Saturday 25 January 2020

Healthy Recipes - Oats Besan Bhurji

A lot of us want to eat healthy but often refrain from doing so thinking healthy food is not tasty and is only about boiled vegetables, salads or cutting down carbs. Well, that's not true. There is more to healthy eating provided you also exercise at least 20-30 minutes every day and hydrate yourself with at least 2L of water. Starting today, I will share a few recipes on my blog which my daughter is following currently, thanks to her fitness coach - Helius Fitness. 

First up - Oats and Besan Bhurji
(serves 04, total time to prep and cook: 40 minutes)

Here's what you will need:
For the batter - 
  • 3/4 cup Besan
  • 1/2 cup plain Oats
  • 1 tbsp Flax seed powder (we did not use it while cooking but you can)
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 cup water
For the vegetables mix -
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup button mushrooms (sliced) - this is optional in case you are not a mushroom fan, you add diced cottage cheese
  • 1 capsicum (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chillie powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped for garnishing) &
  • 1 tsp Oil (you can even use desi ghee)

Moving on to the procedure -
1) Mix the ingredients for the batter - make sure that the consistency is thick and not runny.

2) Heat the oil in a non stick frying pan/skillet, splutter cumin seeds and fry the onion until it becomes translucent.

3) Then add in the other vegetables along with green chillies, spices and stir until the mixture is cooked.

4) Shake and make sure the mixture is evenly placed, and then, slowly pour the batter onto it, covering all the vegetables. Heat it on a slow flame for about 5 minutes.

5) As the batter cooks, stir it slowly, until it becomes golden. 

6) Now add salt, coriander leaves and serve hot with toast. 

Pro tip: You can even serve it with coriander chutney and plain curd if the Bhurji seems dry. (it also adds to the taste of it!) Plus, curd is healthy, you can let go off the toast ;)

Do try this and let us know how it turns out in the comments section below.

Do note: This is not our original recipe and belongs to Helius Fitness.