Mar 30, 2013

Oats Kuzhi Paniyaram / Oats Ponganalu

There are lots of Oats varieties. I did not know this until we bought the wrong variety !!! 
While buying groceries this time, by mistake we bought a different variety of Oats. 

The Old fashioned one, it doesn't get cooked easily in porridge as the quick one. So I started using it in Oats recipes which requires Oats as a powder. Such a recipe here Oats paniyaram..

Ingredients :

Quick Oats - 2 cups
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Water - 3 cups
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Ginger - 1tbsp (chopped)
Mint leaves - a bunch
Salt to taste

Method :

Dry roast the oats. Add the roasted oats along with all the other ingredients and make it into a batter. The consistency should be like a dosa batter.

Heat the Kuzhi paniyaram pan. Pour few drops of oil  in each hole and add the batter to the holes. Close with a lid.

Once it gets cooked, flip the paniyaram and cook it the other side.

Now Take it into a plate and serve hot with Sambar or chutney.

Notes :
  • Wheat flour gives a soft texture inside the paniyaram. If we like, we can increase the quantity of wheat flour, but it might take little longer time to cook .
  • Rice flour adds crispness to the dish.
  • I added yogurt to get the sour taste as we prepare this batter instantly without fermentation.
  • I used the old fashioned oats so I grinded them to a coarse powder before adding it in the picture. You can use Quick oats itself.