When i started “foods for weight loss” searching, i did not know that dieting was beyond looking for foods which are low on calories.. It was all about eating wholesome foods and avoiding foods which have been processed so much that their nutritional value has been reduced considerably.. The good foods maybe a little higher on the calories part but the nutrition will be way better than the processed ones… For example, calories in a bag of the all time favorite potato chips is around 274 calories with little or no nutrition…whereas with the same calories, you can have a banana and some walnuts for around the same calories but very high on the nutrition part… and mind you, it will keep you away from hunger pangs for a very long time(my own little experience)…
Now coming to the super food oats.. when i was introduced to it, the only recipes i saw everywhere was a porridge with it adding fruits to it to make it a whole some meal… even though it was a healthy option, it did not quite suit my taste buds.. Thus, the search started for recipes with oats and i was amazed to find a collection of yummy recipes with oats in different sites…
One of them is this oats rava dosa…It is made in the same way as rava dosa but adding oats to it gives a nice flavor while adding a healthy factor to the dosa… Even though it can be made in different ways, this is my easy version of the dosa…
Health Benefits of Oats– Increases appetite control hormones, reduces asthma risk in children, improves immune system defenses, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes,lowers bad cholesterol,controls blood pressure and lowers the risk of obesity..
1 Cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
3/4 Cup Instant Oats (I use Quaker)
1/2 Cup Rice powder
1/4 Cup Whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp Pepper powder/ to taste (Can substitute with 3 green chillies)
1 Tbsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing the pan
1.Measure all the flours and add in a bowl..
2.Add water to it and make a batter of very thin (buttermilk like) consistency..The batter should be free flowing from the ladle…
3. Add pepper powder, cumin seeds and salt..Mix well..Cover and keep the batter to rest for 30 mins..
Note: If you are in a hurry,you can skip the batter resting part..
4.Heat a pan and add few drops of oil to it…Pour the dosa batter on to it giving it no particular shape..You cannot spread it like a normal dosa..Lot of holes are formed on the dosa which is required for it to cook..
5.Let it cook uncovered on high flame…
Note: 1.Every time you pour a dosa on to the pan,make sure you mix the batter well as the rava can settle at the bottom..
2.You can keep the leftover batter in the fridge to enjoy your dosas at any time..