Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oats and Celery Idli

After trying out Veg Inspirations Instant Oats Idli, I just wanted to try various options using the same basic recipe. Thank you Usha for this wonderful recipe. My recent try with this oats idli is celery.

Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids.
Nutrients in the fiber are released during juicing, aiding bowel movements. The natural organic sodium (salt) in celery is very safe for consumption, in fact is essential for the body. Even individuals who are salt-sensitive can safely take the sodium in celery, unlike table salt (iodised sodium) which is harmful for those with high blood pressure.
While many foods lose nutrients during cooking, most of the compounds in celery hold up well during cooking.
Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds.  Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Phenolic acids which block the action of prostaglandins that encourage the growth of tumor cells.  And coumarinswhich help prevent free radicals from damaging cells.


Semolina( preferrably course)- 1 cup
Rolled oats- 1 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Buttermilk-11/4 cup
Coriander leaves- 2 stalk
Bicarbonate of soda- 1 tsp
Celery- 3 big stalks about 12 cm in length
Dried Red Chilli- 2 
Salt as required
For the seasoning:
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal- 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cashewnut- 4 to 5 broken into pieces
Oil-2 tsp
Powder the rolled oats coarsely in a blender. Wash and chop the celery sticks and puree it along with the dried red chillies . Mix together the oats, semolina, pureed  celery,  salt and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.
To prepare the seasoning heat the oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dhal,   cumin seeds and cashew nuts. When the dhal and nuts are light brown in colour, add the seasoning to the flour mixture and mix well.

Now add the yogurt, buttermilk and finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well to make a batter. Immediately pour the idli batter in the greased idli moulds and steam it. This would be a perfect breakfast or dinner with  Coconut Almond Chutney .

This recipe goes to the event Only Kid's Delight by Foodelicious.

This recipe also goes to the event Steamy Kitchen Event by Cooking Escapades.
It also goes to my own event Iftar Moments: Hijri 1431


NIDHYA said...

Nice one. Looks healthy and tempting.

Heather S-G said...

Oh, I always love dropping by your place...I find something new to me every time! These are sooo cool. And they sound delish =)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks healthy and delicious

Hari Chandana P said...

Healthy and perfect..

megha said...

dis recipe is healthy and unique by the ingredients u hv used.excellent n keep it up

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

healthy n delicious breakfast. lovely presentation Ayeesha.

Lav said...

wow celery in idli sounds cool !! looks healty and tasty !! yumm yumm !!


Unknown said...

wow, that is a very very different and new recipe.

Neetz said...

this sounds so healthingly cool :)..bookmarked!!! i m gonna try this for sure :) will let u know ok dear :)

Sadhana Valentina said...

Hello dear!! This one seems to be a very healthy one...nice presentation...

Unknown said...

Fantastic pictures, Ayeesha..Oats-celery idli sounds and looks very healthy and delicious..Great idea!!

Pari Vasisht said...

Dear ayeesha, The idlis look so good and so thoughtful of you to use celery and oats.
Reagarding the logo, you can just click on the pic and the pic opens in new window, then you can use it.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very interesting combo but has turned out really perfect..

Bergamot said...

looks healthy, celery would definitely add a nice flavor. Thanks for submitting your recipe to Steamy Kitchen Event.


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