July 6, 2007

OATMEAL PARATHAS WITH AMBA HALDI PICKLE!



Oatmeal Parathas
are my contribution to Saffron Trail blog's Nandita for her "Weekend Breakfast blogging" event. This month's host WBB #13 is Madhuli from "My foodcourt" blog with a breakfast theme of Oats! Thank you for choosing a wonderful Oats for this event Madhuli!:))



Oats!! Oats!! and More Oats:)




Oats are not only tastes delicious, it's good for your heart. Research conducted over the past 40 years shows that eating 3g of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal can help lower your total cholesterol, and LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and that can help keep your arteries clean and healthy.More info here.




Oatmeal-Veggie Parathas:
Here are wonderful tasting nutritious Parathas for breakfast or for anytime you will love .With Pickle or Yogurt,they are absolutely delicious.You can make them day before and heat in the morning and they freeze well too.



How to make them:Makes 8 Parathas.
Measure 1 cup of Quaker old fashioned Oats and grind them in a blender to get a smooth powder.


Add this Oatmeal powder to 2 cups of wheat flour/Atta along with 1 large finely minced onions,2 tsp ginger grated,1/2 cup grated Carrots,1/4 cup Methi leaves or 2 tbsp Kasuri Methi,salt, 1/2 tsp chill flakes or powder or minced green chillies,1/4 tsp Turmeric, 1 tsp Coriander seeds powder,1 tsp cumin seeds powder,1 tsp Mango powder,2 tbsp Cilantro,1 tbsp minced Mint leaves,1/2 tsp Garam Masala.


Mix all these well to a stiff dough without water at first.Onions tend to leave water when mixed with salt,so water should be added only if necessary.Divide the dough into 8 pieces,roll out to about 6" circles.Cook on the griddle until golden specks appear both sides with little Canola oil bushed on them.Serve with any pickle you have or with little yogurt for a great breakfast.




Tasty Amba Haldi pickle:





When I was in Nashville on vacation,I found this Fresh Turmeric pickle jar in a Indian grocery store.I have never eaten fresh Turmeric,so I bought just one jar to try. I loved it so much that I went back again just to buy 2 more jars of the same.It tastes fabulous!:))









Nutritious Paratha with Pickle:



Enjoy the healthy breakfast!:))

55 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Really, that's what in these? It sounds like I would go wild loving this!
Excellent.

bee said...

i have a big box of oats, and am definitely making this. i do add oat flour to breads, and love it.

Saju said...

The parathas look delicious! They sell fresh tumeric at my local store, I may try to pickle them next time I see them!

Tee said...

What a great idea! Who would guess that this delicious paratha is made from oats!! will definitely give this a try...
fresh turmeric pickle tastes awesome! my MIL makes it every year and sends us big bottles of it.

Suganya said...

Such an innovative idea, Asha. I was waiting to see what you wud come up with..

Foodie said...

Wow, What a beauty? Can I have some please?
Ashaji, your blogs is always fun to read and full of good dishes.
Thanks for sharing the recipe
Pintoo

Jyothsna said...

Nice trick to make people have oats!!! I'll try it on hubby, shhh! don't tell him!!:))

Srivalli said...

Asha...you simply rock...this is my first time to your aroma...and I am impressed...I fail to understand the difference btw your two blogs...why?...

Oat parathas are excellent...nice entry...

srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

A Little Light said...

Wow!Watermelon looks fabulous too!

Asha said...

Yup! I bet you go wild!:))
Thanks,hope you try.Oatmeal itself doesn't have much gluten,got to mix it with whole wheat or plain flour.Enjoy.

Bee,Oats are excellent for breads.Parathas get crisp like Thalipeeth because of Oat flour ,really great.Try it:)

Asha said...

Saju,how lucky! I have never seen fresh turmeric here or in India.I love this pickle,they do have a mild turmeric aroma.YUM!:)

Tee,you lucky devil!:D You get MIL's homemade authentic one from India? I bet that tastes lot better than this bottled one.Enjoy with Oat rotis,healthy as well.

Asha said...

Thanks Suganya.I wanted to make something unusual with Oatmeal,these came out really well.Hope you try!:)

Hi Pintoo,thanks girl.I sometimes have one of those packaged Oatmeals,but it does have lot of sugar which I don't like.This is a great substitute!

Asha said...

J! That's right!! My kids don't eat Oatmeal with milk,so this is a great way.What they can't see,don't hurt them!;D

Sri,Aroma is just for entering events.Since I post just once on every Wednesday at Foodie's Hope,I can't enter into lot of our friends event,so I thought of this just for event.Short and sweet recipes unlike FH,creativity flows here!:D
Visit my FH too,that's my main blog,more fun and more recipes than this!:)

Asha said...

Hi dr,Watermelon rocks in the weather.You get young seedless varieties these days that are so sweet!Enjoy:))
Oats are healthy,try these too.Have a great weekend.

Coffee said...

OH!!!! This is surely a must try Asha!! You and your clever mind!! ;)

Prema Sundar said...

Thats a good one Asha. Everybody makes parathas atleast 4 days a week and this would be a great idea to include oats in our menu.
Have never heard of turmeric pickle and I will check if I can get it here in my place. thanks.

sra said...

Just one onion for that much flour? Does it disgorge that much water?

trupti said...

what a totally awesome idea! That pickle is indeed tasty isn't it? It is great with such breads......

read your comment, will include the other recipe in the roundup by the end of the weekend...I was busy with some guests......and still am...but sneaking away some "me" time before I go nuts.

:) hugs, trupti

Chickoo said...

Ashakka, Awesome recipe! Nanu oatmeal nalli uppittu madtheeni based on indira from Mahanandi's recipe, eega nimdu try madtheeni.

Deepa

Arts said...

Now this is a real nutritious breakfast.. Love parathas in any form n will love to try this nutritious one :)
Will be on a vacation starting next weekend.. dunno if i'll be able to coem up with something for WBB till then :(

Asha said...

HeHe!! Thank you Madam Coffee!Enjoy!:))

Prema,Oats are healthy,why not add in Parathas,right?:))
Fresh Turmeric pickle is so wonderful,hope you can in your area.

sra,yes.The minute salt hits the onion,it starts to leave lot of water.You have to finely mince the onion too to avoid holes in the parathas too.Try adding more onion if you like,there is hard a d fast rules!:)

Asha said...

T,glad I found that pickle because I have seen fresh turmeric here at all!
Oh, do add Idli-Saagu when you can,no problem.I was just taking time to check the round up recipes yesterday and couldn't find it,that's all,thought I would let you know.Have a relaxed weekend!Hugs:))

Deepa,Uppittu madabahuda,nanage gottiralilla,sound interesting!:))
Parathas become crisp like Thalipittu,try it!:)
Did you check the FH this week,Woodland's Masale dose?!!:D

Aarti,have a wonderful time girl,don't worry about the blog.You can always come back and check us out!:))
Next week is special for me at FH,make sure you do check any time you like! Hugs.Have fun.

TheCooker said...

What a great idea!
Trust you to come up with something like this :)

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

hmmm...oatmeask parathas...sounds healthy....nice try...

madhuli said...

Hi Asha-that's a very easy and healthy recipe for parathas.And the photos are very tempting. I loved the Aachar :)
Thank you for such a wonderful entry.

Asha said...

Thank you TC.It is healthy.You can make them in advance for yummy breakfast!:))

Thanks Usha.Give it try.They are little crispy than than the usual Parathas,yumy:))

Good to see you Madhuli.I made a mistake with your G mail address the first time,it didn't go thru'!:D
Second time it did.I was wondering whether you got it or not.Now I know.Thanks for choosing Oats,great job.Looking forward to round up!:))

Linda said...

Leave it to you to make me consider cooking with oats. In their natural state, it's the one food I would rather starve than eat! Ground up though, in the yummy parathas... that looks delicous! Turmeric pickle looks v. interesting too :)

Suma Gandlur said...

What a novel idea.
I must show this pickle jar to my husband. :)

Asha said...

Linda,my kids eat Oatmeal only if mixed with cinnamon,brown sugar!:)
It is bland,feels like eating grass unless spice it up like this.Try it.You can eat like them like crackers if you bake it until crisp!:D

Hi Suma,thanks girl.Try and look for that pickle.It's really great and healthy too,it does have the taste and smell of turmeric pd but way better tasting!:))

Roopa said...

Asha parota navu madu talipeth tara ide. i will add for talipeth next time. nice version, i was thinking of adding to chapatis but this would be great! the pickle is mouth watering.

madhuli said...

I haven't received your mail Asha. I just checked out Aroma since you had mentioned it in the comments. try sending it to m.foodcourt@gmail.com
Anyways I have added this entry..so don't worry too much.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,

Modern idea form brilliant mother, great wife, beautiful woman and sweet girl. What I say to you.....you always give me surprise from your new verity.:)))))

Asha said...

Roopa,almost Thalipitt hagene,ashtondu crisp aagiralla ashte!:)
If you crisp them a little and add more spices,it will make a perfect Thalipit.Try it,Oats are healthy,sneak in some!:D

Madhuli,so sorry.I sent it twice but I think I missed one dot when I was sending it to you!Thank God you got it now yourself!:))
I will save this Gmail,lot easier.Thanks again,hugs:))

Asha said...

Kajal,STOP please! You are making me blush!!:D
So nice of you to say all that although I am not perfect at all.I appreciate it you saying that though.You are always so sweet.Hugs and kisses to you!It's early morning and it felt so good to read that!:))

Richa said...

oats paratha, now that's a first for me :) so creative, sounds yum, does the paratha turn out a bit dry due to oats? would like to try it sometime :)i used my garden eggplants this weekend, was so tasty :)but my zuchini flowers are dropping, any idea why that is so?

Sia said...

i have seen fresh turmeric roots in indian grocery some months back. looking @that big bottle of turmeric pickle i wish i had got some. may be i will check again and post it for coffee's MBP:)
now coming to parathas, never ever in my wildest dream i would have used oats to make paratas:) and u did say its easy to freeze as wll. i dont like oats that much and its been ages since we had it. ur paratas are definately luring me to change my mind:)

Asha said...

Finally!!! Have you seen fresh turmeric? Lucky,get it next time,it's really very tasty.Oats are bland,hard to eat unless smothered sugar which beats the purpose!!:D
If you make Parathas in weekend,you can freeze and heat it up in the morning.They almost taste like Thalipeeth.
Today is the hottest day here Sups,staying put at home.Yesterday kids went to Transformers movie,we just relaxed in a book store after shopping.
Hope it's cooler there:)

Sharmi said...

hey are you planning to clean up all the oats in your pantry? just kidding. I have to learn this from you. this is a very nice recipe and want to try it out as my oats are sitting in the pantry for long time now. thanks dear.

Asha said...

Hi Sharmi,I want to clean up your pantry of all the Oats you have saved up all these time!:D
Good to see you girl.Toast the Oats if they are little soft and make flour to use it.They grind better if they are crisp.Enjoy the healthy Parathas!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

These look so delish! Love them..... This is a lovely idea..... U R GREAT.....

Sig said...

Hey I was wondering just the other day about who is hosting WBB this month... :) So, thanks for this post... Parathas is a very clever idea with oats... but turmeric pickle? hmmmmmmmm.... can't imagine the taste!

Asha said...

Thanks Sukanya.Oats in Parathas really tastes great and makes then crispy.Hope you try!:)

Hi Sig,good to see you here too.Oats it is for WBB indeed.I have a list of events in my sidebar,usually updated correctly for others to refer.
JFI is Chillies from Nandita!:))
Turmeric pickle is so delicious.It's the first time I tried it too,love it.It has a subtle flavor of Turmeric but really tasty.Try and get it.Thanks for visiting:)

Vcuisine said...

This something so new for me Asha. Lovely parathas and tickling pickle. Viji

Asha said...

Viji,if you get fresh Turmeric there ,do try this pickle.I can only buy these here.Tastes great.

Hima said...

That is a cool idea. Great recipe.

Raaga said...

an akki roti of sorts with oats instead :) will make this weekend.

Asha said...

Hi Hima,thanks girl.Hope you give it a try!:))

Akki rotti with chapati and Oats flour!!:D
Make them and let me know.Thanks Raaga!:))

Tee said...

Hi Asha!
I tried out your Oatmeal parathas for lunch yesterday...I was so impressed! The flavor & aroma was simply amazing...just made a few changes to the recipe. I did not have methi so I used palak instead and skipped the coriander powder, but even then they were really tasty! Thanks for the recipe, it will certainly be a regular at our place now. And I accompanied them with some home made ambe halad pickle...Yum!!! :)

Asha said...

Tee,thanks for the feedback.Glad you liked them.I loved the crispiness most of all.Yummy!
Palak sounds great too.I will try next time!:)
Ambe Haldi pickle was a great find for me!:)

Jayashree said...

Never thought of making oatmeal parathas....must say they look delicious.

Asha said...

They are delicious Jaya.Hope you try if you get Oats there,healthy too.Enjoy!:))

shalaka said...

Really great...
I was searching badly for oatmeal receipe & got this excellent paratha..

Thanks a ton

Asha said...

Thanks Shalaka, do try. It's delicious and nutritious. You can make Dosas and Idlis with Oats too. Enjoy! :)

shalaka said...

Hi Asha,

i tried this parathas..
zakas it was...
my hubby also like it very much..
great oatmeal dosa & idli also..
i am giving little bit trouble to post the receipe for the same...
thank u

Asha said...

Glad you tried and liked them Shalaka, I will try and post oat Idlis too later. Meanwhile, Google for that, many of my fellow bloggers have already posted those too! :))

Here is the oat Dosa link!

http://aromahope.blogspot.com/2009/01/easy-oatmeal-rava-dosa-roasted-coconut.html