Oatmeal and me , need HELP

India
March 17, 2011 2:12am CST
I have been advised by friends and doctors to eat oatmeal. I bought a one kg pack from market last month. My wife and daughter in law prepared two dishes; one salty; ‘oat meal uppmaa’ and another sweet, ‘oatmeal kheer’ as per the instruction over the packet. The ‘upamaa’ they made using onion etc as they prepare from rice or wheat ‘suji’, the instruction also says same thing. Kheer was made using milk as they do with rice kheer. Instead of sugar, ‘sugar-free’ was used. [b]I didn’t find them tasty and appealing at all, it was so sticky too. Can anybody share dishes made from oat meal?[/b] [i][b]I have left eating rice almost and eating wheat and wheat products daily in meals, breakfast, snacks make me upset at times. Please respond and help. Thanks in advance. [/b][/i] Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Professor, I have been advised too and I have the same thing. SO.... this is what I would suggest. Add some fruit, nuts and raisins to it. that may make it appealing to you if at all. I understand what your going through.
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@Hatley (159527)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Mar 11
hi savvylady right on and here in the retirement center it looks like liquid cement and tastes a bit like that too. yuck.
• India
20 Mar 11
Thanks for response Savyn. Will yry certainly HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@marguicha (81785)
• Chile
25 Aug 11
Dearest friend, I´m going out in this moment but saw your post. I have learned to use oatmeal in tasty ways. I used to think of oatmeal as you say. Now I started to make my own recipes and, if you still need them, I´d love to share them with you. I have posted some ideas these last days at mylot. Check my profile Hugs for you and for my sister
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• India
25 Aug 11
Hi sister Send to my email, Kalyani will try to cook as per your directions. God bless you to regain the strength.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Mar 11
was cooked to long if sticky. I love mine with some honey and milk and tate of buttr love it. ya can also make cookies
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• India
20 Mar 11
No it was not cooked too long sister!! will ask my wife to try another brand lol Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
21 Mar 11
that could be it too
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Hello Professor. I use steel cut oats for my breakfast. Steel cut oats are the whole oat cut into smaller pieces. I like the texture of the steel cut oats better. I put dried fruit in it during the last few minutes of cooking. I also sweeten it with molasses. Molasses is what is removed to create white sugar.
• India
20 Mar 11
Have never heard of steelcut oatmeal, will search, actually oatmeal is not popular here lol. Thanks for response deebomb . HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
20 Mar 11
Since oatmeal is a bit healthier than white rice maybe it will become more popular as time goes on. I had not heard of it until a couple of years ago.
• United States
27 Mar 11
Oatmeal is good for lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol. However, in America it's mostly used as a breakfast food and for baking oatmeal pies and cookies.
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• India
25 Aug 11
Welcome to mylot and my discussions friend I am aware of this, but honestly telling, i didn't like the taste. Blessings
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
27 Mar 11
Well I'm not sure if you can eat oatmeal with sugar but if you cant you can use Truvia sugar its not manmade like Splenda and comes from nature so its safe. Use some Truvia sugar or normal sugar, a dash of salt for flavor or teaspoon of butter,cinnamon (you can use as much as you want) Or you can slice up some apples or strawberries. those are delicious in oatmeal. You can switch up these things and see if you like them in your oatmeal. Goodluck!
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• India
27 Mar 11
Lol I have to look for TRUVIA and SPLENDRA in our markets first Thanks for the details. Cheers. HAVE A NICE SUNDAY. God Bless. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
26 Mar 11
Hi professor!~. I personally don't like oatmeal too. There distinct taste and smell I find not appealing to me. I even made discussion about it here and you can see it at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2300098.aspx. I think because I am not get used to eat food thats taste thats bland. I think put it with yogurt and fresh fruit help improve the taste. Believe if you had O blood type its won't work with you. I personally think eat more vegetable and fruit much better than others carbohydrate even they said its made you feel full longer than rice or bread.
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• India
26 Mar 11
Yes vegetables are certainly better Thanks for sharing your opinion Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@pan_23 (420)
• Kuwait
25 Mar 11
hi, sir, how are u ? u should not overcook oats. u can just add oats to hot milk and add sugar or honey to it and eat after one minute.dont eat when it is too cold.eat on warm only. instead of using oats grains ,u can take dry instant oats,like quaker company one's or other company ones which are available in india.those insant oats are lightly crushed and so easily digestable. they are easily available in hyderabad,if u are there. u can search in any big malls or in super bazaars.see in relaince shops or any superbazaar for oats. u can make cakes and cookies with sugar free sugar. cookies will taste good,when made from dry coconut,milk,little butter,little coco powder,sugar free sugar,and oats. u can make many varieties of fruit cakes with oats and without egg.u can add sugar free sugar or jaggery also. u can also see oats bread recipe in net,and can ask ur wife about it. u can add oats in other kheer varieties also.for a change u can add oats in semya upma. that is ,u can use half semya and half oats for upma. u can add oats powder in any recipe u want daily .just add some oats powder in idli batter when grinding. or can add oats in chapathi batter and can make chapathi or poori. u can add oats directly in dosa or uttappam batter also. i will use oats in all my recipes daily,as my husband is overweight and health consicous now. u can type 'indian oats recipes' in net and can get many oats recipes. u can daily take oats in any form u like. i have found in net oats soup,oat meal curry,oats cutlet,oats bajji,masala oats pancake,fruity oatmeal,oats dokla,oats veg biryani ,oats burfy and many more u can see in net.u can also add oats in any of veg salad recipes. i also should try these recipes on my husband. i should try these new ones and can tell u .
• India
26 Mar 11
Hi pan, i am not feeling ok, i will try these too and search for more in net.. Thanks for the details Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
• United States
23 Mar 11
The only dishes I know of are baked goods like oatmeal cookies, oat bars, or making oatmeal the way my hubby does with brown sugar, milk and butter... sooo yummy!
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• India
26 Mar 11
Thanks friend, sugar can't be used i have diabetic Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
how about this? it's from a friend who perfected the savory vegetarian oatmeal dish. let me share with you the recipe. Ingredients: 1 small onion diced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup mushrooms diced (whatever mushrooms you prefer) 1 eggplant or aubergine or zucchini sliced salt and pepper to taste 1/3 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil and thyme 2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cup water and 1 avocado diced Heat a pan to medium and saute mushrooms in olive oil. once the mushrooms have released their juices and it has evaporated, add the onions and allow them to soften before adding the sliced eggplant or zucchini. once the eggplant or zucchini softened slightly, sprinkle a little salt on the vegetables, stir and quickly cover the pan with a lid. Once the vegetables are very soft, add the oats, pepper and herbs. Stir to season everything then add water to the dish. Make sure you add the water slowly so as not to get the oats mushy. Leave this to soften the oats for at least 3 minutes. Top with fresh avocado and sprinkle with pepper. I hope you enjoy this healthy savory oatmeal dish.
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• India
21 Mar 11
Welcome to mylot This appears yummy, i prefer salty Thanks for sharing this dish Cheers. BE HAPPY ALWAYS. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
• India
18 Mar 11
Add oats to the dosa batter and lo! you have excellent soft and fluffy dosas. We have tried this and it is very tasty. I was planning to give this recipe to my mother as my father is a diabetic patient. Enjoy the taste and please post your comment on this recipe.
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• India
20 Mar 11
Do you mean, the oat meal to be made powder first? and next added to dosa batter? Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@Hatley (159527)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Mar 11
oh professor I used to get the p ackets of Quaker oats with dates and raisins in them or walnuts and micro wave them and they were so good with NutraSweet but here in G old Crest they serve us grey yuckky 'looking oatmeal without anything in it and its soupy and flavorless and well yucky looking just to look at it. real oatmeal cooked a short time with some fruit and nuts added is deleicous. I use the things that will not shoot my blood glucose level up. I know oatmeal is really good for you but you still have to like the stuff before you can eat it. why they make it so soupy is beyond me.. surely they could afford a few raisins to put in it or some pieces of nuts. they really are cheap here when it comes to the food they serve.lol. just a note I tried not to get packets of quaker oats that I knew would cause myblood glucose to raise high.
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• India
20 Mar 11
Dear Hatley Here oatmeal is not popular at all, so my wife, daughter in law don't know how to cook, they followed the instruction on the packet, made these two kinds Ha ha, liquid cement taste!!!!! I can't eat lol Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@urbandekay (18314)
17 Mar 11
It has been shown that communities eating predominantly oatmeal and oily fish have a lower incidence of many diseases. I partake of oatmeal each morning for breakfast by making porridge, it can be an acquired taste but I am sure you will enjoy it once you become accustomed to it. If you can find them use rolled oats rather than oatmeal, which is ground finer. Boil about a 1/3rd or a pint water and add half that volume of rolled oats, stir and let it simmer for a few minutes till the oats absorb the water, then serve. If your palette is accustomed to strong flavours you may not be able to appreciate the slightly bitter nutty flavour to begin with. This will come with time so don' be tempted to sweeten it If you make a lot of porridge you can let the extra cool and dry then cut it in slices. Then you can eat it later as a snack. Also here with have oat-cakes, which are like a hard biscuit. Oat batch bread, which is delicious. Hope that helps, all the best urban
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• India
20 Mar 11
Hello friend I have saved the details, will ask them to prepare. Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@zralte (4186)
• India
17 Mar 11
Your wife and daughter are very creative, coming up with Oatmeal Upma. I feed Oatmeal to my children with milk and honey. I don't like to give them sugar, and well, 'Sugar-Free' are not really recommended for children. I just pour them in a bowl, pour milk then microwave it, and if it is too dry add some more milk to make it more liquid add honey on top. That's how I make for them.
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• India
20 Mar 11
Thanks for the details zralite. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Well, i eat oatmeal for breakfast. I eat it together with bread with spreads or with eggs or any quick frying foods. But i do eat those instant oatmeals because i have to be quick in preparing breakfast, lest i will be late for work. I put 2 teaspoonfuls of non-fat milk and a quarter of teaspoon brown sugar. Then , i would put little water and let it be there for 10 minutes or more, while i do my make-up. Then, it's ready for eating. Well, i like it sticky, not too watery. I guess you cooked it in very little water , that's why it's sticky.
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• India
20 Mar 11
Tried to search 'instant oat meal' in markets here, it is not available, have told my wife to add more water and milk.. Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@annapplez (209)
• Australia
17 Mar 11
In Australia, we don't really eat savoury oatmeal, but I love my sweet stuff. I use sugar which you obviously can't, but I love it with honey. Delicious. And the more milk you put in the less sticky it will be. Make sure to put extra milk on top once you've served it up for extra yum.
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• India
20 Mar 11
Ok anna i will ask them to add more milk and honey.. Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
• India
17 Mar 11
its not actually upamaa, its upma its an south indian dish, i havent tasted the upma kheer, but i have eaten upma several times in home as well as hotel, its good, try having with lemon pickle, or any other pickle, for awesome taste, i suggest lemon pickle
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• India
20 Mar 11
Welcome to mylot and my discussions haroon It is pronuciation that matters? We ear upma made from suji mainly, while in hyderabad, i tasted upma made from rice flour, so common there. Here i have asked about upma from oatmeal!! Thanks for response. HAPPY HOLI Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .