Masala Oats Paratha

                                              Is there ever an end for recipe findings with oats? But what if you find the perfect recipe which is super delicious and contributes to your quick meal options. Yes, this is one such amazing gem of a paratha found by my best buddy Renuka. She is hubby’s colleague’s wife and lives close by. We meet often when the husbands are busy working and all we do is cook (and of course eat!). The main topic of our conversations also revolve around (you guessed it right!) FOOD. I am really lucky to have such a foodie of a friend in my life. 

                                             So the day she made these parathas, she was sweet enough to keep some for me. I never had heard of parathas with oats. So this was really a unique concept and was excited to taste them. As I took the first bite, the flavors in it just blew me away. What a tasty paratha and you could never guess they are made from oats. No nuttiness at all.
My next blog post was decided then and there. 
                                                  So I quickly jotted down the recipe and was surprised at how easy it was. Made it for hubby’s weekly off day lunch and he too loved it. 
                                             Sharing this recipe for those who are searching ways to add oats in their diet and are bored of the porridge way of eating it. But have you tried the Instant Oats Idli recipe yet? It is our weekly once breakfast and a must try one for sure. So do try these recipes while I hunt for many more with Renuka. Also, a huge thanks to her for this amazing recipe.
Health Benefits of Wheat: Since they are low in fat and high on fiber, they have been linked to reduce weight, the risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems.. Substitute refined flour with whole wheat in your diet and see the positive health changes you will undergo…

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..
Ingredients: {Makes 6 parathas}
For the outer dough:
2 Cups Whole wheat flour/ Atta
Salt to taste
Approx 1 Cup Water
For the stuffing:
1 1/2 Cups Instant Oats (I use Quaker brand)
1 Cup thick Curd/ Yogurt
A sprig of curry leaves, roughly chopped
1 inch Ginger piece
4 cloves of Garlic
4 Green chillies or to taste
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
A pinch of Hing/ Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Ghee or Oil to fry the parathas
1. Take the wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt and mix well. Keep adding water little by little and form a smooth dough. Keep aside for atleast 30 minutes.                                                                                                                   
2. Take oats in a bowl and add yogurt, one spoon at a time. Mix well. The consistency of the stuffing should be thick as shown. 
3. Now add chopped curry leaves, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, hing, salt and grated ginger, garlic and chopped green chillies. Mix well. Keep aside.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
4.  Take the wheat dough and make small balls out of it. Meanwhile keep the frying pan on high flame.  Divide the stuffing into 6 balls too.
5. Roll out one of the dough balls using dry flour into a thick roti.                                                                                                      
6. Add the oats filling as shown. 
7. Close the edges and seal as shown. 
8. Now roll again as thin as possible using dry flour.                                                                                                                            
9. Place the paratha over the hot pan. 
10. Let it cook one side and wait till bubbles appear on the surface.
11. Now flip and cook for a minute. Apply ghee on both surfaces.
12. Remove and repeat the same with the rest of the dough balls.
Enjoy Spicy Oats Paratha with chilled yogurt and pickle!  
Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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