Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oats Aloo Tikki





Sometimes people closely related to you behave and talk so insensibly without realizing that their insensitive insensible words leave a deep wound in your mind taking a long time to heal, but what's worse when they continue behaving as if nothing has ever happened and no harsh words were ever spoken. Sad that your near and dear ones who claim to have known you from your childhood days behave so strangely at times....it feels keeping expectation of any sort leads only to heart burn. The less expectation you keep from people, the more are chances for your heart to remain unhurt.
Talking about heart, aside from keeping your emotions in check, there are certain other mandatory things to be done for the betterment of your heart, like eating oats daily. Now I am sure like me you too might get bored of eating the same recipe of oats with milk and fruits. So variety should be the key word to keep your relationship with oats going strong.
Those of you who have prepared aloo tiki at home will find oats aloo tikki preparation as easy as pie.

Ingredients:                                          Cooking time: 30 minutes
ü  1 cup Oats
ü  1 medium sized potato (peeled, boiled and mashed)
ü  5-6 green chillies (chopped)
ü  2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
ü  1 onion (chopped)
ü  2 tbs of semolina
ü  1 tbs rice flour (You can use gram flour if rice flour is not available)
ü  1/2 tsp chilli powder
ü  1 tsp black pepper powder
ü  Bread crumb as per need
ü  Salt to taste
ü  White oil for frying
Method:
1) Boil the oats in 2 cup of water for 5 minutes. It will get cooked. Drain and keep aside.
2) Now mix in potato, onion, green chillies, garlic, chilli powder, black pepper powder, semolina, rice flour and oats. Add water only if required. Please note the mixture should be dry enough to make round balls from it.
3) In a plate spread the breadcrumbs. Coat the balls with breadcrumb and flatten them keeping between your palms.
4) Fry in a non-stick pan. Serve hot with kasundi or any favourite chutney of yours.

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