My mother’s healthy oats appam recipe has turned me into an oats fan for life
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.
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
How to prepare:
- Mix the powdered oats and curd together in a bowl, and keep it aside for 20-25 minutes
- After 20-25 minutes, add water to make a batter with thick yet runny consistency
- Add all the chopped vegetables, salt to taste, and mix everything properly
- Heat the appam maker, and grease the pan
- Now, pour the batter carefully in the appam maker and cover it with a lid. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Flip the appam, and cook on the other side as well
- 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!
So, if you happen to try this anytime soon, do let us know in the comments below how you liked it. Happy snacking!