Oats are the food that some people swear by and some dislike. Some like it sweet, some in a pudding, some masala style or cooking a cheela or roti out of it, there is a list of recipes you can cook using oats!
Oats are very versatile and available in many flavors in the market, there are plain oats, and then you get Masala oats; they are readily available in any grocery store and are also very economical.
Today we are discussing Masala oats and whether they suit people trying to shed some kilos!
Masala oats for Weight Loss?
Masala oats are nutritious and good in taste, but they have fat and considerable carbohydrate content, so if you’re following a low-carb diet, this might not be for you. If you are following a regular diet plan, you can have these as an option for breakfast once or twice a week, but do consult your dietician before stepping out to buy these.
Flavors available in Masala Oats
Masala Oats are available in a large variety in the market; you can have one depending on the taste you want to have at the moment;
- Mint Chutney
- Peppy Tomato Masala
- Chinese Flavour
- Pav bhaji
- Curry and pepper
- Classic Masala
- Masala and coriander
- Veggie Twist
- Italian flavor
- Lemony Twist
Ingredients of Masala Oats
Ingredients of usual masala oats are these and common in most oats:
73% oats, maltodextrin, salt, dried vegetable (carrots, French beans, green peas, onion powder), desiccated coconut powder, milk powder, Tomato powder, spices, and condiments (Chilly, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, curry leaves, cinnamon) hydrolyzed vegetable protein, garlic powder, yeast extract, anticaking agent, acidity regulator, flavor enhancers.
It contains natural color and added natural identical flavoring substances.
Oats make up most of Masala oats, so that’s a good thing; other than that, all things combined are in small quantities.
Maltodextrin, an ingredient in Masala oats, is a processed carbohydrate used as a thickening agent in food items. Although it’s used in small amounts, it doesn’t affect the nutritional quality of food. To conclude, it’s not the safest and healthiest choice for your body.
If you are allowed to eat Masala oats in your weight loss diet, cook your oats with lots of fresh veggies and then have it to increase the nutritional content! You can also have masala soup oats for a change.
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Masala Oats Recipe
- Heat a frying pan and add cooking oil.
- Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, and let them splutter.
- Add 2 chopped green chilies and 1tsp ginger-garlic paste, and stir well.
- Add 1 chopped onion and stir it for a few minutes until it is golden brown.
- Now add 1 medium tomato, 1/2 cup chopped cabbage, 1 tbsp peas, 2 tbsp capsicum, and 1 chopped carrot one by one, and keep stirring.
- Add salt(per taste), 1tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp coriander powder, and black pepper powder. Add little water to avoid sticking. Stir all the chopped vegetables in the masala.
- After all the vegetables are cooked, add 2-3 cups of water and boil.
- Add plain oats to the pan and keep stirring to avoid lumping.
- Once oats settle with a medium consistency, add a few drops of lemon and mix everything well. Turn off the stove.
- Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves, and your masala oats are now ready to serve.
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Calories in Masala Oats (100g)
Masala oats are perfectly calorie friendly and rich in important nutrients.
Nutrients (Approx.) Per 100 g Per Serve 39g
Energy(Kcal) 399 156
Protein(g) 10.0 3.9
Carbohydrate(g) 68.2 26.6
of which total sugars(g) 6.0 2.3
of which added sugars(g) 3.7 1.4
Dietary Fiber(g) 9.5 3.7
Soluble Fiber(g) 2.7 1.1
Insoluble Fiber(g) 6.8 2.7
Total Fat(g) 9.5 3.7
Saturated Fat(g) 2.3 0.9
Trans Fat(g) 0.0 0.0
Cholesterol(mg) 0.0 0.0
Sodium(mg) 2400 936
Are Masala Oats Healthy?
Masala oats have protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. But they also have fat content and flavoring substances in most of the packaged food you get outside, so to consume or not up for you to decide.
Masala oats once in a while are great for people who stay on their own or also students; they are quick to make, readily available, and easy on the pocket. A small packet of Masala Oats that will make you a bowlful will cost you around 15 rupees; you can buy larger packs too.