Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oats Porridge Hot,Oats Porridge Cold

Oats/(peas) porridge hot ,Oats/ Porridge(Peas) cold
Oats Porridge in the pot ,Nine days Old
Some like it hot,some like it cold
Some like it in the pot, nine days old 

Love singing the rhyme to my older daughter when she started to consume solids and rather the excitement of eating she will be excited to hear me sing with my not so smooth voice.Anyway let's come to the details of the drink.This is again a very simple recipe ,put together by incorporating the idea from my mother's ragi Kanji/porridge.The main ingredient of this drink should be ragi.Cleansing and preparing ragi for this drink is cumbersome .Subbed with oats for ragi.When we were in our teens my mom used to make this every day and make us drink early morning .No cofee or tea those days.It is packed with full of proteins and good nutrients .Drinking a cup or two will keep us energetic until lunch.My brother and myself used to grudge so much to drink .My mom miles apart now , realize the value of this drink and prepares the powder when the stock from India gets over.This is a very healthy drink and during pregnancy helps sustain the nausea .


Cardamom /Elaichi Pods - 6
Clove Pods - 6
Almonds -10
Pecans - 10
Walnuts- 10
Oats - 2 cups
Wheat Husk - 1 cup
Moong Dal - 1 cup
Par Boiled Rice - 1Cup
Sago - 1 Cup
Buck Wheat - 1/2 cup
Quinoa - 1/4 Cup
Pop Corn -1 Cup
Agave Nectar/Sugar - 1Tsp

1.Dry Roast all the ingredients one by one in the order mentioned on the ingredients list
2.Let it cool .Grind it in a blender or mixer coarse or to a smooth powder.(Used Vitamix )
3.Take 3 spoons of the Protein powder and mix it with 1 cup of water and break out any lumps with a fork.
4.Bring it to a boil until it starts to solidify ,add 1 spoon of agave nectar or sugar
5.Add 1 cup of milk and switch off the flame.
6.Enjoy it Hot or Cold.

Way to Serenity....

Note:Store the remaining powder in an airtight container in a cool dry place and it stays for several months.
Folks  who would like to add ragi ,wash the ragi throughly ,tie it in a soft cloth and let the water drain and leave it for a day to sprout .Once the ragi  begins to sprout  dry roast and grind it along with other ingredients.