Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oats chapathi & Easy Chole

Oats-One of the most nutritious grain, oats can often be tolerated by the growing numbers of people who have an allergy to wheat. Oatmeal and rolled oats do not go through any refining processes, so they are whole foods, losing none of their nutritional properties.Full of protein and minerals, oats help building strong bones, teeth and connective tissue and for boosting energy. They are easily digested and so are traditionally regarded as a good food for convalescence, particularly after childbirth, as they are also believed to tone the uterus. The digestive connection:-They provide dietary bulk, which improves the digestive process and prevents constipation or eases it if the condition already exists.The diabetic connection:Oats reduce the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream, stabilizing blood sugar levels which, in turn, may help diabetics.Cholesterol connection:Their soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol and generally boost cardiovascular health, lowering high blood pressure.
Other benefits:
Reduce cholesterol
Stabilise blood sugar levels
Soothing and tranquillizing
Build strong bones and teeth
Stimulate thyroid gland
Prevent constipation.
How to choose oats:
Choose express food harvest crunch white oats or rolled oats. Oats can be eaten raw or cooked, the best-known cooked recipe being porridge or in bread. Choose rolled oats and oatmeal that are available in health shops.[Source-Google]

Oats is a very healthy breakfast to have,but its an acquired taste.I initially did not like its taste.My elder bro used to make oats porridge and add so many things into it.Nuts,cut fruits,grated carrot,even Horlicks!!I once had it from his bowl and felt it tasted like a sweet pudding.Of course,oats is had best without any sweetening agent,but it tastes great if sugar/sugar substitute is added to it.We make it a point to have oats porridge at least once in a week.But we do have oats everyday,how?I add it to my chapathi.It makes me feel very happy that we have a very healthy dinner too!!

I made Chole along with Oats chapathi last night.But I was apprehensive to post my Chole recipe after seeing my blogger friends' authentic Chole recipes.Mine was nowhere near it in terms of authenticity.So I decided to call it Easy Chole!!Got the recipe from a dear friend S,its really easy to make and tasty too.

Oats Chapathi


Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Oats - 3 tbsp
Crushed pepper - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water to knead


Take all the ingredients except water in a pan.
Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
You can add oil too,if required.
Keep aside for 1 hour.
Make chapathis and roast on a hot tawa.

Easy Chole


Kabuli chana/Chickpeas - 200 gms
Salt to taste
[Soak the channa overnight or for 6 hrs and pressure cook with salt till done]
Onions - 2 big,finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2 medium,finely chopped
[Fry onions in a little oil till brown,add the tomatoes and fry till mushy.Let it cool,grind to a smooth paste]
Green chilly - 1,finely chopped
Ginger chopped - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Everest Chole masala - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp,finely chopped
Kasuri methi - 1 tbsp
Chat masala,garam masala - 1 tsp each[optional]
Oil - 2 tsp


In a kadai pour oil and fry the onion-tomato paste for 2 minutes.
Add the green chilly and ginger,fry for a minute.
Add red chilly powder,coriander powder and chole masala and fry for 2 minutes.
When everything gets mixed well,add the cooked channa and mix well.
Let it boil,check the salt.
Add coriander leaves and kasuri methi and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Just before switching off,add the garam masala and chat masala[if adding] and let it boil.
Serve hot with oats chapathi.

When Srivalli announced the Roti mela,I thought very hard what to contribute.I did not get any recipe ideas and thought that this time,I wont be able to post anything for her.But hey,I've already posted Mangalore buns and Puran poli,so this is going to be my third entry for her.


  1. Divya,that is such a great idea :-)...I love oats and do add it to my baking goods in addition to having it in the form of porridge :-)

  2. Oats in chapatis is a wonderful idea.The chhole look great too.

    cheers, ts

  3. thats very healthy divya!! I once prepared pancake with oats, must try yours:)

  4. Should try with the oats.
    Looks realy good.

  5. WOW... Chapathis with oats... Different try. Have to try ur recipe. YUM!

  6. lovely rotis, divya! adding oats is a healthy idea. Perfect entry.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful information on oats...Oats chapati is a nice entry for the event...

  8. oats chapathi is very good for health...healthy dinner looks perfect

  9. Oats chapathi certainly caught my attention! Do you use the regular oats or oat flour for this one?

  10. Oats Chappathi - new to me. Will try it out. Chole is good.. I make it almost same way too....

  11. Excellent choice for fiber rich, full of protein too. Good one D!:))

  12. Sunita,thank you.You can also add it to your regular idli/dosa batter too.You wouldn't know the difference,but the thought of including oats in your daily food intake is great!!

    Ts,thank you!!

    Suma,Seema,Asha-thank you!!

    Red chillies-I use regular oats for the chapathi.

  13. great entry....very healthy..never thought of making oats chappiti till now...will surely try :)

  14. What a wonderful idea to make a nutritious roti !!


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