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Vikas Khanna Challenge
Vikas Khanna Challenge

Health is wealth, but making your kid eat a healthy and nutritious meal is the biggest challenge of for every Indian mother. Every mom wants her kid to eat well, stay healthy but kids prefer tastier, sometimes the junk variety. Preparing healthy food is the cause of debate nowadays. “I can persuade my boss for a project but not my son to eat healthy. He loves ice creams and all kind of junk food. Making him eat healthy and nutritious food is the biggest challenge of my life”, says Kavita Sharma, a working mother of a 5 year old.

In today’s world every mom’s biggest challenge is to make her kid eat healthy food without compromising on taste. In such situation, Quaker Oats is a handy solution.
“I have often traded his ice cream with healthier Quaker oats version, not only is it good to taste, but the best alternative too,” adds Kavita. As a mother we often fight between the favourite unhealthy junk and making a healthier option, this is where my trusty Quaker Oats helps me.

Why Quaker Oats only? Quaker is the brand which introduced us to oats but besides that it is power packed with dietary fibers, proteins and minerals such as Manganese, Thiamin, Magnesium and Phosphorous. Being very low in saturated fats, sodium and cholesterol it is very low in calorie and helps in weight loss and maintenance of optimum health.

Now oatmeal is a little bundle of power with whole grains and easy to use. So if you love using Quaker Oats in different ways here is a chance for you to win 50 lakhs and other exciting prizes too by participating in – #BringYourTastiestBowl challenge. Besides 50 lakhs you also get to meet the handsome Chef Vikas Khanna

At the grand finale which will happen after the end of the 6 week contest, the shortlists will participate in a face to face challenge with Vikas Khanna who will judge the final winner of the grand prize of INR 50 lakhs. So what are you waiting for participate now

 

To submit your entries: Click Here

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Vikas Khanna Challenge
Vikas Khanna Challenge

Mother’s biggest challenge is to make her kid healthy as kids are fussy eaters and are hardest to please with a new recipe. So here are few interesting and yummy oats recipe for kids that they can’t resist.

Mango oats ice cream

Kids love icecream and mango is every kids’ favorite fruit and by adding oats to the ice cream it solves every mother’s healthy dessert problem.

Ingredients

  1. 1 ripe mango
  2. 1 cup powdered oats
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1/4 cup milk powder
  5. Powdered almonds
  6. 1 tablespoon Honey

Method

  1. Heat milk and add milk powder. Add oats powder and mix well.
  2. Once cool add the honey, mango pulp and powdered almonds.
  3. Mix well and store in a airtight container.
  4. Freeze for 6-7 hours.
  5. Serve with some almonds and honey on top.
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Curd Oats

It’s said that you first eat food with eyes so if the food looks tempting , it becomes easier for you to make your kid have it. This amazing tasty bowl directly from the south Indian kitchen with tangy curd and a little spicy flavour is hard to resist.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup Cooked Oats
  2. 2 cups Curd
  3. 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  4. Finely chopped Coriander leaves to garnish
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 1 tsp Roasted dry peanuts
  7. 1 tsp Oil
  8. 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  9. 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  10. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  11. 5 to 8 Curry Leaves
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Method:

  1. Boil some water and add a little salt to taste (never use salt after adding oats)
  2. Mix cooked oats with well beaten curd
  3. Add green chilli pepper to taste. Mix up well.
  4. Now heat a tsp of oil.
  5. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida , green chillies and curry leaves to the oil.
  6. Pour this over oats and curd mixture.
  7. Garnish with roasted peanuts and coriander leaves
  8. Serve it in normal temperature

 Banana oat honey ice cream

No matter how hard you try, the little ones never eat healthy food without doing a little drama. So, why not add fruits and healthy Quaker Oats to ice-cream? This works ladies. And this easy 3 ingredient recipe is a great option.

Ingredients

  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 cup oats divided in half
  3. 2 table spoon honey

Method:

  1. Chop the banana and freeze in a air tight bag for 4-5 hours.
  2. After 5 hours, soak half oats in boiled water. Drain after 2 minutes and strain.
  3. Toast the remaining oats on a non stick pan.
  4. In a food processor mix the frozen banana, boiled oats and honey. Blitz on high till you see a creamy mixture. Add the toasted oats for last one minute.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Oats saffron Kheer

Colours and aroma does magic with kids. This Oats Saffron Kheer is a rich combination of aromatic saffron,healthy oats, roasted dry fruits and kid’s enemy milk. This super tasty dessert guarantees you to see the finger licking act of your kid who at times throws away the bowl of oats and milk.

Ingredients

  1. Quaker oats 1 cup
  2. Skimmed milk 3 cups
  3. Almonds 8-10
  4. Cashew nuts – 8-10
  5. Raisins – 5-8
  6. Honey 4 tablespoons
  7. Cardamom seeds 10-15
  8. 2 tbsp oil {not ghee}
  9. 1 tbsp saffron

Method

  1. Roast the Quaker oats for three minutes.
  2. Boil the milk with saffron, almonds, cashew nuts, raisins and Cardamom seeds for around seven minutes
  3. Add sugar to this milk
  4. When milk starts getting thick, add healthy Quaker oats and cook for about ten minutes.
  5. Keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  6. Season with roasted dry fruits and half finely chopped apple.
  7. Serve hot in big bowls.
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Oats Paneer Masala

Gone are the days of Shahi Paneer, Paneer masala with oddles of butter. Here comes the healthier way to have paneer. Just a little twist can do wonders.

Ingredients

  1. 1 small onion(chopped)
  2. 1 small tomato (chopped)
  3. 4 tablespoon of oats
  4. 1 small green chilli(optional)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  8. 100 grams of paneer
  9. 1 tablespoon oil
  10. Water: 1 small cup

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan and then add cumin seeds and chopped tomatoes.
  2. Now add the tomatoes , green chilli , turmeric , salt and oats.
  3. Add water and let the oats cook for 3 minutes .
  4. At last add mashed paneer and mix well.

*You can use this as a stuffing too.

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Summer Oats Raita

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 2 cups of probiotic curd
  3. A few mint leaves
  4. 1 cucumber peeled and grated
  5. ¼ lockey (bottle gourd) peeled and grated
  6. Salt
  7. Pepper

Method:

  1. In boiled water add oats, cucumber and lockey. Keep for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Beat curd add chopped mint leaves, salt, pepper.
  4. Add the cooled oats, cucumber and lockey. Mix well.
  5. Served chilled.
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