How to make Oats Payasam and Khichidi

Payasam and Khichidi is very famous in Tamilnadu. Normally it will be prepared using Seamiya or Rava.But I tried it differently using Oats. Oats is made from wholegrain oats, a good source of soluable fibre, which helps reduce cholesterol from your body. Oats help you to stay fuller for longer. This prevents the addition of unnecessary calories to your body by minimizing your hunger pangs in between meals, thereby helping you manage your weight-a simple way for your family to stay fit.

Tamilnadu Special-Payasam and Khichidi using Oats

Ingredients required to make Payasam and Khichidi using Oats
* Oats-100g

* Jaggery-50g

* Thin coconut milk-500ml

* Thick coconut milk-200ml

* Cardamoms(ground)-1 teaspoon

* Almonds, Cashews(fried) and raisins-1 tablespoon(each)

Method to prepare Oats Payasam

* Wash the Oats and cook it in thin coconut milk till it is soft and tender.

* Add the jaggery and stir till it dissolves.

* Add the thick coconut milk and cook on a low flame for some time.

* Remove vessel from stove and garnish with ground cardamom powder, almonds, fried cashews and raisins.

Note: Coconut milk can be replaced by plain milk which makes it a Kheer. Jaggery should be added at the end. It can be served hot or cold.

Oats Khichidi ingredients


* Oats-1 cup

* Rice(washed & drained)-1 cup

* Chopped onions-1/2 cup

* Cinnamon stick-2 inches

* Cloves-4 nos.

* Cardamoms-3 nos.

* Bay leaves-2 nos.

* Masoor dal(split red lentils washed & drained)-1 cup

* Potato(cut into cubes)-2 cups

* French beans(cut into small pieces)-10 to 12 nos.

* Green Peas-1/2 cup

* Green Chillies(chopped)-3 nos.

* Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon

* Garlic(crushed)- 4 nos.

* Grated Ginger pieces-25mm

* Ghee-1 tablespoon

* salt-to taste

Methods to prepare Oats Khichidi

* Crush the cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms lightly.

* Heat ghee in a vessel and fry the onions, Add the crushed spices and bay leaves and fry for a few seconds.

* Add rice, masoor dal, potatoes, fried beans, green peas, green chillies, turmeric powder, garlic and ginger.

* mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

* Add 5 and half cups of hot water and salt. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables and rice are half cooked.

* Add Oats, mix well and fully cook the vegetables and rice.

* Oats Khichidi is prepared now serve hot.


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