Feb 13, 2010

Goodness in a bowl...

Well, frankly i am not at all a porridge person. I hate the texture , the smell and the idea of adding milk in it...
I would run miles at the sight of porridge in any buffet and often wondered its presence among croissants, jam filled donuts, buttered toast, and muffins. Absolute misfit! wont you agree!!.

So when my dear friend 's' who is helping me shed my flab suggested that i should definitely reconsider my opinion - :-((( it was hard!!.

But truly i have been so biased!. Also when i followed her recipe i realised i have not been doing it right either. I think i was over doing on the milk and the quantity of oats often ending up with a mushy mess !. Of course i agree it is individual taste. I like mine when it is not too thick and gooey. I like it when it is more on the saucy and syrupy side. But the most interesting part to the recipe was adding seeds to it!.

Now we all know the goodness of flax seeds -and sunflower seeds

-Increased energy
-Lowered blood cholesterol
-Lowered high blood pressure
-Sense of calmness under stress - that's something i can do with!!
-Cancer fighting
-Increased metabolic rate with a positive impact on weight management - that's it ! my search ends here!!!!

So now for the recipe you will need -

2 -tbsp oats
Milk as required
1/2 tsp of brown sugar / honey
2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
2 tbsp of flax seeds
2 tbsp of raisins
and a dash of cinnamon - for flavouring.

I soaked the oats in water for few mins and added milk and cooked it to for few mins till it is well cooked and added all the other ings - flax seeds, brown sugar sunflower seeds and raisins and mixed it together and enjoy!

The nutty and crunchy texture of the seeds and the mild sweetness of the raisins and the sweet smell of cinnamon - all put together certainly makes me enjoy my breakfast these days!

So here you have the bowl of goodness!


Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, good to know the importance of flax seeds and sunflower seeds..nice and yum porridge.

Jagruti said...

Hi Nandini, thanks for dropping by and kind words..you too have really nie space and dishes...porridge is my one of the favorite b'fast....following you..i'll be here again for more dishes..;))

Siddhi S said...

hi nandini..this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes..this porridge lus yummy with all the healthy ingredients, nice recipe...loved ur sticky elmon bars...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.


Akal's Saappadu said...

Dear Nandini,

yeppadi irukeenga? hope you had a nice week end!!

you're absolutely right when you said a porridge doesn't attire much beside a croissant or a muffin or a doughnut, that's sure was the fact for me too and I didn't even liked to taste it until a few years back I tasted some with nuts and dry fruits...

I've become a breakfast freak ever since, I need to take one good filling breakfast (anything, Indian/ european)otherwise my day seems to be incomplete....
I love the oats just cooked ( neither too much nor too raw) with lots of nuts and raisins!!! I love your variation with flax seeds and sunflower seeds!!! that's a lot of goodness for an energetic and nutritious breakfast!!! I simply love it!!! have a nice day dear!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very healthy and so delicious! A great idea!



kalpoo said...

Hi ka:)this is my first visit to your blogspot...itz superb.The way you've presented the recipes are awesome:)keep doing ka:)so, that we can learn a lot... ;)


Hi nandini, somehow I always relate porridge as a dish for patients. But your information on the ingredients and its healthy characters. I defnitely change my views as this is more of a preventive and nutrious breakfast. Certainly I will try it out.Good Work.

Darius T. Williams said...

I love the difference in cultures - porridge to you is oatmeal to us - lol. I love it.

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Muneeba said...

You are one healthy girl Nandini! That looks like the breakfast of champions :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Same here, never been a porridge person, this looks incredible with all the goodness gone into that bowl, I think now I will be content with this:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Nandini
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your encuraging note.
I wished you visited my blog earlier so that I could have access to your wonderful postings much earlier.
For a bong any thing sweet is great , what is most amazing is the photography..I went back to your profile and my guess was right, you are a photographer.
Let me see what all you have for me here.
Ya try with Mutton the rezala, that is the original and the chicken came later , and the vege version I have intrduced for my vege friends
Have a look at my photographs in Himalayan blog
Have a nice week end ahead

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karpaham said...

Hi kutti....!At last i found out a good wholesome(healthy) recipe to start a day with...!Thank u.....!