23 February 2022, Plava varusha, Masi-11, Wednesday ;
Starting out your day with a blood sugar stabilizing food such as oats may make it easier to keep blood sugar levels under control the rest of the day, especially when the rest of your day is also supported with nourishing fiber-rich foods.
- Steel cut oats: Also called Irish or Scotch oats, these are cut, not rolled. They look like chopped up rice, take the longest to cook, and have a slightly chewy consistency.
- Old-fashioned oats: Sometimes called rolled oats, these look like flat little ovals. When processing these oats, the kernels are steamed first, and then rolled to flatten them. They take longer to cook than quick oats, but are quicker than steel cut oats.
- Quick oats: Also called instant oats, these oats are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled. They cook in a few minutes when added to hot water, and have a mushy texture.
Moong beans:(Green gram) have numerous nutritional benefits as other beans such as lime beans, and pinto beans.
Health Benefits are:
Helps weight loss, Lowers cholesterol levels, Promote heart health, Contain anti-cancer properties. Prevent age related muscular diseases and Provides resistance against infectious diseases.
Oats &Green gram dal Dosa is a great healthy, high fiber option to regular Dosa. Oats dosa is nutritious and is highly beneficial to those with high sugar levels. This is diabetic friendly recipe.
Moong dal/ split green gram 1 cup
Old Fashioned oats/Rolled Oats 1 cup
Green chili 4 no.
Grated Ginger 2 tbsp.
Chopped curry leaves few.
Asafoetida ½ tsp.
Salt to taste.
Oil as required.
- Wash and soak the green gram dhal in hot water for 5 hours. Drain excess water. Keep aside.
- Wash and soak the oats for 30 minutes.
- Grind it to a smooth paste along with green gram, green chilies, asafoetida, ginger, curry leaves and salt.
- The consistency of a batter should be neither thick nor very thin; it should be like a idli batter.
- Heat the dosa pan, pour the batter and spread it from the center. Pour a tsp. of oil over the edges.
- When one side is cooked well, flip over to the other side. If necessary, add little oil over the edges, and remove when it is fully cooked.
- Serve with coconut chutney or sambhar.
. If you like spicier dosa, add more Green chilies.
. For more flavor, cut some carrot, coriander, mint leaves and mix with batter. Then make dosa as said above. It will give a different taste.
General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:
- One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
- Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
- Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
- Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
- Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
- Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.
Courtesy: Sadhana Kitchen