Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Oats Veg Bhakri


Hello Friends, Its been quite a while ( to be precise almost 6 years ) since I have published any post on my blog. I might say that a lot of water has flown under the bridge. My grand-daughter just completed six years now and in the meantime, we have also changed our residence. So, overall it was quite hectic these last few years; but seeing my grand daughter growing up gave me and my spouse enough joy and believe me she is quite a handful! 

Well, I am now trying to get back to blogging  {I hope I have not forgotten how to go about it :) }.  I have now to get in touch with all my blogger friends, and hope to revive their contacts too. Looking forward to  your comments and reply like the good old days.

Frankly speaking, what gave me this sudden impetus to restart my blog is that I participated (having got the info from my husband's nephew) in a recipe contest organised by youthofGSB (Gowd Saraswat Brahmin community to which I belong) and they have published all the recipes in the book named Gowd Saraswat Recipe contest book in a pdf format. I think that's enough of my blabbering.  

As you all know that we are all looking for a healthy breakfast to start our day. I was in a mood to start something new and hence started searching on the net for some oats preparation. After a lot of search, I came across Oats Bhakri. I made some changes to suit the texture & palate. Bhakri is generally spread thickly. You can also refer to my earlier recipe of Red Pumpkin Bhakri



Oats Veg Bhakri served with a dollop of white home made butter




Ingredients:

Oats (Instant)            - 1 cup
Semolina (regular)    - 1/2 cup
Curds                         - 1/4 cup
Green chillies            - 1 or 2 chopped
Water                        - approx 1 cup
Corriander leaves      - a small bunch chopped
Grated carrot             - 2 tbsps
Capsicum (chopped) - 2 tbsps
Tomato (chopped)     - 1 medium
Onion (chopped)       - 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying


Method:

  1.  In a bowl, mix oats, semolina and salt.
  2.  Add curds & mix again.
  3. Next add water to dilute it slightly.
  4. Now add all the chopped vegetables, green chilies and coriander leaves and give it a good mix.
  5. At this stage, add water and mix again without any lumps. The batter should not be very dilute or thick. Let it sit for for about 10 mins.
  6. In the meantime, heat a griddle or tawa . Smear oil
  7. When the pan is hot enough, lower the heat and spread a ladle of the prepared batter not thinly.
  8. Dribble oil all around the bhakri and keep the flame on medium. 
  9. Now flip the bhakri and fry on the other side too.
  10. Continue in the same manner with the remaining batter.
  11. Tastes good with white home made butter.

Preparation Time: 15-20mins
Cooking time       :  20 mins
Makes                   :  8 Bhakris  of  size approx 5-6inches


Ingredients

                                                                   
Oats, Semolina & Salt placed in a bowl
                                               

Curds added to the above mixture
                                                            
Chopped vegetables added to the above mixture
                                       
                                      Batter is mixed thoroughly so that no lumps are formed
                                      
Bhakri has been spread thickly on the hot griddle
                                              

Bhakri has been flipped over


All set & ready to serve
                                                            

Note: 
  • Chop the vegetables as finely as possible.
  • Oats can also be powdered though not much change in the texture of the bhakri.
  • Do not spread the batter thinly.
  • Serve with any chutney of your choice if you do not have white butter.
  • Bhakris have to be eaten hot.