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5 healthy & lip-smacking recipes this season

Naahid Siddique shares five healthy, lip smacking recipes for Ramadan. She is a Certified Human Performance Nutritionist at Fast&Up GoodEatz

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1) Healthy Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter/ extra light virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces fully cooked sweet vegan sausage
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup GoodEatz masala oats
  • 1/8th teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cherry, tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup packed baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 large lemon wedge

Method:

>Step 1:

Heat 1 tsp butter/olive oil in a small nonstick or iron cast skillet over medium heat. Add sausages & cook until evenly browned, about 10mins.

>Step 2:

Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in oats & salt, reduce heat to medium & cook, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender & most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5mins

>Step 3:

Thinly slice the sausage into coins. Stir the sausage, tomatoes & herbs into the cooked oatmeal. Transfer to a bowl. Top with arugula & pine nuts, drizzle the remaining 1tsp oil/butter. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

2) Masala Oats and egg

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup GoodEatz masala oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp onion
  • 1/4 avocado sliced
  • 2 cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large egg, fried
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha

Method:

>Step 1:

Combine oats & water in a small bowl or jar.

Cover & refrigerate overnight.

>Step 2:

Stir in onion & microwave in 30sec intervals, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Arrange in a bowl with Avocado & tomatoes. Top with the egg & sriracha.

Tips:

People with celiac or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labelled โ€œgluten-freeโ€, as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat & barley.

3) Oats Bhajia

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup GoodEatz masala oats
  • 1/2 cup Chickpeas flour
  • 1/4 cup Rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • A pinch hing
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • Oil for frying

Method:

>Step 1:

Soak oats in 1/2 a cup of water for 5mins. Meanwhile, in a bowl take the flours with red chilli powder, salt, hing, cumin & fennel seeds & mix well.

>Step 2:

Add the soaked oats & give a good mix. Finally, add curry leaves & chopped coriander leaves & mix them & keep it ready. Now our bhajia batter is ready.

>Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan, when the oil is hot enough, take the batter in your hand & just drop it gently into the oil. We donโ€™t need to make circles out of the batter, we could just drop the batter here & there & keep the flame at medium & fry. Gently stir & turn the bhajia to fry them evenly from all sides. When they turn golden brown colour & crispy, remove them from the oil & place it in a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Repeat the same for the remaining batter. Serve hot with a dip of your choice.

4) Crispy Oats Cutlets

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup GoodEatz masala oats
  • 1/4 cup water (soak oats for 5 mins)
  • 1/4 cup capsicum
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 or 2 green chilled
  • 2 tsp extra light virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste, 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chilled or chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1tsp corn flour
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs

Method:

>Step 1:

Take 2tsp oil in a nonstick pan, Add ginger & garlic paste, onion, 1 or 2 green chilled, chopped capsicum, grated carrots, boiled sweet corn & grated potato, lemon juice & sautรฉ well. Then Add soaked oats. Mix it well.

Add salt, chilli flakes, black pepper & chat powder, mix it very well.

>Step 2:

Add 1 tsp cornflour powder, mix it well. Let the mixture cool down completely.

Start making cutlets. Take oil in your hands & start giving shape of cutlets.

Give the cutlets coating of breadcrumbs by dusting the breadcrumbs very well on the cutlets.

>Step3:

Take 2 tsp oil in a nonstick pan to shallow fry the cutlets.

Fry untill golden brown & crispy.

5) Masala Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup GoodEatz masala oats( blended well to dry powder)
  • 1tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon chilli flakes
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp butter

Method:

>Step 1:

Add to the blender the oats blend it until a fine powder. Add flour, egg,

Baking powder, baking soda, add butter, keep gradually adding milk.

Blend it until smooth consistency.

>Step 2:

Remove the batter in a bowl(if the batter is thick & required then add 2 tsp milk for smooth consistency) then add salt to taste, pepper, chilli flakes. Mix it well.

>Step 3:

Take a nonstick pan, grease it with butter, pour the batter into a round pancake ๐Ÿฅž size, cook it on low, once done, flip on the other side, add grease it with butter & continue cooking on low flame until done on both sides. Enjoy hot savory pancakes.

Tip:

For sweet & savory flavour you can top it with cream or a fruit of your choice, & sugar-free maple syrup.

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