Kick-start your day with some Oats Veggie Steamed Balls

The filling goodness of oats and veggies is just what you should be eating for breakfast.

Written by Subhashni Venkatesh | Mumbai | Updated: February 29, 2016 7:34 pm
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The iconic kozhukattai — steamed, sweet/savoury rice balls — is a wonderful thing and loved by South Indians across the country. But, if you don’t want rice, you could substitute it with oats and then add some veggies to it for a nutritious and easy-to-make power-packed breakfast.

Ingredients

200g – Oats
1 tsp each of grated vegetables such as carrot, cabbage and capsicum
1 tsp – Ginger (finely chopped)
1 tsp – Green chillies (finely chopped)
2 tsp – Oil
1/2 tsp – Mustard seeds and urad dal for seasoning
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste

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Method

* Dry roast the oats until they release a pleasant aroma. Grind in a mixer to a fine powder.

* Heat a pan with oil.

* Add the mustard seeds and urad dal.

*Add the curry leaves, chillies and ginger after the mustard seeds splutter.

* Add the grated vegetables and fry on a medium flame for about a minute.

* Add the oats and stir fry well.

* Add salt.

* Pour 2 cups of water and stir. The mixture will thicken within a few seconds.

* Switch off the stove once the mixture thickens and allow the mixture to cool.

* Grease your hand with a little oil and make small balls out of the mixture. Steam them for 15 minutes in a steamer.

* Serve hot with any chutney.

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