Monday, September 26, 2011

Oats Pilaf

I am glad summer is over and I am back trying to get back to routine. Even though I love summer, nothing gets done during summer.  This year even more as my sister was visiting me  ...(explains my long absence from blogosphere). It was wonderful was like running a marathon, shopping, cooking, eating out, sightseeing, more shopping and endless chit chat. Now that she is back having big time withdrawal symptoms....can't wait till I see her again......and we do our shopping marathon. :) :) !!

Well I did a lot of cooking this summer but unfortunately there was no time for pictures and when I did take pictures they were not the best to say the least. The most disappointing was a wonderful upside down pineapple cake I baked, so colorful......well...... :( : ( will have to wait till I bake it again!  The Oats Pilaf is something new I tried and the verdict - will make it again!!

1 cup : old fashioned oats
1/3 rd cup : bell peppers chopped in small cubes
1/3 cup : onion finely chopped
1/3 rd cup : other vegetables like carrot peas, beans : finely chopped - optional
3/4 cup butter milk ( very watery consistency)

1 tbsp: oil
1/2 tsp :mustard seed
1/2 tsp cumin seed
salt to taste
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2  tbsp biryani masala

In a saucepan heat oil, add mustard and let it splatter now add cumin and after the cumin is fried add the onion and roast till it is golden brown add the bell pepper and the rest of the vegetables -  saute, add the butter-milk bring to a boil, add the oats and let it boil for 2-3 min, close the lid and let it sit for 5-7 min. make sure there is no more water left then add salt, biryani masala and juice of lemon stir well and garnish with cilantro :) serve hot

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  1. Wow that's looking too yummy and tasty.

  2. Sooo healthy and yummy!!! I can live on this if I had to :)

  3. Interesting, does it taste like aval?


  4. Good alternative to rice.
    Healthy and looks delicious...lovely color.

  5. my3 what is aval? it has a nutty flavor somewhat like aval?


  6. Wat a healthy,hearty and filling pilaf..

  7. wow wonderful and healthy recipe,i love all the clicks...very nice.

  8. A healthy & yummy pilaf!!! Buttermilk gives it a nice flavor too...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. am bookmarking thi...such a healthy flavourful pilaf recipe.

  10. wonderful pilaf with buttermilk so so good..

  11. very delicious n yummy pulav..looks nice

  12. wow i like the use of buttermilk and biryani masala in the recipe, the flavor must be really delicious!

  13. Healthy n yummy pilaf.. Awesome!!
    Lovely space too..
    Do drop by my space
    Erivum Puliyum

  14. oats pilaf sounds like a brilliant idea..looks yum

  15. Ooh never heard of Oats pilaf. Looks yumm and spicy.
    Thanks for dropping by and for those lovely comments.

  16. Oats pilaf is a great idea! the addition of buttermilk...

  17. Supergood recipe Dear,Luv it and the Exotic clicks.U have a fantastic blog of delicious recipes and Wish to join U.Following U.

  18. thats one interesting pilaf recipe....loved the clicks and recipe..


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