Would you choose a lot of money but the catch is that you can never eat South Indian food like ” Oats Idli with Peanut Chutney” for the rest of your life? I would certainly choose the humble idli and dosa over any amount of money. Our reasons are multi-layered: it is simple and easy to make, it satisfies you for a considerable amount of time, and uses the minimum amount of fats or oils moreover it is an ayurvedic recipe. Thus, it checks all the boxes required to crown them as super-healthy. Besides, the taste is seriously addictive(in a positive way) and the chutneys are to die for. What else can we ask?
So when we talk about idli, we need it to be spongy, perfectly steamed, and simply tempting. This variation is aimed towards managing blood sugar levels, so oats were used instead of rice flour, and fruit salt (Eno) was used to make this instantly. Other than that no changes are required for this classic recipe. So in this Ayurvedic recipe we will tell you the recipe of tasty and healthy Oats Idli with Peanut Chutney.
Health Benefits of Oats Idli and Peanut Chutney
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
- Rich in protein and fibre
- Aids in Digestion
- Promotes weight loss
Ingredients used in this Ayurvedic Recipe:
- 1 tbsp A2 Ghee
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek, cumin
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 2 cloves
- 1 tbsp Chana + Urad Dal
- 10-15 peanuts
- Curry leaves
- 1 big chopped onion
- 1 big tomato
- Dry red chili + salt + turmeric powder as required
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup rava (sooji)
- 1/2 cup curd
- Salt as per taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
- Mix oats and rava (sooji) and grind them together to a semi-fine powder.
- Add salt, curd, chopped onions, grated carrot, and coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly and let it sit for 15 minutes to half an hour. Rawa (sooji) and oats soak lots of moisture so the mixture will be lumpy after the desired rest. Add an adequate amount of water, which will depend upon the type of oats used.
- For the tadka- add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dry red chillies with cashews, into a tempering ladle full of A2 ghee. When crackles, add it to the rava (sooji) and oats mixture and mix well.
- Add water if required and in the end, add eno and pour the batter into pre-oiled moulds and let the oats idli steam for 15-20 mins.
- Heat A2 ghee in a pan and add fenugreek seeds, cumin, cinnamon stick, chana and urad dal, along with curry leaves and let them crackle. Then add dry red chillies and peanuts and roast them for a while. Now add onion, and tomatoes with salt and turmeric and let them cook with the lid on.
- Let the mixture cool and grind it into a fine paste. Enjoy the hot oats idli with tempting peanut chutney.
Ingredients with benefits:
- A2 Ghee helps to treat digestive problems and reduces insomnia, headaches, and asthma plus it reduces harmful cholesterol without causing clogs. Furthermore, it increases your immunity and is exceptional for those looking to shed weight besides being suitable for lactose intolerants.
- Fenugreek seeds help to raise testosterone levels and boost sperm count while also reducing the risk of diabetes. Moreover, it dims the risk of heart and blood pressure conditions while acting as an analgesic.
- Cumin seeds promote digestion while having a memory-sharpening effect, courtesy of terpenes, phenols, flavonoids, and alkaloids present in them. And it also improves the taste by the magnitude by adding it in tempering.
- Cinnamon provides a heating potency that improves metabolic rate and enhances immunity and is good for your heart and it also helps to control your blood sugar level. Moreover, it has many rejuvenating properties as it is enriched with antioxidants.
- Chana Urad Dal is a very rich source of protein that keeps your heart in a revitalized condition. Moreover, they are diabetic-friendly as they improve insulin response which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This combination also lowers blood pressure as it is high in fibre and other vital nutrients.
- Oats help to lower blood glucose levels to healthy parameters while also helping in weight loss. Being a healthy grain for diabetics it is also known to reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Peanuts are rich in protein, fat, and fibre and maybe the mere mention of fats startles you for a while but rest assured these are good fats that help lower your cholesterol levels.
- Curry leaves have potent amounts of the antioxidant compound and are considered very good for digestion. Furthermore, they impart an earthy yet distinct flavor that is a must in a South Indian dish.
- Rava (Sooji) gives you instant energy and makes you feel satiated with food for a decent interval of time. Plus it has lots of iron and other essential nutrients that promote heart health and support the nervous system while helping in your weight loss routine.
- Curd is a good source of protein and calcium which ensures healthy weight management. Moreover, it has probiotic compounds that help in improving digestion and immunity. It also helps to improve the health of bones, teeth, and hair while removing premature wrinkles and dark spots.
Our diet is the fuel on which we function, thus it makes sense to use the best and optimum material(food) available. Sometimes we can get away with what we have to do to get going, but that should not be part of our routine.
In other words, we should consume the food our body requires rather than what we crave. One way to reconcile this is to consider the principles of evolutionary nutrition, which suggests that our bodies are adapted to certain types of foods and eating patterns that were prevalent during human evolution. This approach emphasizes the importance of whole, minimally processed foods and suggests that the healthiest diet and ayurvedic recipe may be similar to our ancestors’ diets.
Moreover, our ancestors accidentally developed Idli. Someone left the mixture of rava (sooji) and water out for some time and it got sour. And it’s our human tendency to experiment(to say let’s try this). Thus they steamed it and there we had the first basic recipe of idli manifested in reality. So we should thank them as South Indian food is the new trend for netizens these days. Simple comfort food made with basic technique and the touch of nature’s fermentation. Yes, we have shared the instant ayurvedic recipe of oats idli with peanut chutney recipe with you. Still, if you want the authentic taste and probiotics we obtain from fermented foods, then you should mix the rava, oats powder with curd and add sufficient water and leave it out covered in a warm place for the night and enjoy the idlis in the morning.
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