Made with oats and rice flour, Nepali oats chatamari makes an easy and nutritious meal . With an added fiber, chatamari is a great vehicle for both sweet and savory toppings. Vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free friendly recipe!
Chatamari is a type of Nepali crepe, made with rice flour. I have shared an egg chatamari recipe (with video) in the past if you are interested. Made with just 2 ingredients (flour and water), chatamari is really simple to make and you can add your choice of toppings for a quick breakfast or lunch. For Nepali oat chatamari, I replaced of the rice flour with oats flour for added fiber.
Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods and has so many health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. There are two types of fiber — soluble and insoluble — and both play important roles in health:
Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and adds bulk to the stool, preventing constipation. Food sources include wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains
Soluble fiber absorbs water, forming a gel-like substance in the digestive system. Soluble fiber help lower cholesterol levels and help regulate blood sugar levels. Food sources include oat , barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas,
The general recommendation for fiber 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men each day but majority of us do not meet those recommendations.
Unlike pancakes, Nepali oats chatamari doesn’t require any leavening agents in the recipe. It’s a soft, crepe like flat, quick bread that is literally made with 2 ingredients – flour (s) and water. The recipe I am sharing below is made with equal parts of rice flour and oats flour but feel free to adjust the ratio to your liking.
NEPALI OATS CHATAMARI
1 cup rice flour
1 cup oats flour (I use old-fashion oats and grind into a flour texture)
1.5-2 cup water (start with 1.5 cups and add more as needed)
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