Friday, October 21, 2011

Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats and CheruPayar Curry/Green gram curry

Puttu is a popular breakfast in Kerala usually made of rice flour and coconut. I always wanted to try puttu with oats and finally I prepared it yesterday. As you all know, Oats is a healthy food and it should be made as a part of our daily diet. It has the most soluble fibre and helps to reduce blood sugar, cholestrol levels etc. Oats porridge is the most common dish with oats, but there are enormous options ranging from upma or dosa to breads and muffins. 

I don't have a puttu maker here. I make the puttu in idly cooker/steamer and hence I don't get the cylindrical traditional puttu. The taste matters rather than the shape rt :). Usually puttu is served with Chickpeas/Kadala curry or Cherupayar/Green gram curry. Both are awesome combinations and I love them equally. Oats puttu came out good and I made the Green gram curry to serve along with it. I felt that making oats puttu is not as easy as dealing with rice flour and it sticks slightly as well. But finally the puttu tasted great and its sure a healthy dish !!

Check out other Oats recipes here.



What you need?

For Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats:

1.5 cups Oats
1/2 cup grated Coconut
Salt
Water

For Cherupayar/Green gram curry:

1 cup cooked Green gram
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green chillies slit
5-6 Curry Leaves
1/4 cup grated Coconut
1 tsp Oil
Salt


How to prepare?

Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats:

Dry roast the oats in a pan for 3-4 minutes until it emits aroma. Keep aside and cool. Grind the oats in a blender to a fine powder. Add salt and coconut to the powdered oats, mix well. Sprinkle warm water a little at a time to make the oats moist. It may not be as easy as you do the rice flour and it might be a little sticky too. Oats shouldn't be very dry or too wet and there shouldn't be lumps.

You can use a puttu maker for steaming. Else in a steamer/idly cooker, put a clean cloth on the steamer separator vessel. Put the oats on the cloth. Steam for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot with Cherupayar curry and papad.




Cherupayar/Green Gram curry:

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add green chillies and curry leaves, saute for few seconds. Now add the cooked green gram and salt, mix well. Add coconut to this and combine everything well. Finally add some water so as to get a medium consistency curry, not too thick or too thin. Bring it to a boil and mix well. The curry is now ready to be served with puttu.



Enjoy a healthy  and delicious breakfast !!



Have a great weekend folks...Cya soon with another recipe !!


Sending this to Kerala kitchen event at A Girl's Diary hosted by Khushi , initiated by Ria






26 Tasty Comments:

Suja said...

Sounds great dear,healthy breakfast

Alpana said...

This is something new for me......am sure it tastes great .....very innovative Sobha & ofcourse it's healthy too. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Bookmarked.

julie said...

lovely innovative recipe with oats..platter looks yummy!!!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Very healthy and impressive Oats puttu Dear.Luks delicious too.Luv it

sangee vijay said...

Healthy breakfast...nice idea ,oats puttu innovative too...recently I also made green gram tomato curry n this curry also looks so yummy ...wonderful combo...love it!!!
You too have a great weekend!!!

Ammu's said...

Delicious & healthy puttu with a yummy curry...

khushi said...

very tasty and healthy puttu recipe Sobha....why dnt u send it to the event
kerala kitchen

Square Meals said...

Oats puttu is interesting. Will try it sometime.

divya said...

healthy and yummy dish..

Swathi said...

Adipoli, puttu ente favorite, oats puttu is innovative.

Suma Gandlur said...

Interesting! You have made it healthier.

Kalyani's Platter said...

delicious and healthy curry ......

Now Serving said...

Looks absolutely delicious - book marking since I am finding different ways to consume oats :)

layaa said...

Great ideaaaa,puttu looks yummy with green gram curry.Bookmarked.

Gayathri NG said...

Very healthy n tasty combo.Sounds interesting.
I am happy to follow u dear..:)

Treat and Trick said...

Healthy combo and looks awesome!

Simply Life said...

so many new ingredients for me to try!

Plateful said...

Now that's something--puttu and that too with oats! Kudos on coming up with something so creative. Would love to see how it tastes with cherupayaru curry, hmm.

Uma said...

Sounds great and healthy snack sobha. I love this and want to taste it.

Cheers,
uma

Prathima Rao said...

This sure makes a healthy breakfast..Loved it dear!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and a yummy variation

kankana said...

Long back when I moves to Bangalore for the first time, I was staying as apying guest and that Aunty used to make puttu every sunday! This post brought back some memories :)

Munir said...

Delicious and Good Food for health..I like the Steamed Oats.Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

cooking varieties (wan) said...

hi sobha, i have not seen nor eaten the original puttu before, so i cant compare with you oats, all i can say is that you are very innovative and successful at it.
glad you tried this out for the sake of healthy living

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Princy Vinoth said...

wow i must try this!

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