Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids


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Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids

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Who does not like to munch on bhel, the all-time favourite Indian roadside snack? The spectra of flavours and textures packed into a bowlful of bhel is truly mind-boggling and makes it a hot favourite with young and old alike.

We recreate the same wonderful experience in a healthier way, for kids to enjoy as an after-school treat . Oats and poha are roasted till crisp and perked up with crunchy peanuts, tongue-tickling chutneys and juicy veggies.

Do not forget to add a dash of lemon juice as it is instrumental in boosting the flavours of the Oats Bhel.

You can also treat your kids to other healthy snacks like the Moong Sprouts Dosa and Multigrain Palak Paneer Roti .

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Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids recipe - How to make Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup thin beaten rice (poha)
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp green chutney
1 tbsp sweet chutney
1/4 cup pomegranate (anar)
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the oats and poha in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 5 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the same broad non-stick pan, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the oats-poha mixture, turmeric powder and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and toss well.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids recipe with step by step photos
  1. Take the oats in a broad non-stick pan. We have used quick rolling oats for this recipe. Apart from being gluten-free, they are rich in fibre and anti-oxidants & help in weight loss. To know more about the health benefits of oats check our glossary.
  2. Add poha in the same pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 5 minutes. They will turn light brown in colour and crunchy in texture.
  3. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in the same broad non-stick pan, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. You can also add toasted nuts and seeds to make this healthy snack. Masala peanuts and masala chana dal are usually used to give a nice bite to the bhel but they are not healthy.
  5. Add the oats-poha mixture.
  6. Add the turmeric powder and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl. Keep aside to cool completely. You can toss this and store in an air-tight container. Just before serving , add all the veggies and chutney & your healthy oats bhel is ready in no time.
  8. Add the finely chopped onions.
  9. Furthermore, add the finely chopped tomatoes. If raw mangoes are available then add some after chopping them finely.
  10. Add the finely chopped coriander. You can also toss in some mixed sprouts or boiled chana to increase the health quotient of the oats bhel.
  11. Add chaat masala and lemon juice. They give a refreshing, tangy flavour to the oats bhel.
  12. Add the sweet chutney.
  13. Finally, add pomegranate. The pleasant sweet taste enhances the overall flavours of the healthy oats bhel.
  14. Mix everything well with the help of two spoons.
  15. Serve immediately or else it will turn soggy. Oats bhel chaat is a better option to our traditional chaat recipes like sukha bhel. It is also a healthy filling snack variant for people looking for recipes to lose weight. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy298 cal
Protein7.7 g
Carbohydrates37.9 g
Fiber5 g
Fat13.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.9 mg

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Reviews

Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids
5
 on 19 Jul 17 04:27 PM


I always thought bhel can be made only with mumra but I was wrong when I cam across this recipe, the oats used along with little poha made an exciting snack recipe that was so easy, chatpatta that kids and adults all loved it.