Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Oats, Oats, Oats!!!! This is the word we are hearing nowadays wherever we go…Whether it is a fitness consultant, medical consultant, dietitian, or nutritionist, the first thing everyone recommends is Oats. The craze has caught up because of its high medicinal properties. Eating Oats regularly lowers the blood cholesterol level. A diet which is rich in Oats helps stabilize blood glucose levels. It also has some unique fatty acids and antioxidants which together with vitamin E slow cell damage thus reducing the risk of cancer. It also absorbs the fat and flushes out of the system and helps constipation because of its high fiber content. Thus, it has become a responsibility of every mother and wife to be innovative in cooking up new dishes using Oats. I tried Morkali using Oats today which turned quite tasty. Hope it will be useful for many of you and will enjoy the dish.


Oats – 2 cups

Buttermilk – 2 cups

Green chilies – 4

Ginger – 1 small piece

Asafoetida – a pinch

Curry leaves – few

Salt – to taste


Mustard seeds – 1/4 tbp

Urad dal – 1/4 tbp

Bengal gram – 1/4 tbp


· Powder the oats finely using grinder.

· Make a smooth paste of ginger and green chilies separately.

· Mix the oats powder, ginger-green chilly paste, asafoetida, salt in buttermilk in a container.

· Heat oil in a pan, add seasoning items one by one. Once the seasoning is ready, add curry leaves, then add the oats powder-buttermilk batter, stir continuously and cook until it doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan. Care should be taken in stirring because it might form lumps otherwise.

· Serve hot with any sambar or chutney. I had with vattha kuzhambu and that too went well with this.


Uma said...

morkali looks so delcious. Thanks for useful info on oats.

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks for visiting my blog...urs too its amazing...and the recipe oats morkali is new to me..its very healthy and loved ur presenttion..

rekhas kitchen said...

kali with oats hummmmm intrestin will try and tell you

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Uma and Suma Rajesh..

Yeah Rekha, let me know once you have tried..

Adlak's tiny world said...

Y dont u change the blog name dear.. from Enthaligai to Nutritious Thaligai hm....

Diffrnt n healthy recepi.. keep it up...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new to me. Looks gr8.

Jaishree said...

Morkali looks so delcious..Different healthy recepie..Nice information abt oats with lovely presentation:)

anudivya said...

I like this a lot... with oats it is great!

Malar Gandhi said...

Morkali looks very inviting to me, friend!

Btn...checked my comments today in the other blog?(diet world)I hardly keep a track of it, no one reads!:( I am glad that you liked it! Thanks.

Wish you bump into my food blog tho'...hmmm I even post veggie recipes!:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Its a total new recipe....Oats is a healthy meal...good one.

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Adlak's, KF, Jaishree, Anu, Malar, and Nithya for your encouraging comments..

DEESHA said...

same here, oats has become such an in-thing now. everyone makes everything with oats these days. Likked your recipe

Suhasini Deepak said...

Hi.This seems to be a yummy recipe and I guess it consumes less oil compared to rice flour morkali.Also it can b cooked very fast