vegetable oats dumplings.

Oats is a nutrient packed food with  great source of. Gluten free oats  are also loaded with important vitamins and minerals. But really, ask yourself! Would you like to eat the traditional oats porridge every day!

My family will not even go near the bowl of porridge, no matter how fancy it looks. My hubby and me both being boarding school inmates hate porridge as it was the staple breakfast!

I thought to give a twist to the versatile grain that oats is. While we love dumplings, here at our house – using maida or all purpose flour to make them is slightly unhealthy! So thought of making oats dumplings!

Don’t they sound yummilicious! You can also add favorite vegetables to make it more nutritious. This amazing dish can be enjoyed on the go and will also make a mouth watering party snack option. This can also be given as a finger food to the babies ( 8+ months ).

How to sneak in nutrition:

Using oats instead of maida, has already upped the nutrition value. Add as many veggies can you can. Instead of oil, you can use homemade ghee to grease the pan, before steaming. Add paneer or cheese to the stuffing, if you little one likes them.  Make fresh coriander chutney or a even healthier grapes and coriander chutney.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Steel cut or rolled organic oats 
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup – Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup – Grated beetroot
  • 1/4 cup – Finely chopped beans
  • 1/4 cup – Finely chopped capsicum (I used red, green and yellow)
  • 1/4 cup – Grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup –  Grated coconut
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1 – Teaspoon Jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp – Ghee or oil
  • 1 tsp – Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp – Urad Dal
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – finely chopped

How to make Oats Dumplings

Dry roast the oats for 5 minutes in medium flame. Allow it to cool and powder it coarsely.

Take a pan and heat ghee and add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, add urad dal and a pinch of asafoetida. Add the onions and saute it for 2 minutes.

Add the finely chopped capsicum and beans. Saute it for 1-2 minutes. Allow it to remain crunchy.

Now add grated carrot, beetroot, carrot. Saute it for 1-2 minutes. Add jeera powder and pepper powder. (You can also add green chillies).

Add the grounded oats and rice flour to 1/2 cup of water. Add salt as per taste. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and let it cool down.

Grease your palms with ghee and make oval-shaped dumplings. You can take help for your kids. Trust me, they love it. If you are not able to prepare the dumpling sprinkle some water and try again.

Take an idli cooker, grease the plates with ghee or oil and steam the oats dumpling for 10-12 minutes.

You can also pan fry them to make them slightly crunchy! My hubby prefers them that way! Serve hot with homemade schezwan sauce or fresh coriander chutney or a even healthier grapes and coriander chutney. Enjoy!

Oats Dumplings
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • 1 cup – Steel cut or rolled organic oats
  • ½ cup Rice flour
  • ½ cup – Onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup – Grated beetroot
  • ¼ cup – Finely chopped beans
  • ¼ cup – Finely chopped capsicum (I used red, green and yellow)
  • ¼ cup – Grated carrot
  • ¼ cup – Grated coconut
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1 – Teaspoon Jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp – Ghee or oil
  • 1 tsp – Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp – Urad Dal
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Dry roast the oats for 5 minutes in medium flame. Allow it to cool and powder it coarsely.
  2. Take a pan and heat ghee and add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, add urad dal and a pinch of asafoetida. Add the onions and saute it for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the finely chopped capsicum and beans. Saute it for 1-2 minutes. Allow it to remain crunchy.
  4. Now add grated carrot, beetroot, carrot. Saute it for 1-2 minutes. Add jeera powder and pepper powder. (You can also add green chillies).
  5. Add the grounded oats and rice flour to ½ cup of water. Add salt as per taste. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and let it cool down.
  6. Grease your palms with ghee and make oval-shaped dumplings. You can take help for your kids. Trust me, they love it. If you are not able to prepare the dumpling sprinkle some water and try again.
  7. Take an idli cooker, grease the plates with ghee or oil and steam the oats dumpling for 10-12 minutes. Serve hot with mint chutney.
  8. You can also pan fry them to make them slightly crunchy!
  9. Enjoy!

 

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