Showing posts with label oats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oats. Show all posts

27 Sep 2016


Hello everyone

Today I have a very delicious yet healthy cookies recipe to share with you all. My this recipe is inspired by Nishchita Thejas's oatmeal raisin cookies with eggs. It was so delicious but I thought to give it my own twist as I generally make eggless ones and with some healthy ingredients to add on some more nutrients for my kids. That's why replaced little butter with peanut butter to give my cookies a nutty flavour and some health too. I tried four different texture of the same cookies by adjusting baking time and added some chocolate wheat flakes in my last batch of cookies to add some extra crunch. Basically these are chewy at center and crisp at edges.
My this mix and match of ingredients to main recipe turned out really delicious and for this I would like to thank nishchita for giving her recipe.
Stepwise recipe is given below. Hope you all will love and definitely give it a try.


Time: 30-40mins
Yield: 16-18 medium size cookies


1 cup instant oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour ( I used chapatti flour)
1/2 cup - 2 tsp butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp peanut butter ( completely optional, but then use whole 1/2 cup butter)
1/2 cup grated jaggery ( used grainy texture golden jaggery not sticky ones)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking Soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder ( completely optional)
1/4 cup thick yogurt
1/2 tbsp corn syrup ( can be replaced with honey)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup semi sweet choco chips ( you can use any)


First of all preheat your oven at 180 degree C.
Add flour, baking soda, salt and cofffee powder. Mix well and keep aside for later use.

Take butter and peanut butter in a big bowl and beat with a hand whisker or electric mixer till nice creamy. Now add grated jaggery and sugar and again whisk till fluffy. Add yogurt and again whisk till nicely incorporated.

Now add corn syrup and vanilla essence, mix well.
Add prepared flour mixture to it and mix well.

Now add oats followed by choco chips and fold to get nice lumpless sticky scoopable mixture.

Take a baking mat or baking pan lined with parchment paper. Scoop dough ( as per your choice of size preference) by icecream scoop or any spoon and place on baking sheet at reasonable distance ( as cookie will spread while baking). Now press each dough a little and give nice clean round shape with hand. 

Bake for 14- 20 minutes or till you get nice golden colour on edges of cookies.
Remove from oven and wait for 3-4 mins so that they will become easy to handle. Then transfer to wire rack and let them cool completely before storing in an air tight jar.

**Baking time will depend on your preference of texture of cookies.

* If you like chewy , then bake for 14-16 mins.
* If you love crispy crunchy , then bake for more time till you get your desired texture ( approx 18-20 mins)
* For crispier cookies, spread the dough thinner while pressing to give shape.

*** Note: The cookies will be still little soft when touched immediately after removing them from oven. They will get firm on cooling.  take care of this while baking so that not to burn them in making crisp.

** You can also freeze its dough and bake fresh cookies whenever you want.

I made four different texture from this same dough mixture :

1. Spreaded scooped dough thick and baked for 16-17 mins. It gave nice chewy and thicker cookies.

2. Spreaded scooped dough thin and baked for 15-16 mins. It gave nice crisp edges and chewy center.

3. Spreaded thin and baked for 18-20 mins. It gave overall crisp cookies.

4. Added 2 tbsp of choco wheat flakes to my final batch and spreaded as much I could. Baked for 18mins. It gave super crunchy cookies.

*** Baking time may vary oven to oven , so keep an eye on your cookies while baking.

Try whichever suits your taste buds and enjoy.

These can be stored at room temp for a week and for  a month in refrigerator. You can also freeze them to increase their self life .

These cookies are so delicious and healthy that you can munch any time to satisfy your sweet craving in a healthy way as well as for small hunger sprangs. Ideal for kids tiffin and travel snacks.
So enjoy these eggless delicious beauties as you like .  It's best accompaniment with  chilled milk .

Hope you all will love this yummy cookie recipe and will definitely going to give it a try. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.
Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

28 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Till now you all might be come to know that I am a pity mother of lil fussy eater 😃. He doesn't like any veggies, But he loves to eat tikkis and kababs . So to feed him some veggies I use to make different types of kababs using different mix and match of veggies . This time tried to add some spinach to make iron rich and tempting looking kababs for him. Not only him but we all enjoyed every bite of it. Used capsicum, beans, carrots, potato and some oats to make these beauties. These are pan fried in very less oil , which makes it suitable snacks for weight watchers too. But i am so happy that my lil one loved it and relished it without fuss.
Recipe is given below, hope to make you happy with its superb taste.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 30 mins( leaving the chilling time)


1 1/2 cup very finely chopped mixed veggies ( beans , carrots, colored capsicum) , I used chopper to chop the veggies
1 cup spinach,finely chopped
3-4 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 cup oats, slightly dry roasted
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped( optional)
tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2-1 tsp chaat masala powder
Salt to taste


Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Let them fry till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 

Now add chopped mixed veggies and some salt, saute for 4-5 mins. Add all dry spice powder except chaat masala . Saute for 2-3 mins and add spinach ,cover to cook the veggies till tender. 

Add mashed potatoes and oats,again saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add  chaat masala and adjust salt. 

Finally add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and your mixture for Kabab is ready. Let it chill in fridge for 1 hr. 

Now make desired shape of kabab from mixture . I took orange size ball of mixture and placed on a skewer as shown in make seekh kababs. If you are not comfortable in doing so then can simply make flattened disc shape .

shallow fry on a non stick tawa till nice golden on all sides. 

Your nice tender and delicious kabab is ready to be served with any chutney or sauce. I served with mint dip.

*You can use any veggies of your choice,  I used whatever was available.

*You can adjust spices as per your taste.

*You can prepare its mixture prior and keep in fridge. Just prepare kabab when have guests at home or can make it for kids tiffin . 

These are not only delicious but healthy too, as full of iron and fibers . Enjoy your day with yummy and healthy snacks. You can use these kababs as patties for your buns too.

Hope you all will love this easy cum healthy delicious recipe. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

27 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

We all start drooling over mere mention of Chinese cuisine specially if it's noodle/ spaghetti.Now a days kids to elders, everyone is fan of Chinese food. You can find stalls of Chinese noodles from roadside to five star hotels and from marriage party to buissness meet ups . From this it's  crystal clear that how deeply this cuisine entered in our hearts. So today I am also going to share one of the popular delicious noodle recipe but a healthy one, which you will definitely love. This is so easy to prepare yet super delicious , healthy and filling too as this time I used oats noodles. You can prepare it from breakfast to dinner, anytime. Recipe is given below, do try and let me know how it turned out for you.


Serves: 3-4
Time : 30 mins


300- 350 gms noodles ( spaghetti), I used Quaker Oats spaghetti 
 2 cup length wise cut carrots and long cut beans
2 cups mixed veg ( shredded cabbage, sliced colored capsicum, long cuts spring onions)
2 onions, round sliced
2 green chilies, slit
2 tsp soy sauce ( or as per taste)
2-3 tsp garlic chilli or simple chilli sauce ( or as per taste)
1/2+ tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp garlic powder ( optional)
Salt to taste


First of all boil enough water in a big vessel, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil to it. Now add noodles in it and boil till it is cooked. Keep checking in between, as soon as it is cooked , drain it in a sieve and wash under running tap water to wash all starch to get non sticky noodles. Keep aside for later use. You can also rub 1 tsp of oil on noodles  after washing to ensure non sticky noodles on cooking. But I skipped as if it is washed properly then will not stick at all. But be careful to not over cook your noodles otherwise it will kill all the flavours, that you will never appreciate. All the spaghetti packets have cooking time mentioned on it, so follow it blindly to get best result as different thickness of noodles take different cooking time.

Heat oil in a wok, Add sliced onions and fry till transparent. 
Now add carrots and beans, saute for 2 mins and cover the lid and further cook for 2-3 mins. Now add mix veggies and saute for 3-4 mins.

 Add garlic powder, black pepper powder , some salt and both sauces. Mix well. 

Now add boiled noodles and salt , saute for 3-5 mins. Adjust salt and sauces according to your taste. 

Switch off the flame and serve your delicious noodles hot.

*You can use any veggies as per your choice and availability. If you want to add some tomato sauce then can, I skipped as I got sufficient sweetness from sweet soy sauce. 

I kept my veggies crunchy, but if you like nicely cooked one then can cook for little longer to get your preference. But believe me crunchiness of veggies increase its taste double fold .

You can prepare these noodles either for breakfast or for lunch or dinner, it's filling and delicious too . 

So enjoy these Chinese delicacy with your pals and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

23 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Due to summer, everyone wants to have something chilling to refresh their senses in this scorching heat. What if it is healthy too along with chilling and yummy. Today I am having a very easy but nutritious and healthy smoothie recipe for smoothie lovers. It is full of nutrients from dryfruits and dates and fiber from oats. It is not only soothing but also filling too. You can serve it either in breakfast time or as after school evening refreshment. It will provide necessary energy to go long way during day time and satisfy your little hunger during evening. For people observing Ramadan fast, it is quick and full of energy, suhoor or iftaar drink. You can try this without hesitation, only if you have any allergies to particular dryfruit, then avoid adding it.
Recipe is given below, do try and let me know your feedback😊


Serves: 3-4
Time: 5 mins ( leaving soaking time)


3 1/2 cup chilled milk ( toned or full fat, as per your like)
10-12 almonds
5-6 dates, deseeded
4-5 walnuts
15-20 raisins
1-2 tbsp oats ( use as per thickness of smoothie, you like)
1 medium size fruit ( Apple/ pear/ banana/ mango etc , any non citrus fruit) , peeled and chopped roughly ( optional)
1 tbsp sugar or honey( adjust as per your taste)
Sliced pistachio and rose petals to garnish


First of all soak all dryfruits and oats in 1/2 cup milk or water. Keep it in fridge overnight , if want to make smoothie early morning or soak for atleast 2-3 hrs on your countertop . 

Now put it in blender along with soaked water/milk. Add chopped fruits, sugar/honey and little milk , if needed. Churn to get nice smooth paste. 

Now add remaining milk to it and again churn till frothy, 1-2 mins. Pour in individual glasses and garnish with pistachio and rose petals. Serve chilled . 

This is so creamy and nutty healthy smoothie that no one can resist. Even your kids will too love to relish on it. 

* You can increase or decrease quantity of ingredients as per your taste preference.

* You can make it without fruit too.

*If you forgot to soak your dryfruits then not to worry at all. Blend it all together then let it rest for 5-10 minutes in jar itself and then churn again to get nice smooth creamy paste. Rest procedure is as given above.

**You can keep it in refrigerator for 1-2 days but not more than that. But try to consume same day .

**If you wish to use any citrus fruit like kiwi, orange , grapes etc then avoid using milk. Use water instead.

Do try this healthy cum delicious chilled drink and beat the heat , maintaining your health. Hope you all will like to try this delicious tempting drink recipe and do let me know how's it turned out for you. Your precious comments and suggestions, meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

20 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Yesterday I bought some blueberries on my daughter's demand. Though this fruit is not so often bought at my home so thought to use it in some different way too, instead of eating as it is only. Then thought why not to make its cheesecake to celebrate Father's Day , instead of making my regular cake.
But also tried to give some healthy innovative touch to its base by using oats and dates for it. My lil fussy eater too loved its creamy rich texture and relished it without much nakhrey. 
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.



2 lt milk 
2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 
1/2 cup fresh strawberry blueberries 
1 can condensed milk ( 400 ml)
8 gm agar agar( China grass)
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup deseeded soft dates 
Some blueberries for garnishing


First of all boil milk, then add lemon juice or vinegar , little by little till it get cuddle. Then strain it in a muslin or any fine cotton cloth. Wash it under tap water to remove sourness of vinegar or lemon from cheese. Then squeeze it well and hang some where for at least 1 hr to drain excess water in it. Now your cheese is ready to use.

Meanwhile dry roast oats till little golden , take care not to burn it. Let it cool.
Now take oats and dates in mixer jar and churn to get nice crumbly dough. You can also add some butter or ghee in it, if you like ( I skipped).

Now spread it in a greased pan lined with parchment paper or use springform baking pan of your choice. Press with a spatula to get firm and even thickness base.

*You can also use biscuit base instead of oats one. Just take 20-25 plain biscuits and make its powder, add butter or ghee to it. Make crumbly dough and make base as told earlier.

Now keep it in fridge for 30 mins or in freezer for 10 minutes.

Soak agar agar strips in water for at least 20 mins. Then take 1 cup of water in a pan, add soaked agar agar discarding soaked water and boil. After boiling, lower the flame and let it simmer till agar agar get completely dissolved in water. 

Now take cheese, condensed milk and blueberries in a blender jar and churn to get nice smooth silky thick paste.

Now in cheese bluueberry mixture add agar agar liquid. Mix well and pour it on prepared base evenly. Tap the pan to remove any air bubble formed . 

 Keep the pan in freezer for 30 mins or keep in fridge for atleast 3-4 hr.  For demolding , run a clean knife along its sides so that it leave the edges of pan then carefully lift it and place on a plate. Decorate it with blueberries and Cut in desired shape and serve chilled. 

I made some heart shaped cheese cakes from same mixture in chocolate mold to decorate my cake, you can also make or skip .

**Be careful with agar agar, as it can set at room temp too. So don't keep it for long after cooking other wise it will set itself. Always dissolve it when everything is ready.

This is so creamy and scrumptious desserts that can make you star of any party you are hosting. Just try once you will never regret. 

Hope you all will definitely give it a try and pour your queries, comments and suggestions ,they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

8 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Being a pasta fan , I use to experiment with new taste and flavours by using different healthy options in hand. Though I generally use oats to make sauce for my pastas to make it more healthier but this time used oats pasta , which I got as a sample in mall. It's really worth trying. After trying many saucy pastas , this time I made non saucy yet superbly delicious veggie pasta for breakfast and for my kids tiffin. It turned out so yummy and cheesy that no pasta fan can resist asking for another serving. I just used simple and handy ingredients but the result is just wow. So hope you will too love this simple yet delicious preparation.
Recipe of the same is given below, just give it a try.


Serves: 3-4
Time: 30 mins


2 cup oats pasta , boiled and drained ( keep the drained water)
1 medium carrot, sliced thinly
1 spring onion, chopped 
1/4 cup colored capsicum, sliced
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
1 big onion, sliced
2 green chillies,finely chopped 
1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
2 medium tomatoes,sliced
2-3 tsp tomato sauce or chilli tomato sauce( as per taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp black pepper powder 
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated ( you can add more for more cheesy texture)
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a wok, add sliced onions and chilies,saute till transparent. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Now add carrots saute for 2-3 mins then add all other veggies except tomatoes. Saute for 4-5 minutes then add turmeric powder, black pepper powder ,salt and sliced tomatoes. Again saute for 4-5 minutes and add drained pasta. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Adjust salt, add tomato or chilli tomato sauce ,oregano and mozzarella cheese , mix well and serve hot. Your ooey gooey cheesy pasta is ready to serve. Enjoy hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

*You can use any pasta of your choice and availability.

*You can also add any veggies of your choice like peas, sweet corns, brocoli etc. I used whatever was in hand.

* If you feel pasta looks too dry then can add 2-3 tbsp of pasta drained water and mix well. Consistency will become fine without much effort.

* Always boil pasta to the recommended time on its packet. Never over do it otherwise it will spoil the whole dish.

*  You can adjust spices as per your taste.

This pasta can be served as breakfast or can be a good option for lunch box too. You can have it any time without much guilt. Hope you all will like this simple healthy yet delicious pasta. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....