Oats Pongal is a very healthy and easy to cook south indian breakfast. Oats has been becoming very popular with all its health benefits and fast to cook texture. It is said that fiber and other nutrients found in oats may help lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure and also reduces the risk of certain type of cancers.  I have tried in unique method I have added oats rice as well gram dal .. Not only dieters but others should also include oats in their diet to keep themselves fit and healthy.Lets make this creamy ,yummy Oats Venpongal and start our day with an healthy breakfast…

Ingredients :

1 cup Oats (I used quaker oats)

1/3 cup moong dhal

1/3 rice

1 tsp oil

1 tsp ghee

1/2 small spoon tumeric powder

Salt to taste

Water as required

To Temper :

1 tsp cumin seeds

2-3 pieces of cashewnuts

1/4 tsp whole pepper

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 green chilly (chopped)

2 inch piece of ginger(chopped)

A  pinch of Asafoetida

Few curry leaves

Method:

Cook the oats and moong dhal & rice with salt &turmeric powder separately in a cooker for 3-5 whistles and keep it aside

Ghee fry the cashews until golden brown and keep it ready.Mash it well with a laddle, set aside.

Heat oil in a pan,add the items under ’to temper’ column.When they splutter add the asafoetida

Then add cooked moong dal ,rice& oats to the pan Close it with the lid and let it cook on low flame for  1-2 min until it mix well ..Check for salt.

Garnish with cashew nuts and serve hot with coconut chutney or pongal sambar.

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