Lemon Oats Recipe

Lemon rice is very popular in every household. Think of quick, easy, less labor lunch/dinner options, lemon rice is definitely one of them in Indian households. Are you someone who loves the simplicity of a nice flavour packed lemon rice just like me? Then, I have a piece of good news for you. How about a dish just like lemon rice, but doesn’t even have to do the labor of cooking rice? How about a healthier option than rice? But without compromising on the flavors! How about using oats in place of rice to make Lemon oats? Do you like the idea? Yes, I thought so, cause I like the idea too, and trust me the preparation is much easier and there is no compromising on flavours. For those busy, lazy, last minute dinner ideas, this lemon oats dish fits in perfectly.  Instant Oats (Oatmeal), Water, Onion, Curry leaves, Green Chillies, Ginger, Lemon juice, Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Cumin seeds (Jeera), White Urad Dal (Split), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Asafoetida (hing), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)   1 cup Instant Oats (Oatmeal) 3/4 cup Water 1 Onion 1 sprig Curry leaves 3 Green Chillies 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated 2 tablespoon Lemon juice 1 tablespoon Oil 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1-1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , for garnish     10   20     To begin making the Lemon Oats, wash chana dal well and soak in enough water for about 10 minutes.Dry roast oats on low flame until nice fragrant smell from the oats is released.Heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard seeds and wait until it crackles. Next, add urad dal and soaked channa dal and fry till golden in colour.Add finely chopped onions, green chilies, curry leaves, grated ginger and saute until onions turn translucent.Add turmeric powder, salt and mix everything well. Add water and bring to boil.Simmer the flame and add roasted oats. Mix well making sure no lumps is formed. Cover and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.Now add lemon juice and mix well. Cook for another 3 minutes without covering.Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves, roasted peanuts and also some grated coconut.Serve Lemon Oats along with Masala Chai and a bowl of fruits for a healthy breakfast.