There are times when you want to eat something nutritious, light but quick to make. Quick as in less than 5 minutes. Instant or Quick oats can come to your rescue. I was introduced to Quaker oats in 2006 when it was launched in India. The flavoured oats porridge was my favourite.
Ever since I started taking nutrition in my food seriously, oats has become a dominant part of my diet. I experimented and learnt to make Oats in various forms. I still eat oats at least 4 times a week for Breakfast.
Oats have higher protein, dietary fibre and lesser carbohydrate content than an equal quantity of wheat or rice. Oats helps in lowering Cholesterol, managing blood sugar levels and manage weight.
Curd & Oats is my version of Curd Rice without Rice. It is as light as rice, takes less than 5 minutes to cook and tastes as good as curd rice. I first made Curd and Oats when I had a stomach Infection and was forced to eat non-spicy food. I wanted a change from curd rice, so my nutritionist suggested I can eat oats. I made oats & Curd exactly like curd rice with tempering of mustard and curry leaves and was pleasantly surprised with the taste. It tastes as good as curd rice and is very light. When eating for health keep the tempering very light but otherwise you can add cashews in the tempering. For added weight loss benefits you can add oats bran.