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My mother’s healthy oats appam recipe has turned me into an oats fan for life

Published on:7 October 2020, 13:42pm IST
I personally never liked oats, until this fine day when my mother made oats appam for me, and now I can’t stop gorging on this healthy snack
Shreya Gupta
These oats appams are high on taste and nutrition! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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I’m someone who runs far away from anything that’s healthy. No, I am not kidding. My weight has increased considerably, ever since I stopped venturing out during this lockdown. But my dear mother has been concerned, and she’s been trying to help me get back on track to a healthy lifestyle. 

The first thing she did was to swap all my unhealthy snacks with healthy snacking options. On one pleasant evening, she served me piping hot oats appam, and I kept finding reasons to avoid eating it. I hate oats because of its bland taste, and weird texture. But the moment I took the first bite, I was sold. And trust me, I am now a fan for life. 

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Also, read: Not a big fan of oats? This oats omelette recipe will make you fall in love with the breakfast staple

So I thought why not share this amazing recipe with all of you, and here it is: 

What you’ll need:

2 cups roasted oats, powdered
2 cups dahi or curd
½ cup water
½ tsp salt
Finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, carrot, and coriander leaves
1 tsp olive oil

You may call it mini oats idli! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to prepare:

  1. Mix the powdered oats and curd together in a bowl, and keep it aside for 20-25 minutes
  2. After 20-25 minutes, add water to make a batter with thick yet runny consistency
  3. Add all the chopped vegetables, salt to taste, and mix everything properly
  4. Heat the appam maker, and grease the pan
  5. Now, pour the batter carefully in the appam maker and cover it with a lid. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Flip the appam, and cook on the other side as well
  7. Serve hot with coconut or green chutney

This snack is not only healthy, but will keep you full for a long time. Plus the veggies and curd help with improved digestion, and oats, as we all know, are a good source of carbohydrates and fibre!

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So, if you happen to try this anytime soon, do let us know in the comments below how you liked it. Happy snacking!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.