Steamed Oats with Dates and Coconut made in Puttu Maker

I tricked my brain and made a healthy breakfast from scratch this morning in less than 15 minutes…

My hubby was surprised to see steaming hot breakfast made from scratch and beautifully served on the table. I’ve mentioned before that I always depend on cereal, whole grain bread, fruits or instant oats for breakfast. More than being lazy, my brain acts weird in the morning. By the time my brain figures out what to make for breakfast it would be time to make lunch. Surprisingly, I woke up this morning with a healthy breakfast idea in my mind. Before my brain got active and stopped me from entering into the kitchen, I rushed into the kitchen and in under 15 minutes I came out with a healthy breakfast. My hubby who was expecting cereal was blown away to see steaming hot breakfast in front of him. The way he devoured it made me feel extreme happiness. Before he could say it would be nice to have this kind of breakfast everyday, I made this statement: “Honey, don’t expect this every morning”  Lol…

This is good for breakfast and could be served as an evening snack as well. Kids will love this as dates in this gives it a sweet taste, so don’t skip the dates.

I loved this so much, the taste and the ease with which I can make this, that I made a second batch for today’s lunch. It seems I will end up making this for dinner too: P

Healthy Steamed Oats with Dates and Coconut

Serves- 2 people

Ingredients:

  • Instant Oats, (I used Quaker oats)- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 tbsp
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Chopped dates- 1/2 cup
  • Coconut shredded- 1/4 cup

Instruction:

  • In a bowl, combine oats and salt.
  • Add water little by little to the oats and mix it with your hand breaking any lumps that form.

  • Combine it until you can make balls out of the oats, but neither watery nor dry and keep aside.
  • Fill 1/4 of the pressure cooker with water and place it in medium heat with its lid closed.
  • In a puttu maker, layer the oats, dates and coconut.
  • First, add 1 tbsp of coconut into the puttu maker, then add 2 tsp chopped dates and on top of that 1 handful of oats.

  • Repeat this and make 2 layers, on the top should be dates and coconut.

  • Close the puttu maker with its lid.
  • When steam starts to come out of the pressure cooker through the whistle hole, place the puttu maker on to the whistle hole.

  • Steam cook for 4-5 minutes or until steam comes out of all the holes on the puttu maker.
  • Remove from the pressure cooker and invert the puttu maker on a platter, oats in round shape will fall onto the platter.
  • Serve this while it’s steaming hot, oats will be soft and the dates in it gives this dish a sweet taste.
  • You could also substitute oats with rice flour, wheat flour or Semolina ( Sooji).

Tips:

  • Don’t add too much water to the oats, it should be slightly wet at the same time not too dry.
  • You could make this with just the oats and coconut, but dates enhances the taste of the oats greatly.
  • This should be served hot, it will dry out when it turns cold.
  • You could even add almonds along with dates.

Notes:

  • Puttu maker is sold in some Indian stores and can also be bought online.
  • Traditional puttu maker has 2 parts, a bottom vessel for filling the water and a long cylindrical rod with a lid for layering the rice flour or oats or wheat flour or your choice of flour with coconut.
  • Puttu maker I have is a simplified and easy to carry version which can be placed on pressure cooker.

 

 

Steamed Oats with Dates and Coconut made in Puttu Maker
 
Ingredients
  • Instant Oats, (I used Quaker oats)- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 tbsp
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Chopped dates- ½ cup
  • Coconut shredded- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine oats and salt.
  2. Add water little by little to the oats and mix it with your hand breaking any lumps that form.
  3. Combine it until you can make balls out of the oats, but neither watery nor dry and keep aside.
  4. Fill ¼ of the pressure cooker with water and place it in medium heat with its lid closed.
  5. In a puttu maker, layer the oats, dates and coconut.
  6. First, add 1 tbsp of coconut into the puttu maker, then add 2 tsp chopped dates and on top of that 1 handful of oats.
  7. Repeat this and make 2 layers, on the top should be dates and coconut.
  8. Close the puttu maker with its lid.
  9. When steam starts to come out of the pressure cooker through the whistle hole, place the puttu maker on to the whistle hole.
  10. Steam cook for 4-5 minutes or until steam comes out of all the holes on the puttu maker.
  11. Remove from the pressure cooker and invert the puttu maker on a platter, oats in round shape will fall onto the platter.
  12. Serve this while it's steaming hot, oats will be soft and the dates in it gives this dish a sweet taste.
  13. You could also substitute oats with rice flour, wheat flour or Semolina ( Sooji).
Notes
Don't add too much water to the oats, it should be slightly wet at the same time not too dry.
You could make this with just the oats and coconut, but dates enhances the taste of the oats greatly.
This should be served hot, it will dry out when it turns cold.
You could even add almonds along with dates.

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