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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa


Ragi is packed with calcium, iron, amino acids and anti-oxidants, Ragi is truly a natural wonder. We tell you the reasons why you must essentially include Ragi in your diet. Oats can be included in common breakfasts and are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin. Here comes an delicious and healthy Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa,  Dosa is a traditional breakfast item in every South Indian households. It is a comfort food which is enjoyed by everyone of all ages. These Dosa's taste great when had hot with sambar and coconut chutneyFor new mom this is one of the best Confinement food to boost the milk supply.






Ingredients for Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa:

Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Idli Rawa  - 1.75 cups
Oats - 1 cup
Ragi Powder - 3/4 cup
Fenugreek / Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to prepare dosa
Water as per requirement

To prepare Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa:

1. Wash and Soak urad dal and Fenugreek seeds for atleast 4 hours and make a smooth batter by grinding it in wet grinder or mixi.
2. Add water to the Idli rava and let it soak for about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain any excess water. Wash oats and drain excess water. Now mix the ground urad dal paste with Idli rawa and oats. Mix well till no lumps are formed.
3. Keep the batter aside overnight to ferment. Next day add Ragi flour and salt, mix well.
4. Heat the non stick dosa pan and pour the dosa batter on and spread it. pour some oil and let it cook for some time. then flip the dosa and cook in other side too. Serve this hot healthy Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa with your favorite chutney and Sambar.

Tips / Notes:

·        Ragi Oats - Rawa Dosa tastes great when served hot and made very thin.
·        You can also prepare this with left over Oats Rawa Idli batter by adding Ragi flour and required amount of water to make dosa bater consistency and call it as "Instant Ragi Oats Rawa Dosa".
·        U can fry Oats and make coarse powder. But I prefer to add it directly for the fast cooking process.
·        Adjust Idli Rava, Oats and Ragi powder quantity as per your requirement.

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A Guide to Easy Egg Replacement .... Kitchen Basics


Are you Vegetarian, have an egg allergy or just don’t like eggs? Here are some egg replacements that are no fuss and easy to find – you may already have these in your kitchen! Eggs play a vital role in baking and dessert recipes. They have properties that help in binding, leavening and emulsifying. Each substitute works in 1 or more ways. Baking is all about trial and error people so it really is about what works best for you and the recipe. Some of my favorites are Flax seeds, Yogurt / curd & Banana.








Replace 1 full egg with the following:
Yogurt / curd  - 1/4 cup
Potato Starch - 2 tbsp
Chickpea flour - 3 tbsp + 3 tbsp water
Banana - 1/4 cup mashed
Chia Seeds (we get in super markets) - 1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water. Mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes or so till it starts to gel.
Note: Use white chai seeds as the darker ones will be visible in the final product
Canned Pumpkin/Squash - 1/4 cup puree
Flax seeds (we get in super markets) - 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water. Mix well and allow to gel before adding. Alternatively you can lightly warm the mixture to thicken it before adding.
Plain Tofu (soft/silken) - 1/4 cup puree
Applesauce - 1/4 cup

For a flavorless replacement:
2 tbsp baking powder + 2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp oil
or
1 tsp unflavored gelatin + 3 tbsp cold water + 2 tbsp oil

To replace Egg whites:
Agar agar powder – 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp water. Whisk together and refrigerate. Once cold, whip and use as required.

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Oats Rawa Idli


Rolled Oats, which are commonly referred to as just "oats" are crushed grains of oat that have been rolled into flakes. The flakes are steam treated in order to soften them and make it easier for the body to digest the grains. Oats can be included in common breakfasts and are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin. Here comes an Easy, delicious and healthy Oats idli,  Idli is a traditional breakfast item in every South Indian households. It is a comfort food which is enjoyed by everyone of all ages. These idli’s taste great when had hot with sambar and chutneyFor new mom this is one of the best Confinement food to boost the milk supply.
  










Ingredients for Oats Rawa Idli:

Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Idli Rawa  - 2 cups
Oats - 1 cup
Fenugreek/ Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Few drops of Oil for greasing the Idli plates
Water as per requirement

To prepare Oats Rawa Idli:

1. Wash and Soak urad dal and Fenugreek seeds for atleast 4 hours and make a smooth batter by grinding it in wet grinder or mixi.
2. Add water to the idli rava and let it soak for about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain any excess water. Wash oats and drain excess water. Now mix the ground urad dal paste with idli rawa and oats. Mix well till no lumps are formed.
3. Keep the batter aside overnight to ferment. Next day add salt and mix well.
4. Grease the idli maker with cooking spray or vegetable oil, pour the batter in each mould.
5. Fill the idli cooker or pressure cooker with 2 to 3 cups of water and put the idli maker into the cooker and steam it for about 13 to 15 minutes. Serve this soft healthy Oats Rawa Idli with your favourite chutney and Sambar.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can Fry Oats and make coarse powder. But I prefer to add directly for the fast cooking process.
·        Adjust Oats and Idli Rava quantity as per your requirement.

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.
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