Oats can be consumed in different styles and ways. Being Indian I always look for Indian cuisine and recipes. In case you are also sailing in the same boat and looking for steel cut oats recipes Indian style, this recipe is definitely for you.
Nowadays, people are searching for different healthy options for breakfast. A healthy meal helps to keep your immune system perfect. Hence, if you want to eat something healthy and stomach full, then oatmeal could be the first preference. For children, oatmeal is the ideal meal to prevent obesity.
Introduction of Steel Cut Oats
Steel Cut Oats are the inner kernel of whole oats. The name steel-cut is inspired by steel blades, which are used to cut the whole oats into pinhead-sized pieces. Since the shapes are pinhead they are also referred to as pinhead oats. Other names used are Coarse Oatmeal or Irish oatmeal.
Other oats that are available in the market are Rolled Oats, Instant or quick oats. The main difference among these is in how they are manufactured. Also cooking time is different for all type of oats.
To get an insight of the benefits of steel cut vs rolled oats, check our article on that.
As compared to instant oats or rolled oats these take more time to cook. Usually, we make porridge out of these Oats. However, they can be used in different styles and you can consume them in different dishes. Please refer our recipes section for yummy dishes.
Steel Cut Oats Recipes Indian
As we already mentioned, these oats can be consumed in a variety of ways. However, here we are discussing ‘Steel Cut Oats Recipes Indian Cuisine’. So here we come with step by step method of cooking and all the ingredients required for the dish.
Preparation Time – 15 mins ( to cut vegetables)
Cooking Time – 15 mins
Steel Cut Oats – 1 bowl
Onion – 1 medium size(cut into small pieces)
Tomatoes – 1 medium size ( cut into small pieces)
Bottle Gourd (cut into small pieces)- 1 cup
Carrot ( cut into Small pieces) – 1 cup
Green Peas (Boiled) – 1/2 cup
Chillies (green or red) – 1 small or half of big one.
Green Coriander Leaves – Handful
Curry Leaves – 5-6 leaves
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tbsp
Cooking Oil – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Salt – As per taste
Soak Steel-cut Oats in water for an hour. ( Soaking helps in reducing the time of cooking.)
Place a pan or Kadai on gas, put oil and heat it. Add curry leaves and let it splutter. Then add mustard seeds and green chilli and fry for a minute.
Add onions now and fry for some time. When onions become light brown add tomatoes. Fry for some time till tomatoes are smashed.
At this point please add spices: Salt, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder and mix it well.
You will see the nice colour of the mixture.
Now the turn for vegetables of your choice – bottle gourd, carrot, peas etc. and cook for 3-4 mins.
Add soaked oats in it and cook without water.
After 2 mins add little water (1/2 cup)
Cook until soft. Serve hot and sprinkle some green coriander leaves on your dish.
So yummy and healthy steel cut breakfast dish is ready.
Hope you will definitely try this steel cut oats recipes Indian style and make your breakfast a nutritious one.
We look forward to your comments and suggestions for the same.