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Oats and Aubergine – Savoury Porridge/Vangibath

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About:

To someone who has never tried making or eating savory oats, they might sound a little strange. Usually, when we think of oatmeal or porridge, we see sweet fruits and spices folded into the creamy grains. But, believe me, savory oats hit a spot of filling satisfaction that sometimes the sweeter can’t really give. I love to incorporate veggies into mine to bring it full circle.

This dish is similar to Vangibath, south Indian breakfast dish.

Health Benefits:

Including oats in your dialy diet is essential for overall good health. It helps in healthy weight management, reducing cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease

Serves: 2-3
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Oats-1cup
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Cubed eggplants-1cup
  • Tamarind pulp-2tbsp
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-8-10
  • Salt – to taste

For Masala powder:

  • Unsalted roasted peanuts-2tbsp (I used with skin)
  • Red chillies-3
  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Urad dal/split black gram -1tbsp
  • Clove-4
  • Cinnamon-1 stick
  • Cardamom-2
  • Pepper corns-6
  • Curry leaves-8-10

For garnishing:

  • Roasted cashwes/peanuts
  • Chopped fresh cilantro/coriander

Procedure:

For masala powder:

  • Dry roast urad dal, red chillies, clove, cinnamon, pepper corns for 2-3 minutes on a medium low flame, allow it to cool .
  • Once cool place the roasted ingredients with peanuts, curry leaves in a food processor/blender and ground to a fine powder and set aside.
  • Dry roast oats in a pan on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes while stirring often to avoid them from burning. Once done turn off the flame and set aside.

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For porridge:

  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, as it splutters add cumin seeds, curry leaves, onion and saute for a minute or two or until translucent.
  • Add auberging/eggplant , tamarind pulp, salt and saute for 4-5minutes/until tender.
  • Now add 2cups of water  and bring it to boil on a medium heat.
  • As the water comes to boil add roasted oats, lower the flame and stir the oats every minute or so, as they tend to burn the bottom.
  • And cook together for 4-5 minutes (adjust the consistency as per the taste) as the oats will soak the moisture up for the perfect texture.
  • Now finally stir in the ground spice powder 1-2tbsp (or as per the spice preferred) .
  • Turn off the flame, garnish with chopped cilantro/coriander and serve warm.

Serve hot.

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Note:

  • Spices and the consistency can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Green peas/bell peppers or any veggies of choice can be included as  a variation
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on November 24, 2015, in Breakfast, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. Oats and eggplant nice. Chitra, I must say you are thinking out of box

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  2. Vaangi bath with Oats!! very interesting…..

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  3. very innovative, Chitra! looks very yummy!

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  4. Hi Hi! I’m not sure if I was missing a few of your posts, been a while 🙂

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  5. Mouth watering. love the oats eggplant combo!

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  6. wow, that looks gooood.

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  7. Oh my gosh! This sounds so interesting!

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  8. This sounds amazing and something very new for me! yumm

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  9. It sounds interesting and the photos are lovely 😊

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  10. This looks like a great comfort dish for our cooler days!

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  11. Sounds different and delicious ☺☺☺

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  12. Delicious ,healthy bath..Nice recipe Chitra…

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  13. Chitra oats vaangi baath, I can never think of such innovative ideas!! You are awesome!!

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  14. Wow I would have never imagined oats and eggplant together! Awesome Chitra 🙂

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  15. I love how you transform traditional dishes into healthy ones!

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  16. vaangibaat with oats amazing chitra.

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  17. I love vangi bath but never tried with oats…will do it next time I make :)…Lovely share 🙂

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  18. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    One of my favorite Indian dishes is with eggplant. Your recipe looks tasty.

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  19. Wow, that looks good, I think it’s about time I tried savoury oats 🙂

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  20. You don’t need lunch after this 🙂

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  21. Nice meal Chitra. I use oats in bread too, it is healthy too and it fills up the stomach very fast.

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