upma:
Heat pan with ghee fry oats to golden brown keep it ready.
Heat same pan with one tbsp of oil, season with To temper Ingredients.
Add chopped onion fry until golden yellow,add cut vegetables and curry leaves fry till it gets half cooked.
Add 3/4 cup of water allow it to boil,add salt now.
Add fried oats and stir for 3 to 5 minutes in low flame,gradually it gets cooked soft.
Transfer to a bowl and enjoy your breakfast,no need of any side dish.