OATS PONGAL







OATS PONGAL
The inspiration for this dish was my previous experimentation of oats in bisibelebath. Again since the rice is completely mashed up in this dish, oats makes a good substitution for rice. Pongal is my favorite weekend breakfast. This time I made it on a weekday and the whole cooking time was only 5 minutes since I had already cooked the moong dhal the previous day. I did not add ghee this time and it tasted pretty good even without ghee. If needed, a dollop of ghee can also be added to this before serving. If anyone has tried making pongal with oats, please do pass on your suggestions.

INGREDIENTS:
Quick cooking or regular oats, 1 cup.
Moong dhal, 1/2 cup.
Peppercorns, 1 tablespoon.
Cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon.
Curry leaves, a handful.
Ginger, 1 small piece.
Green chili, 1 (optional).
Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Wash dhal well and cook it in a pressure cooker for up to 3 whistles until the lentils are all mushed up. Meanwhile, chop the ginger into fine pieces and slit the chili into 2 and keep aside. Heat a small pan with a teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the peppercorns, cumin seeds and fry then for a minute until good smell comes from the peppers and cumin. Then add the chopped ginger, curry leaves, and chili and fry everything for another minute. Now add 1-1/2 cup of water, the cooked dhal, and oats along with salt and mix everything well. Cook under medium flame for a few minutes until the oats is cooked and the dish turns into a pongal consistency. Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

NOTE: I have used quick-cooking oats, so I have used 1-1/2 cups of water for 1 cups of oats. If regular oats is used, another ¼ to ½ cup of water can be added while cooking.

39 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow this is interesting.What a healthy way of making pongal.Bookmarked Gita...thanks for sharing:)

Usha said...

Looks delicious ! Definitely a very healthy pongal..... I am so glad you tried my oats pav and liked it, thanks for letting me know!

Pooja said...

Gita your recipes are so very innovative ! great gita.. three cheers to ur creativity !

Uma said...

mmm. pongal with oats? looks so healthy and delicious Gita! So creative :)

Sweta said...

Pongal is comfort food for us-with oats it definitely is "healthy" comfort food!!

littletastebuds said...

Interesting dish,never though of pongal with oats.Healthy one too..

Preeti Singh said...

Creative gal.... looks very healthy and innovative...But dear "Pongal" is name of a festival na .

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a cool idea,will try soon:)

Prathibha said...

Very healthy one..right now i m having oats n reading ur post gal...Thanks for this idea..

Pavithra said...

Oh wow i too do this i came so good and even chakkarapongal came so good healthy pongal

Superchef said...

niiice...im supposed to be having more fibre intake in my food..this is a great recipe for that!

Shama Nagarajan said...

very very innnovatiove one dear...delicious

Parita said...

Healthy and delicious, never thought of making pongal usinf oats, very innovative, you have given me inspiration to start using oats in my daily food!!

sriharivatsan said...

Hi Geets, i have done this and you can check the below mentioned liked for ref..
http://sriharivatsan.blogspot.com/2009/01/oats-pongal.html

BTW, yours looks pretty good...A health bkfast or dinner though..I like the idea of Oats BBB...will try sometime in future..

Doloncookbook said...

Wow...such a tempting pongal... we bengali's don't make pongal but I love it ( get from my friends ). The dish looks so delicious ...

Laavanya said...

I've been meaning to try pongal with oats & barley... looks so good.

Vrinda said...

i remember ur oats bisibelebath..oats pongal looks delish ,i too lov to experiment with oats..thanx for sharing Gita..

Pooja said...

Wow another unique recipe from you! Looks delicious and its healthy too!

Vanamala said...

Guess first time here..nice recipes

rekhas kitchen said...

WOW SO HEALTHY AND YUMMY LOOKING PONGAL. I HAVE SOME OATS WITH ME WILL TRY THIS SOON.THANKS FOR THE IDEA GITA.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pongal is my favorite food. Oats Pongal is another feather in your hat dear. Nice innovation. Looks delicious.

Ashwini said...

what a lovely and healthy pongal!!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh this is a healthy version of Pongal dear have bookmarked it!!!

Renuka said...

wow..thats a healthy pongal recipe...

Priya said...

WoOW Gita, wat a delicious and healthy dish, am gonna try this soon!!!

Pooja said...

Healthy and yummy pongal Gita..

ARUNA said...

this is a very healthy dish Gita!Nicely made!!

Preety said...

this is such a healthy version of pongal..love it

Preeti Singh said...

Hi Gita...my blog pics are disappearing of there own fron last few day....do you know if any body has faced the same problem... :(

Valarmathi said...

Healthy pongal. Looks yummy and delicious.

Raaga said...

lovely... I used to replace rice with dalia in many things... you're doing it with healthier oats. I must try this... tomorrow morning :)

AnuSriram said...

Thats a healthy meal! Looks awesome!

Astra Libris said...

The dhal and oats together sounds like an incredible texture combination! Such a gorgeous, healthful recipe! I'm always so excited about breakfast recipes - thank you for the great idea!

Sukanya said...

I think this is a fantastic breakfast, so healthy and nutritious. Iam surely going to try this

Hema said...

Hi Gita.. I tried your pongal and it came out very well.. thanks for the recipe..

Mark said...

Pongal is my favorite food. Oats Pongal is another feather in your hat dear. Nice innovation. Looks scrumptious.
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laks said...

Hai Gita,
Thank u so much for all the wonderful recipes on your blog.
This pongal recipe is very nice, I have made a small modification, just added some methi leafs to make it more healthier, it came out very well. Just thought of sharing with u.

laks said...

Hai Gita,
Firstly thank u so much for such wonderful recipes. I have tried many of your recipes and they came out well.
I have added methi leafs to this oats pongal to make it a bit more healthier and it came out very well. Just thought of sharing with u.

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