So I have been looking for low carb recipes or rather food that releases energy slowly and keeps away hunger, and recently found out that rolled oats is healthy and guess what, googling shows that it is a great way to keep your blood sugar under control if you are diabetic. I tried having oats porridge with salt and pepper on one day but did not find it appetizing. So last evening I decided to make sambar sadam with oats. Here is what did
1. Cut vegetables as per availability. I used carrot, peas,capsicum and beans.
2. Pressure cook 1/2 cup thuar dal with the cut vegetables until they are nicely mashed.
3. Fry 1 cut onion and tomato in a little oil with jera, mustard seeds, curry leaves and 2-3 dried red chillis.
4. Add tamarind paste to the fried onion and tomato, as per taste and cook on low flame with water.
5. Add the cooked vegetables and dal to the above mixture.
6. Add samabr powder, hing, salt as per taste and cook on low flame for 10 min.
7.Add 3/4 cup of rolled oats( I used Quaker's rolled oats) to the above along with 1 cup water and stir continuously for 5-10 min. Add more water as and when required to maintain the smooth consistency.
Serve with microwaved papad and curd for a healthy meal.
We had it exactly like this and P who is usually very finicky about new things, for once really liked it. The taste is not very different from usual rice recipe and hence this oats substitute makes for a healthy change.
I don't have a picture of this, as we were too hungry to click snaps yesterday. We cleaned of the dish watching angur for the zillionth time. :) This movie makes us roll with laughter every time. Anyway, I will try to take a picture next time and add it here.