Oats Kurmura | Snack for Vata Dosha
Shweta ShahNutritionist & Cofounder of Eatfit247
4 min read
Oats: 2 tbsp
Roasted chana dal: 1 tbsp
Kurmura (puffed rice): ¼ cup
Roasted peanuts: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
A pinch of black pepper
Green chilli: 1 sliced (optional)
Curry leaves: 3 -4
Oil: ½ tsp
Step 1 :
In a pan add kurmura and roast until it’s crispy. Keep the kurmura aside in a medium-sized bowl. In the same pan, roast the oats until crisp or until it turns slightly golden brown in colour.
Step 2 :
Now add oil in the pan; when it’s hot add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
Step 3 :
Add the green chili, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Turn off the heat and add it to the roasted oats and kurmura. Add the peanuts, salt and black pepper and mix everything properly.
Note: Don’t forget to store the kurmura mixture in an airtight container to preserve the flavour and longer shelf life.
Benefits Of The Ingredients
Oats (Avena sativa) is a cereal commonly eaten globally in the form of oatmeal, rolled oats, in nutrition bars or biscuits. Whether it’s with a little spice or had as it is in warm almond milk, it’s simply delicious and has a range of potential health benefits.
Over a few decades, oats have also become a very popular health food, which can be good for UR pets too!
This whole-grain food is also very rich in dietary fibre (contains more than many other grains) and also possess healthy cholesterol-lowering properties too! Studies reveal that oats have beneficial health effects against gastrointestinal problems as well.
Whole-grain oats contain a considerable amount of valuable nutrients like proteins, starch, unsaturated fatty acids and dietary fibre as soluble and insoluble fractions. Oat also contains micronutrients such as vitamin E, folates, zinc, iron, selenium, copper, manganese, carotenoids, betaine, and choline, sulphur containing amino acids, phytic acid, lignins, lignans and alkylresorcinols.
Recently, it has also been revealed that peanuts are an excellent source of compounds like resveratrol, phenolic acids, flavonoids and phytosterols that block the absorption of cholesterol from UR diet. It is also a good source of Coenzyme Q10 and contains all the 20 amino acids with the highest amount of arginine. These bioactive compounds have been recognised for having disease- preventive properties and promote longevity.
A myriad of heart-healthy nutrients in peanuts such as magnesium, copper, niacin, oleic acid and antioxidant resveratrol help in maintaining heart health, lower cholesterol and thereby reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, the antioxidant resveratrol in peanuts prevents stroke by increasing the production of nitric oxide.
Prevents Gallstones Formation
Peanuts are a good choice of nuts to lower the risk of gallstones in both men and women. Researched studies have proven that the lipid-lowering effects in peanuts are beneficial in preventing the formation of gallstones.
The goodness of vitamin E and other essential minerals found in peanuts helps in maintaining the integrity of the cell membrane of UR skin by evading free radical damage. The anti-inflammatory properties also help in treating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The regular intake of peanuts makes UR skin glow naturally and combats any bacteria that can cause acne flare ups.
Lowers Cancer Risk
The host of plant compounds in peanuts such as P-coumaric acid and resveratrol have the potential to lower the risk of cancer by reducing the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. Studies in particular have shown that eating peanuts regularly lowers the risk of stomach and colon cancer too.
Mustard seeds are rich in a nutrient referred to as selenium, known for its high anti-inflammatory effects. The high source of magnesium in mustard seeds helps reduce the severity of asthma attacks and a few symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and also helps in lowering blood pressure.
Mustard seeds are also extremely rich in carotenoids, isorhamnetin, and kaempferol. Research also suggests that these flavonoid antioxidants help in protecting from chronic health concerns conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and also a few types of cancer.
Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. The curcumin present in turmeric has proven to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that can block the unnecessary actions of inflammatory molecules in the body. Studies have also shown positive effects of curcumin on people who have health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few.