Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oats Halwa

During pregnancy, each one goes through several kinds of cravings like sweet, salty, spicy or fatty preferences. End up result will be the bulge which we gain in 9 months. Eating sensibly a healthy balances diet will not only help during delivery but also during post delivery to loose the sensibly gained weight.

Crunchy,nutty, highly nutritous with high fibre content makes oats a breakfast favourite. But during pregnancy that might not be your favourite. But eating them is also important because:
-Oats are high in carbohydrates for sustained energy which will make you feel full for a longer time.
-Oats contains high water soluble and dietary fibre, which aids in controlling weight gain.
-Oats provide zinc, which is needed for growth, reproduction and good vision.
-Oats also provide magnesium, iron, the antioxidant Vitamin E and the vitamins niacin and thiamine.

Now don't you feel that oats plays a major role in pregnancy. Those craving for sweet nothings can make this in minutes and fullfill your cravings. My mom used to make badam-kaju burfi using powdered badam and kaju with milk and i tried the same with oats. It is a real treat to the sweet tooth.

Quick cooking white Oats - 1 cup
ghee - 1 tbsp+ greasing
milk - 1 cup
sugar - ¼ cup

Coarsely powder oats in a blender. Heat a tbsp of ghee in a wide pan, add coarsely powdered oats and roast till llight brown and aromatic. Now add milk and then sugar and keep mixing till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Grease a thali lightly with ghee and then spread this mixture evenly. let cool.
Cut into desired shape once cooled and enjoy them!!!

This dish, Palak Pulao and Palak Chutney is my entry to the Event
Eat healthy - During Pregnancy hosted by Sangeeth at Art of cooking Indian food.

1 comment:

SriLekha said...

looks delicious and yum!