Super delicious and YUMMY oats paniyaram has made my routine evening snack a truly easy affair since last week. My kindergartner son lovingly ate the cute paniyaram holding in his tender hands biting a mouthful without dipping in any side dish. Meaning he could fill his hungry self himself with no one feeding him around. So I am a happy mother who enjoys that piece of freedom during snack-time.
Oats, this healthy cooking thing has been part of my kitchen life since a year but some how I didn’t even post a single recipe using the cereal this year. We are already halfway through 2016 and this oats packet of my grocery stock has been lost deep down in the pantry. Oh my gosh. How could I miss such a healthy goodness in my food life? When such a thought struck my mind, it was already afternoon and I was planning lunch menu. So what next?? Snack with oats was the only option left.
As my meal was getting ready, side by side I could actually prepare oats paniyaram batter which has powdered oats, rice flour and yogurt as three main components. The batter consistency should not be too thick nor too thin which may affect the softness of end product. You need to adjust with additional water. Baking soda is a optional one to include in case of instant version. Otherwise, if you can rest the batter for an hour or so, then just skip it.
You can play around and make variations in veggies that you add to the batter. I used sauteed onion, carrot and coriander leaves to make oats paniyaram one level up in a healthy way. I guess some dill leaves, tomato, fresh green peas should also enrich the healthiness.