If you are living in a hostel, PG or with limited access to the main kitchen, it is an awesome idea to keep some ready mixes with one small kettle, as an alternate choice to mess food.
Here, I have used Rolled oats with south Indian masala to give homely Sambar taste, as well as Rolled oats to give chewy texture, alternate to rice. Rice needs little longer time to cook, when compared to Rolled oats. when you have an instant mix ready, it is really quick, easy, filling, fibre rich and delicious choice of meal.
Ready mix can be stored at room temperature up to a month.
Cooking time – 5 minutes and standing time :5 minutes.
How I made:
Rolled oats – 1 cup
Ghee/ oil – 1 tablespoon
Mustard – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Chana dal -1 tsp
Cashew pieces – 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves – 1 spring (chopped)
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Sambar powder – 1 tsp (as needed)
Tamarind powder – ½ tsp (as needed)
Jaggery – 1 tsp (as needed)
-Take one tawa, heat ghee or oil, splutter mustard, fry urad dal, chana dal, fry until it starts to change colour.
-Add cashew pieces, fry for a while. Next, add chopped curry leaves toss until crispy.
-Now add Rolled oats fry for 2 to 3 minutes in low fire. Add turmeric, sambar powder, tamarind powder, salt, jaggery and mix everything until oats absorbs all the masalas.
-Switch off the gas, cool the mixture and keep it in an airtight container. Stays good for more than one month.
How to Cook:
-Take required amount of oats.
If Masala oats – 1 cup
Water – 1 ¼ cup
Boil water in a kettle, add oats, cook without the lid, until water absorbs, now close the lid, and leave it for 5 minutes. It is such a simple and delicious choice.