Health Recipe of the Day: Oats, Mixed Veggies and Moong Dal Khichidi
Here is a delicious and healthy version of the much loved khichidi which has the goodness of oats, vegetables and moong dal. Your daily dose of nutrients in a one pot dish!
Health Benefits of Oats
Oats have been around for centuries & a bowl of porridge has always been considered a satisfying breakfast because of the best source of soluble fiber which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called “Bad” cholesterol. Oats absorb the extra fat & flush it out of the system and cure constipation because of the high soluble fiber & assist in regulating gastro-intestinal functions. It may also help stabilize blood glucose levels, which could help people with non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Oat meal rejuvenates the endocrine systems & enriches sexual pleasure because it matures the nerves. Oats have some unique fatty acids & antioxidants which together with vitamin E slow cell damage & have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. Oats are low in fat & salt; they are a good source of natural iron. Being a good source of calcium, they are ideal for heart, bones & nails.
1 cup – rolled oats
1/2 cup – Cooked yellow moong dal
1 cup – Mixed veggies
1 – Onion (chopped)
1 tsp – Ginger (grated)
1 tsp – Garlic (chopped)
1 tsp – Mustard Seeds + Cumin seeds
1- Green chillies (slit opened)
10 – Whole black peppers
A few Curry leaves
1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
1 – Bay Leaves Salt Oil
- Heat oil.
- Fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and bay leaves.
- Add the chopped onions, slit opened green chillies, grated ginger, curry leaves and chopped garlic.
- Cook until the onions turns translucent.
- Now add the mixed vegetables, whole black peppers, turmeric powder and salt.
- Cook for a few seconds, add two cups of water, cooked moong dal and bring to boil.
- Meanwhile dry roast the rolled oats and keep aside.
- Add the roasted oats to the boiling water, stir well and cook for few minutes.
- Put off the stove and don’t disturb for a few seconds.
- Serve hot with pickles or papads.
Recipe and Image Source: bawarchi.com