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Eating Oatmeal for breakfast is our everyday ritual including the weekends. On week days it is more of a rush as everybody leaves to go to work and we do not sit and enjoy the taste. On the weekends we have regular cooked oatmeal along with Orange Juice. We add nuts, dry fruits, cinnamon and some brown sugar to our regular oatmeal, and so the combination is good way to kick start the day.


The benefit of eating oatmeal is immense and following are some of its uses:


·         Help dieters’ cholesterol.

·         Improve LDL cholesterol profile.

·         Curb inflammation. Lab tests show that antioxidants in oats have anti-inflammatory properties.

·         Reap whole-grain perks against high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. (Source)



Dear Husband (DH) is very fond of oatmeal and enjoys it with good amount of dry fruits and nuts. In fact, it was his idea of making this Mango Kheer.

I made this by first cooking the oats, then added milk, cardamom and then finally the store bought ready mango pulp. Mango, cardamom along with milk makes a beautiful combination and oatmeal only adds a good texture. While eating this I realized that we could add Sago to this and make it softer and thicker.


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  • 1 cup of  quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup Mango pulp ( I used ready made Kesar Mango pulp for this/ even fresh mango pulp should be fine)
  •  1/2 cup Sugar (increase per taste)
  • 2 cups water
  •  2 cups milk ( I used 1% milk)
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom(elaichi)
  • 1/4 cup sabudana/ Sago(optional, I did not use this)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, pista, raisins(optional)

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  • If using Sabudana/Sago then soak it in water for about 1-2 hours.
  • Boil the water in a heavy bottom pan. Add the oats and allow to cook.
  • Next add the milk, sugar and mix well. The milk or the water quantity can be changed based on the taste. We like this slightly thick.
  • Add the Sago and then boil again. When cooked completely add the cardamom powder at the end.
  • Allow to cool, then add the mango pulp. Mix well and refrigerate. Add the nuts, raisins before serving.


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