For the ‘Lemon/ Lime recipes‘ theme, I have a very simple and healthy dish with oats today. My husband is not a big fan of oats or may be I should he doesn’t like oats cooked in any way. But I like oats, both in savory & sweet preparations like this breakfast oats or this vegetable oats. I usually make these dishes for myself when my husband is traveling 🙂
Today’s recipe is a healthier alternate to Lemon rice/ Nimmakaya Pulihora. I can eat these lemon flavored oats any time of the day — filling breakfast or light lunch/ dinner. My peanut loving 2 year old loved it too.
2 ~ 4Chilies(adjust as per taste preference) Green
8 ~ 10Curry leaves
Dry roast oats until lightly browned, about 3~4 minutes.
Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add chana dal, urad dal and peanuts. Once the dals start to get golden, add mustard seeds, dry red chilies, ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute till mustard seeds start to splutter.
Add turmeric and pour 1½cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, season with salt and stir in the roasted oats. Lower the heat to simmer, cover and cook till all the water is absorbed.
Remove the lid and cook for 2~3 minutes to evaporate any water that is left. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Mix well and serve hot.