Thursday, November 24, 2011

Oats Peas Pancake

It's said that if you want to feel the benefits of oats, it should be consumed daily, at least 1 cup. With our regular food habit where the concept of breakfast has been replaced by 'brunch', very few of us hardly think of taking oats with milk and fruits on a religious basis. Nevertheless, I think eating it twice or thrice a week is better than not having it at all.
Ingredients:                                     Cooking time: 30 minutes

ü    1 cup of oats

ü  1/4 cup of urad dal or black gram

ü  1 cup of parboiled peas

ü  1 tsp cumin seeds

ü  1 onion (chopped)
ü  1 tomato (chopped)

ü  5-6 green chillies (chopped)

ü  1 tsp black pepper powder

ü  salt to taste

ü  White oil for cooking

1) Soak urad dal in water for half an hour. Then make a paste of urad dal and oats together in a blender. Set aside. Similarly make a paste of peas separately in a blender.
2) Fold in the peas paste with that of urad dal and oats. Add onion, tomato, green chillies, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt and mix properly. Pour 1 cup of water or more as per need to make a batter of pouring consistency. The batter should neither be very watery nor very thick.
3) Heat 1 spoonful of oil in a non-sticky skillet. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread uniformly across the skillet. Brown both sides on medium heat.
4) Serve hot with sauce or pickle of your choice.

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