Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Oats and Multiseed Savoury Loaf - Oats Handvo

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Temperatures in London plunged as low as -5 last week. We saw four-five inches of snow and still we are all completely frozen...Britain looked beautiful after continued snow that has blanketed many towns..Snow covered fields were picturesque...Many of us kept the car off the road but still decided to get out and enjoy the snow. Delighted to see kids having fun in the snow..well not only kids, but us big kids enjoyed that snowball fight too..:D

In Frozen weather our body demands continuously hot food and drinks..from breakfast to dinner ! In winter we don't touch those fancy cereals, instead we love to have cooked but healthy breakfast..So I decided to make easy yet very tasty and healthy Oats and multiseed loaf. I have cooked this loaf many times before but this time I thought of adding Oats, past few years I do use oats in my other recipes too..strange but I managed to make Mix daal and Oats Chilla, Oats Bharwan Baigan, Raw banana and Oats Parantha and everyone's favourite Nut and Oats cookies !

The loaf came out light, tasty and mildly spicy.. it perfectly complements a cup of tea and it can be anytime snack or great for lunchbox. Can be eaten hot or cold. If you are impatient like me just dig in, don't wait for to cool down.. only downside is if you cut hot loaf it won't cut neatly..( you can see, I did not wait to cut the loaf )

You will need :-
  • 2 cup oats
  • 1 cup coarse semolina
  • 1 cup sour yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped mix vegetables ( carrots, green beans, peas, sweetcorn )
  • 1/4 cup grated bottle gourd ( lauki-dudhi ) Optional
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp achaar masala or fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard and cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida ( hing)
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame and sunflower seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar ( optional )
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder or 3/4 tsp bi carbonate soda

Pre heat oven to gas mark 5. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper .
Roast oats in non stick pan for 4-5 minutes transfer into another bowl and leave it aside to cool slightly.
In the same pan roast semolina for 4-5 minutes too.
When oats gets little cool grind in to grinder and make coarse flour.
In big bowl add coarse oats, semolina, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sugar.
Add to this sour yogurt and water in the flour mixture and mix well, now add  all the vegetables chopped coriander and mix well. Add 1 tsp achaar masala but DO NOT MIX.
Now prepare tadka ( tempering) in a tiny pan or skillet heat 2tbsp oil add mustard and cumin seeds, when splutter add hing.
Add oil mixture ( tadka ) into batter on top of the achaar masala, it is very important in this dish.
Now stir in baking powder,mix everything, check seasoning .
Pour the batter into a prepared  loaf pan and sprinkle sesame and sunflower seeds.
Bake the loaf in preheated oven at least 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted in to the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
Let it slightly cool before serving..Enjoy with cup of tea !!


  1. Looks gorgeous and very healthy loaf.
    I love this season mainly for the snow.Missing it here...

  2. Beautiful snow covered land. Amazing sight. Bread looks awesome.

  3. Lovely Savory... nice one.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Looks so tempting... Yum yum yum

  5. Wat a healthy and delicious savoury loaf,love that beautiful crust.

  6. Very healthy snack though it's filling I am sure its worth every bite.


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