Oats Puttu

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Oats Puttu

Ingredients:
1. 1 cup oats
2. ¾ cup grated coconut
3. Salt to taste
4. Water for sprinkling

Preparation:
1. Take ½ cup of warm water and add little salt(~ ¼ tsp) and keep it aside.
2. Take a plate, add a cup of oats, ½ of the coconut and mix well. Sprinkle few drops of water and mix oat. The oats should be just moistened with water. To test take a hand full of oats and press, the mixture is ready if it can retain the shape.
3. Take a puttu vessel and add coconut first then the oats mixture and a layer of coconut. Continue the procedure till the puttu vessel is full and steam the puttu.
4. Serve hot with Kadala Curry / Potato Curry /Sugar and banana.

Health Benefits

  •  It is an easy recipe, can be prepared in a short time. For working people who has very less time to cook up an elaborate breakfast or dinner it is a very good and a healthy option.
  •  Oats contains fiber which helps and stabilizes the levels of cholesterol.
  •  A daily serving of whole oats rich in soluble fibre can reduce hypertension and control blood sugar.
  • Oats is high in insoluble fiber can help regulate bowel movements and prevent digestive system problems.
  • As the soluble fiber is also high in oats, it gets digested easily, it makes you feel full longer which helps with weight loss.
  •  Oats are especially rich in thiamin and folate. Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, is essential for energy metabolism, nervous system health and the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the body’s source of cellular energy. Folate contributes to the synthesis of red blood cells, DNA and RNA. Adequate folate intake may decrease the risk of cancer, depression and heart disease. Pregnant women who eat plenty of folate-rich foods like oats may be less likely to have a child with birth defects.
  •  Oats contain a significant amount of zinc and iron in every 1/2-cup serving. Zinc plays a role in immune, reproductive and endocrine system function and may help prevent cancer, heart disease, age-related macular degeneration and neurological problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Iron is a crucial component of red blood cell and ATP synthesis.

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