We all are aware of starting the day with a good breakfast. To make it a healthy breakfast we need to make a dish that is balanced, having all the nutrient components. The dish in this post is one such that provides us with the carbohydrates, proteins, fats, Vitamins & minerals, and also has dietary fibre. Dietary fibre is essential to the daily diet as it adds bulk, providing the necessary roughage needed for our normal bowel movement and emptying.
The recipe is simple, uses cooking oats and grated bottle gourd as the main ingredients.
Bottle Gourd- 1/2 small (1 bowl grated)
Oats- 1/2 Bowl (8-10 tsp)
Carom seeds- 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Green chilli- 1Small, finely chopped
Green coriander & garlic paste- 1tsp (can also use chopped coriander and crushed garlic clove)
Olive oil- 1 ml (used just to grease the pan)
Salt- To taste.
Wash the bottle gourd and grate it. Add carom seeds and sesame seeds, finely chopped green chilli and 1 tsp of the green herb paste.
Add the oats and salt and mix all the ingredients together. The juice of the grated bottle gourd is sufficient to mix the oats and make a dough-like mixture.
Divide this mixture into 4 portions. Heat a frying pan on medium flame of the gas stove and add 1/2 tsp Olive oil or whichever cooking oil you use.
Flatten out each portion of the mixture into the pan and cook, turning over and using the left over oil. Cook till it is golden in colour and crispy.
Once done, remove the fritters on the serving dish that is kept ready. They can be served with yogurt and mint dip/chutney. These should be eaten hot to enjoy the delicious taste and crispiness.
This is one of the many healthy dishes that I cook for breakfast. It is essential to use less quantity of fat in our diet. Any change in our diet pattern does not happen overnight. But if one wishes, then it is never too late to start eating healthy food, cooking it with all the necessary ingredients and taking care that it is appealing to the sight and tasty for the taste buds. A little effort of eating healthy on a daily basis is beneficial in the long run.
Happy cooking this dish. Looking forward to your interaction in the form of comments.
2 thoughts on “Oats and Bottle Gourd Fritters, my healthy breakfast recipe.”
I must look for bottle gourd here in Dubai. I’ve never cooked (or eaten) one but this recipe looks delicious.
Thank you Sally for visiting my post and liking it. I too am an expat in UAE, and have recently stepped into this fascinating world of blogging, and I am loving the experience. Love your writing and yours posts are so wonderful. Feels good to connect with you.