Steel cut oats are becoming increasingly more popular over other kind of grains due to to their excellent health benefits. Oats are often referred to as power foods since they are full of proteins, fibers and also a source of many vitamins and minerals. Try this recipe out to include steel cut oats in your diet as a healthy and yummy treat…
This recipe is a combination two separate process. First step is to pre-cook the steel cut oats with coconut milk, which could could then be used in different oat recipes. Second step is to use this ingredient and make Savolry Masala Oats shown in the featured image.
Steel-cut Oat Cooked in Coconut Milk
- Steel cut oats – 1 cup
- Coconut milk – 1 cup
- Water – 2 cup
- Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Coconut oil – 1 tbs (not shown in picture)
Pre-cook Method to make Savory Oats:
- Heat coconut oil in sauce pan until melted then roast steel cut oats until golden and fragrant.
- Add in 2 cups of water bring it to a boil now add 1 cup of coconut milk and let it simmer for 20- 25 minutes.
- Add a pinch of salt. Basic Steel cut oats are ready you can make it in a big batch and keep it in a fridge for saving time.
Until this point you can cook oats in a big batch and store some in the fridge for use later in other recipes. Below is one way of preparing these cooked oats.
Savory Masala Oats Recipe:
- Oats – 1 cup pre-cooked
- Green peas – 1 cup
- Onion – 1 medium size diced into small pieces
- Broccoli florets – 1 cup
- Carrot – 1 medium size diced finely
- Bell pepper (any color or mixed) – 1 chopped finely
- Green chilies – 2 to 3 chopped (depending on your spice level preference)
- Ginger – 1 inch piece of chopped
- Curry leaves – few
- Mixed nuts – 1/4 cup
- Oil – 1/2 to 1 tbs to cook
- Juice of 1 lime or lemon
- Cilantro – hand full chopped
- Asafoetida (hing) – 1 pinch
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Salt – as per taste
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Red chill powder – 1/2 tsp
- Chat masala – 1/2 tsp
- Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
- Heat oil in a wide pan and then add a pich of asofoetida, cumin and mustard seeds.
- When seeds start spluttering, add mixed nuts and roast for a minute until they are golden brown in color.
- Now add ginger chilies and curry leaves to the mixture.
- Saute for a minute then add chopped onion and cook until onions become translucent
- While continuing to stir add broccoli, peas, carrots and peppers.
- Now add all the spices and mix it again to make sure all the spices are well mixed.
- Finally add oats, mix and let it cook for a few minutes to soak all the flavors
- Lastly sprinkle cilantro and add some lemon juice.
Your savory masala oats are now ready to for breakfast, quick lunch, kids lunch box or any other meal. Hope you like it. Let us know how it turned out for you….