Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oats Rava Dosa

I am very happy today. It's been a long while that I have not been in touch with some of my old friends. Last night I saw one friend, who was my colleague in Kolkata, in my dream with flashes of memory of the time spent with her. I had her number but it was not transferred to my new mobile from the old one. So I made sure that no matter what I would do the backlog and call her up. With that thought occupying my mind through the day, I called her finally in the evening. She didnot have my new number of Bangalore and for obvious reasons of not talking to me on phone for over two years couldnot recognize my voice. I played around a while telling her to take a guess before she finally guessed me right. It felt so nice catching up with old friends after such a long time. Back to our days in Kolkata, she used to literally dote on her brother and hardly missed a day without talking about him. This brother of hers is getting married this month on the same day that I celebrate my marriage anniversary - 21st November. What a coincidence !! and ofcourse telepathy. During our short conversation of 10 minutes she told me that yesterday only she was thinking about me. She was planning to collect my number through a common friend and invite me over for her brother's wedding. What a telepathy ! It works for me everytime :)

Okay now back to the recipe, well, as you must know by now if you refer to my earlier posts about oats that oats is very good for heart and for reducing cholesterol in blood. So here goes another recipe of oats: Oats Rava Dosa


1 cup oats

1/4 cup rava or suji

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 medium sized onion (chopped)

5-6 green chillies (chopped)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black pepper

salt to taste

white oil for cooking


1) Dry roast oats and rava separately on a skillet. Keep them aside.

2) Heat oil in the skillet and brown onions & green chillies. When onions change color to golden, take them off the heat and keep aside.

3) Into the same oil splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.

4) Now in a bowl mix in all the ingredients of roasted oats & rava, all-purpose flour, caramelized onions, green chillies, cumin seeds, black pepper & salt. Add water and whip properly to make a batter of smooth consistency for dosa. Please note that the batter should be a bit watery, but not too much.

5) Heat oil in the skillet and with a ladle spread the batter proportionately on the skillet. Cook on medium heat and when dosa is cooked on one side turn it over and cook it on the other side.

6) Serve with chutney or pickles.

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