Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Savory Oatmeal Pancakes or Oatmeal Dosa

I don't like milk and I don't like oatmeal. So having oatmeal with milk as breakfast in the morning is not an option for me:). I have tried a few different ways to cook oatmeal, one of the better way was making dosa out of it. Trust me it tastes good.

Here are the ingredients for making oatmeal dosa (pudla) or panckake

1 Cup quick cooking rolled oats (not the instant variety you get for breakfast)
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/4 cup Suji (rawa)
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon chili ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon chaat masala or amchur powder (dried mango powder)
1/8th teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup water


Heat a non stick pan. Dry roast the oatmeal on low-medium heat until it looses its white color and starts turning pink/golden brown. Keep stirring while roasting the oatmeal. When you are done roasting, let it cool, then grind to a coarse powder.

Dry roasting the oatmeal will get rid of its sticky texture.

Combine  the oatmeal powder with all the above ingredients to make thick batter(pancake batter consistency). Add more water if needed. Keep aside for atleast an hour before making dosa.
Heat a griddle or a non stick pan. Pour, and spread a ladlefull of batter, and cook until the bottom side is golden brown. Flip over and cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot with catchup or green chutney. Please note that the dosa/pudla made with oatmeal flour will not be as thin and crispy as normal dosas.

Ps: I will upload a picture as soon as I take one:)


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to Everyone

I have been very busy with dance practices for my performance on the 25th of this month. Also, I had organized a fund raising event for (antakshari) for Association for India's Development (AID) so haven't had chance to update this blog at all. I had also been thinking of making rangoli for diwali (as usually do), but didn't find any time for that either:(

Finally, today I found some time, so I did a rangoli in a jiffy. I didn't even have enough colors, but I knew that if I waited for me to go to the store and get the colors some other day, I wouldn't finish my rangoli before diwali, so I just used whatever I had on hands to have a rangoli done one time for the Diwali.

For the chiroti (white color), I have used suji, since I didn't have white color at all.

I see some improvement in my rangoli compared to what I had done last year. Hopefully next year I will see some improvement.

Here is the picture of my this year's Rangoli.

and here it is from last year's.

I have a lot more things to write about such as my plants, some new recipes that I have tried, some diwali sweets etc. I will try to update this blog as soon as I can.

Hope you all have a happy Diwali and a prosperous new year.

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