Saturday, 11 November 2017

Healhy Oats Idli- To Deal With "Those" 7 Days

Isn’t it an irony that even after so many iron rich sources, iron deficiency is so common among people especially women who in fact require it more than men to handle all the stress and pressure involved in their hard living. Iron deficiency further tends to cause many health related problems such as anaemia, headaches, dizziness, restlessness and hair loss to name a few.

It takes a lot to be a woman as it involves going through mental and physical pain every month during the menstruation cycle and to cope up with those days, one must be fully prepared by involving iron rich foods in their daily diet.

Usually, healthy and tasty rarely cross each other’s paths. What’s healthy isn’t really tasty and the other way round is true as well. Luckily, my mother cooks this very delicious recipe of hers which is also very healthy for it has iron and protein richness which always helps me to deal with “those” seven days.

This reminds me that Livogen (The number 1 Iron Supplement) is running an iron rich recipe making contest for all of you. So if you have a unique and interesting Iron rich recipe, do participate in the Iron Chef contest and you will stand a chance to get featured in Femina, the leading women’s magazine, as a Celeb Chef. 
And the best part is, Top 3 will also win vouchers worth Rs. 20,000 and the next 7 will win vouchers worth Rs. 5,000. So roll up your sleeves and submit amazing recipes.
For more information check out http://www.livogen.in/iron-chef.

Here’s the recipe of healthy Oats Idli, and why is it healthy?
It’s because the hero of this recipe is as the name suggests, Oats. Oats are incredibly nutritious and iron rich too. A cup of oats contains 20% of daily recommended dietary allowance for Iron. Can you believe it?
This recipe also involves the benefits of peas and French beans which are also rich in minerals such as zinc, protein, magnesium and iron. Again an iron booster goodness.

A blend of taste and health
Enjoy this great recipe with goodness of iron enriched into it.

Main Ingredients:
  • 1 Large bowl of Oats
  • 1 Small bowl of Rawa/Suji ( Half times oats)
  • 1 Small bowl of curd
  • 1 Small bowl of chopped French beans
  • 1 Small bowl of peas

Basic Ingredients:
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp of any vegetable oil
  • A glass of water

Magic Ingredients:
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Eno1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • Few grated ginger

Method:

1. Batter:
  • Grind the bowl of oats to make it in powdered form.
  • Take an empty bowl and put ground oats, curd and rawa into it.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper into it.
  • Mix everything well while gradually adding small quantities of water into it until the consistency of batter becomes smooth but sufficiently thick.
  • Cover the batter and set it to settle for 10-15 minutes.

2. Veggies:
  • Put a tsp of olive oil into a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, grated ginger, curry leaves and cinnamon into the pan and sauté it for 2-3 minutes
  • Now, add peas and French beans and roast them for 5-10 minutes after adding remaining salt and spices.

3. Idli Preparation:
  • Add the veggies into the batter and mix them well.
  • Add a tsp of baking powder and a pinch of Eno into the batter.
  • Take the Idli stand and grease the base of Idli plates with oil.
  • Pour the batter into the Idli plates.
  • Add a cup of water into the steamer such that water should not touch the base of Idli stand.
  • Put the I dli stand into the steamer and cover the steamer with lid.
  • Keep the flame of stove to low level and let it cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve it hot with tomato ketchup or mint sauce.

Serve with your favorite chutnery!

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