Oats Porridge

oats-porridge

Oats Porridge

Oats in Hindi जई jaee

 Kingdom: Plantae

Order:      Poales

Family:      Poaceae

Genus:      Avena

Species:    A. sativa

Angiosperms

Monocots

Commelinids

Botanical name: Avena sativa

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other cereals and pseudo cereals. While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats.

Difference between rolled oats and quick oats?

Old-fashioned rolled oats: These are made by steaming the toasted groats and then running them between rollers to create flakes. Rolled oats can be eaten as is or cooked into oatmeal (it takes about ten minutes). Quick-cooking oats: These are simply rolled into thinner flakes, so they cook a little faster.

Cultivation:

Oats are best grown in temperate regions. They have a lower summer heat requirement and greater tolerance of rain than other cereals, such as wheat, rye or barley, so are particularly important in areas with cool, wet summers, such as Northwest Europe and even Iceland. Oats are an annual plant, and can be planted either in autumn (for late summer harvest) or in the spring (for early autumn harvest).

Hi friends! What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning schedule than with a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oats porridge. Oats add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes.

Oats Porridge

Prep Time : 5 minutes

Cook time : 5-6 minutes

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Serve : 2

Ingredients :

·         1/2 tea cup Oats

·         1 1/2 tea cups milk

·         1 tea cup water

·         15 Almonds, powdered

·         2 tbsp Chironji

·         2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds (skin removed)

·         2 tbsp Sunflower seeds (skin removes)

·         2 tbsp Musk melon seeds (skin removed)

·         1 tsp flax seed powder

·         6 Dates, seeded and cut into small pieces

Method:

Step 1.

Take water in a pan, add white oats bring it to boil. Add milk  bring it to a boil reduce the heat. Add almonds , chironji, all three types of seeds to the oats and cook for about five minutes or till it reaches a thick consistency.

Step 2.

Add Dates, flax seed powder and stir to mix it. Serve hot in porridge bowls.

Note: If you want sweet porridge, add four tea spoons of sugar and mix it.

Possible Health Benefits:

Oats Lower Cholesterol Levels

A steaming bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your day, especially if you are trying to prevent or are currently dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Lowering high cholesterol levels can therefore significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Unique Oat Antioxidants Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Now, the latest research suggests they may have another cardio-protective mechanism.

Prevent Heart Failure with a Whole Grains Breakfast

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization among the elderly in the United States. Success of drug treatment is only partial (ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers are typically used; no evidence has found statins safe or effective for heart failure), and its prognosis remains poor.

Oats May Enhance Immune Response to Infection

In laboratory studies reported in Surgery, beta-glucan significantly enhanced the human immune system’s response to bacterial infection.

Oats May Stabilize Blood Sugar

Studies also show that beta-glucan has beneficial effects in diabetes as well. Type 2 diabetes patients given foods high in this type of oat fiber or given oatmeal or oat bran rich foods experienced much lower rises in blood sugar compared to those who were given white rice or bread. Starting out your day with a blood sugar stabilizing food such as oats may make it easier to keep blood sugar levels under control the rest of the day, especially when the rest of your day is also supported with nourishing fiber-rich foods.

Oats and Other Whole Grains Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Oats and other whole grains are a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion.

Fiber from Whole Grains, Such as Oats, and Fruit Protective against Breast Cancer

Ref. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54

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  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
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Cutlets with Oats

 

(vegetable Cutlets with oats)

What Are Oats and Oatmeal?

Oats are a whole-grain food, known scientifically as Avena sativa. Oat groats, the most intact and whole form of oats, take a long time to cook. For this reason, most people prefer rolled, crushed or steel-cut oats.

Hi friends! Oats Tikki or oats cutlet is easy and healthy snack made with oats, potato, mixed vegetables and spices.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium size Boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup White oats ( I used quaker’s)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1/2 cup French beans finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli cut in to small florets
  • 8 Almonds finely cut
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 level tsp Salt/ or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Semolina

Method:

Step 1.

Take the mixed vegetables in a pressure cooker add 1/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp salt. Place the cooker on the high flame, as soon as pressure is formed, switch off the stove. Cool the cooker, open and take out the vegetables, keep aside.

Step 2.

Boil and mash potatoes, mix in steam cooked vegetables. Add white oats, salt, chili powder, chopped coriander. Mix the ingredients well.

Step 3.

Shape into medium size cutlets . Roll the cutlets in semolina . Cook both sides adding cooking oil slowly on slow fire till golden brown (preferably nonstick tava/ plate/ pan) .

Serve hot with coriander chutney.

  1. Oats Are Incredibly Nutritious

They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan. They also contain more protein and fat than most grains . Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds.

  1. Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants, Including Avenanthramides

Whole oats are high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. Most notable is a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, which are almost solely found in oats.

  1. Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan

Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut.Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.

  1. They Can Lower Cholesterol Levels and Protect LDL Cholesterol From Damage

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally. One major risk factor is high blood cholesterol.Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol levels and protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation.

  1. Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control

Type 2 diabetes is a common disease, characterized by significantly elevated blood sugars. It usually results from decreased sensitivity to the hormone insulin.Oats may help lower blood sugar levels, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes . Due to the soluble fiber beta-glucan, oats may improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels.

  1. Oatmeal is Very Filling and May Help You Lose Weight

Not only is oatmeal (porridge) a delicious breakfast food — it’s also very filling. Eating filling foods may help you eat fewer calories and lose weight. Oatmeal may help you lose weight by making you feel more full. It does this by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing production of the satiety hormone PYY.

Ref. https://authoritynutrition.com/9-benefits-oats-oatmeal/

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.