Weight loss is a cause of concern for many people. While some are naturally blessed with a fast metabolism, others find it challenging to shed even a few kilos. To achieve our desired weight loss goals, most of us resort to following fad diets or even enrolling ourselves in a gym membership. While these things can give quick results, they are not sustainable in the long run. To maintain a healthy weight, it's important to incorporate foods into your diet that you can eat on a daily basis and do not end up making you feel deprived. South Indian food, for instance, is known to be quite healthy as its low in calories and mostly prepared using legumes. Today, we bring you one such popular South Indian snack that will make for a delicious addition to your weight loss diet, oats appe.
Appe is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. To make these appe, urad dal, powdered oats, and masala are ground together to form a smooth paste. Then, you just need to add a few veggies and pour the batter in an appam maker to steam it to perfection. Once you make these appe, we are sure you'll keep coming back to this recipe. Don't forget to pair them with some pudina chutney!
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Are Oats Good For Weight Loss?
Oats are considered an excellent option for weight loss. Since oats are rich in soluble fibre, they help us feel satiated for a longer period of time. This also prevents overeating at odd hours. Nutritionist Rupali Datta explains, "Whole grain fibre like oats slows down the release of glucose into the blood, ensuring a slow and steady supply of carbs and keeping up the energy levels and at the same time provides many beneficial vitamins and minerals."
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Oats Appe Recipe: How To Make Oats Appe
To begin with, wash the urad nicely and soak it for a few hours. Add the soaked dal to a mixer grinder and grind it until smooth. Next, add powdered oats, red chilli powder, pepper, and salt. Grind it again.
Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add chopped onions, carrot, and capsicum. Combine everything together. Now, take an appam maker and grease it well with oil. Drop spoonfuls of the prepared batter into it and cook until they are done. Then. flip them and cook from the other side. Once done, take them out and serve hot! Oats appe is ready!
Try out this delicious recipe and add it to your weight loss diet. Do let us know how you liked its taste in the comments section below.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.