Steamed Oats With Dates And Coconut Made In Puttu Maker

I tricked my brain and made a healthy breakfast from scratch in the 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 will be lunch time. 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 less than 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 gave me intense joy. 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 will impart a sweet taste, so don’t skip the dates.

I enjoyed this so much, the taste and the ease with which I can make this, it’s healthy & delish.

Healthy Steamed Oats with Dates and Coconut

Serves- 2 people

Ingredients:

  • Instant Oats, (I used Quaker oats)- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 tbsp
  • Salt- 1/8 tsp
  • 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.
  • Add 2 cups water to a  pressure cooker, close with the lid, and place it over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp of coconut into the puttu maker, then add 2 tsp chopped dates and top with 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 release from the pressure cooker through the whistle hole, place the puttu maker on the whistle hole.

  • Steam cook for 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 plate, oats in round shape will fall onto the platter.
  • Enjoy while it’s hot, oats will be soft and the dates will give a nice sweet taste.

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 will enhance 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 the pressure cooker.

 

 

Steamed Oats with Dates and Coconut made in Puttu Maker
 
Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Instant Oats, (I used Quaker oats)- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 tbsp
  • Salt- ⅛ tsp
  • 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. Add 2 cups water to a pressure cooker, close with the lid, and place it over medium heat.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of coconut into the puttu maker, then add 2 tsp chopped dates and top with 1 handful of oats.
  6. Repeat this and make 2 layers, on the top should be dates and coconut.
  7. Close the puttu maker with its lid.
  8. When steam starts to release from the pressure cooker through the whistle hole, place the puttu maker on the whistle hole.
  9. Steam cook for 5 minutes or until steam comes out of all the holes on the puttu maker.
  10. Remove from the pressure cooker and invert the puttu maker on a plate, oats in round shape will fall onto the platter.
  11. Enjoy while it's hot, oats will be soft and the dates will give a nice sweet taste.
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 will enhance 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.