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Steel Cut Oats

In Recipes on 25 December 2010 at 1:41 pm

Thanks to Sonika for sharing her story of Steel Cut Oats.
I like the bit about exercise sets – because patience is a virtue when preparing steel cut oats.

I boiled ~ a cup of steel cut oats with ~ a cup of pearl millet in water until tender. (took about 20 mins for this quantity and I could watch over it between exercise sets)
After done I let them stand for about 10 min so the mixture really coagulated. then added about a cup of milk to my share of the mix, 1.5 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses, heated for 30 sec. and topped with some sunflower seeds, almonds and strawberries. (i wouldn’t otherwise have strawberries with hot cereal but I didn’t mind it with this. will also try with cut apple).

After the grains are boiled you can keep the mix in the fridge for a couple of days and take a cupful everyday and prepare hot cereal with milk and toppings for b’fast.

We have topped with raisins, banana slice, even pomogrenate. Brings a lovely glow to winter mornings. Next we ask Chetana to share her recipe for rajgira, also known as amaranth. Just picked up a kilo from the organic shop in Chembur and waiting to taste it.

  1. Another nutritious addition to our diet is flaxseed. Consumed in whatever way you prefer – as a substitute for ghee in your child’s lentil rice or adding 2-3 tbsp of milled flaxseed flour to your atta, its benefits are multifold. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 and fiber. I should caution that flaxseed oil tends to have a slight bitter taste but mixing it with steaming hot rice and lentils masks the bitterness.



  2. […] oats?  Try Somnath Baba’s family recipe for Oatmeal Sabzi or Sonika Amma’s recipe for steel-cut oats.  How about quinoa?  Here is Meenal Amma’s recipe for quinoa upma. Like this:LikeBe the […]


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