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Oats khichdi is a simple everyday fare which can be enjoyed by one and all. Healthy Indian oats khichdi is very easy and quick to make too, so you are far from a big preparation list. Learn

how to make oats khichdi for weight loss.

Oats khichdi is a healthy one dish meal made with oats and yellow moong dal as main ingredients. Begin with a tempering. Heat little oil in a pressure cooker and add green chilli paste and garlic paste and sauté for a while. Add some turmeric powder and sauté as well. Follow it by the addition of rolled oats and washed and drained moong dal. Again sauté for 2 minutes. Finally add water and salt and allow it to cook for 2 whistles. Cool the cooker slightly and serve the oats moong dal khichdi immediately.

With 157 calories per serving, it adds not too many calories. But provides a good dose of protein by lending 6.6 g per serving. This healthy Indian oats khichdi is a great option for light dinner. Serve it with curd for an added protein boost.

Oats moong dal khichdi is also a good source of fiber and thus beneficial for weight loss, PCOS, diabetes, heart disease as well as hypertensives. Keep a track of the portion size and you are all set to enjoy a healthy fare. The fiber will help you manage your blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels in a more better way.

Yellow moong dal provides fair amounts of iron too. Thus, overall this oats khichdi will keep up your energy levels while soothing the stomach too. With not too many spices in it, this khichdi is sure to suit senior citizens and kids both.

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Oats Khichdi recipe - How to make Oats Khichdi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

For Oats Khichdi
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

For Serving With Oats Khichdi
low-fat curd (dahi)
Method

For oats khichdi

    For oats khichdi
  1. To make oats khichdi, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the green chilli paste, garlic paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the oats and yellow moong dal and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes
  3. Add 2 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Serve oats khichdi immediately with low-fat curds.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Serving this oats khichdi immediately is important to avoid it being lumpy and sticky.

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  2. What is khichdi ? Think comfort food, and khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. Easy to make, a one pot dish dinner, and a one dish meal, the khichdi is the epitome of convenience. Breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner, if you want a simple meal in a hurry, look no further than the humble khichdi.    Khichdi is usually made with a combination of grains and dals, cooked till soft and mushy, just a little thicker than porridge. This makes it comforting to the palate and easy to digest too. Most commonly, khichdi is made of rice and moong dal. This Dal Khichdi is perhaps the homeliest meal that one can think of, the only food you can think of having after a bout of fever or a depressing day! 
  3. Khichdi can also be made with broken wheat, sooji, millets, barley, oats, and so on. Try the Fada ni KhichdiOats KhichdiBuckwheat Khichdi or Barley Khichdi.    The simplest khichdi is flavoured with turmeric and jeera tempered in ghee. However, more spices and veggies too can be added to make more elaborate khichdis like the Handi Khichdi. By adding more vegetables, you can make the khichdi more balanced and just right to have as a complete breakfast on any day. Have a go at the Tarkari KhichdiBajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, and Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi

Why is oats good for you?

  1. This is what oats looks like.  Oats are hardy cereal grains with a mild, nutty flavour that comes from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Rolled oats (Quaker Oats in India) do not go through any refining processes, so they are whole foods, losing none of their nutritional properties. Oatmeal is the porridge made by cooking oats in milk.
  2. Oats are Protein Rich : Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. Slightly over 10% of its energy comes from Protein.
  3. Oats have Healthy Fats : Nearly 15% of the energy of Oats comes from Fats which are healthy fats good for you. 
  4. Oats are also a very good dessert ingredient because they are low in sugar, have a low Glycemic Index and are loaded with soluble fibre. You can give this Oats and Dates Kheer - a sugar free dessert definitely a try. See detailed 16 super benefits of oats

How to make Oats Khichdi

  1. To prepare oats khichdi recipe | healthy Indian oats khichdi | oats moong dal khichdi | how to make oats khichdi for weight loss, heat the oil in a pressure cooker. You can even make use of ghee or butter for a richer flavor.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the green chili paste. If preparing for kids, skip adding the chilli paste.
  3. Add garlic paste.
  4. Add turmeric powder.
  5. Sauté healthy Indian oats khichdi on a medium flame for a few seconds or until the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add the oats. Oats are rich in fiber, magnesium, iron, and vitamins. Additionally,  it helps to control weight and also reduces the risk of heart diseases, cholesterol problems. We have used quick cooking rolled oats to make this oats khichdi recipe, but you can use any variety.
  7. Add yellow moong dal to make oats moong dal khichdi. You can replace yellow moong dal with green moong dal or any other lentil/pulses of your choice. The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal
  8. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. We haven’t used any vegetables but you can any vegetables of your choice like potatoes, French beans, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, capsicum, tomatoes etc. Refer this recipe of to make one.
  9. Add 2 cups of hot water.
  10. Add salt.
  11. Mix well and pressure cook oats khichdi for weight loss for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Our easy and healthy oats khichdi recipe is ready.
  12. Serve oats khichdi | healthy Indian oats khichdi | oats moong dal khichdi | how to make oats khichdi for weight loss |  immediately with low-fat curd. Serving this khichdi immediately is important to avoid it being lumpy and sticky. If you are eating oats khichdi after some time then adjust the consistency by adding more water before serving. Eating oats with milk all the time is boring. Here are some more popular and interesting healthy recipes from our website made using oats :

Tips for oats khichdi

  1. Use hot water. It will reduce cooking time.
  2. You can also add and saute a handful of mixed vegetables before adding the oats. You will then have to adjust the quantity of water accordingly. 

FAQ for oats khichdi

  1. Q. Can a diabetic have oats dal khichdi ? A. Yes, this is a super healthy oats khichdi | Indian oats khichdi | oats moong dal khichdi | how to make oats khichdi for weight loss |  which we make very often. Perfect for diabetics and i would suggest to use peanut oil for the recipe. 
Accompaniments

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy157 cal
Protein6.6 g
Carbohydrates20.7 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.8 mg
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Oats Khichdi
5
 on 21 Oct 19 12:43 PM


Thank you for this recipe. Oats and Dhal! What a lovely combination! And a dish that should help me with my diabetes, weight and love of kichidi and pongal. I cannot wait to try this out.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Bigem, this is a super healthy recipe which we make very often. Perfect for diabetics and i would suggest to use peanut oil for the recipe.
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21 Oct 19 02:36 PM
Oats Khichdi
5
 on 13 Mar 17 08:13 AM


Thanks for sharing these ibs recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Smital, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Mar 17 08:38 AM
Oats Khichdi
5
 on 11 Jul 15 10:58 AM


Yummmm, is what my colleague payal says... She makes it quite often... I am going to give it a try as well.
Oats Khichdi
5
 on 27 Jul 12 02:08 PM


Oats khichdi is very healthy and easy to make...the garlic gives a nice flavour to this khichdi....it is best for diabetic people as there is no rice used in this recipe....Must try !