Monday, July 31, 2017

Oats and Vegetable Sanja (Savory Oats with mixed Vegetables)


Hello everyone, I am back after a long time. Busy with summer activities, kids and work!!

'Sanja' - is traditionally made from semolina (cream of wheat) in Maharashtra. It is loved by everyone in our family. This recipe is a twist on traditional since I made it out of Oats today to make it healthier. This was our quick fix lunch today. It turned out to be really yummy and got a thumbs up from the kids too :)

Ingredients: 1 cup - Quick cooking oats, 1 medium onion chopped, mixed veg (any ones that you like - 1/2 cup),  tempering: 3-4 tsp Oil,  1 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4th tsp asofoetida, few curry leaves, 1-2 green chillies, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp Sambar masala (optional), Salt to taste.

Method: Roast the quick cooking oats in a pan till they turn very light golden in color. Heat oil in the pan and add  mustard seeds and let them crackle, then add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder. Add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 mins till the onion is soft. Then add the mixed vegetables, and cover and cook for additional 2-3 mins till the vegetables are soft. Add sambar masala (this adds an interesting flavor) and stir and add the roasted oats and salt and 1 &1/2 cups water. Cover and cook it on medium low heat for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy Oats and Vegetable Sanja (Savory Oats and Vegetables) with yogurt or pickle!! 

Till my next post, take care everyone.

10 comments:

Ria J said...

Welcome back! This looks really healthy and yum.

R said...

@Ria J - thank you so much friend!

Shobha said...

Such a healthy dish.

Amrita Roy said...

this is a very good dish for breakfast

Rachel said...

Good to see you back in action, love all the healthy veggies in there and oats too. Want to try this one.

R said...

@Shobha: Absolutely, thanks!

R said...

@Amrita Roy: Yes, indeed. Thanks!

R said...

@Rachel: Awww, thanks so much, much appreciated :)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

this recipe looks so unique...yum

R said...

@Anupa Joseph: Doesn't it? Thanks so much!