Oats Quinoa Balls – Guest post from Malar


Day 2 of my guest post series and today its from Malar, neither my blog nor my immediate family needs intro for her. WordPress gave us intro and initially we started talking through comments, but within no time it has changed to a stage where almost every week we started talking over the phone and most of the days during our one hour talk (may be more if my son didn’t wake up during his nap) we seldom talks about blog. As Malar mentioned below during our initial days we both decided to do guest post in each other’s space, but taking advantage of our friendship kept postponing, finally “March” has become a auspicious month for both of us to write a post for each other (oh yes, can see my post in Malar’s page in sometime). I can continue writing about Malar and her space but its time to handover to Malar:-)

Over to Malar,

Hi I am Malar , so excited to do a guest post for Vidya’s Traditionally Modern Food, a fabulous blog. My blog is Malar’s Kitchen. You can find various Indian recipes along with few other cuisine recipes. I have a lot of chettinad recipes too, if it might excite you.

Vidya and myself, we started following each other during our initials days of blogging, eventually we got along so well. From blogging she turned out to be a very good friend of mine. We chit chat a lot, just not blogging many personal stuffs too  It was long time back we decided that we should do guest post for each other and being friends, we took enough advantage of postponing 😉 Finally I am here with a guest post for her with Oats Quinoa Balls. Few details on my blog.

Blog link: https://malarmuthu.wordpress.com/

FB link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malars-Kitchen/1516965231871483

Pinterest link: https://www.pinterest.com/vijimalar/recipe/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/malarskitchen

Hopping on to the recipe…..



Oats – 1 cup

Quinoa – ¼ cup

Water – ¾ cup

Flax seeds – ¼ cup

Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Dry Fruits – 1/3 cup (I have used cranberries)

Jaggery – ½ cup (Can be replaced by sugar)


  • Dry roast Oats for 3 to 4 mins, until nice aroma rises.
  • Dry roast flax seeds for 2 mins.
  • Now powder oats and flax seeds either together or separately.
  • Clean quinoa and cook with water in high for 6 mins, simmer for 12 mins.
  • Switch off when quinoa turns fluffy and soft.
  • Heat jaggery with just enough water to bring it to boiling state.
  • Now mix all of the together along with dry fruits and vanilla extract.
  • Form a nice dough. Make small balls out of it.
  • Healthy oats quinoa balls are ready. Place in an airtight container in fridge stay well up to 20 days.
  • You can add any sort of dry fruits, cashews, almonds, walnuts. I wanted to use up my cranberries , so I have used only this 



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13 thoughts on “Oats Quinoa Balls – Guest post from Malar

  1. Zoale.com April 16, 2015 at 9:12 AM Reply

    What a fabulous snack Malar! I am always looking for healthy and tasty treats 🙂

  2. Bonnie Eng April 15, 2015 at 1:54 PM Reply

    These look fab! I love that there is quinoa in them! 🙂

  3. Chitra Jagadish April 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM Reply

    lovely post and healthy treat Malar…. Looks great… 🙂

  4. Elaine @ foodbod April 15, 2015 at 4:54 AM Reply

    Very nice and lovely to read about your friendship xx

  5. veenashankar April 15, 2015 at 12:58 AM Reply

    healthy and tasty snack

  6. swathi April 14, 2015 at 9:08 PM Reply

    Oats Qunioa balls looks delicious Malar, Great guest post Vidya.

  7. Malar April 14, 2015 at 7:24 PM Reply

    Thanks dear for such lovely words 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food April 15, 2015 at 2:32 PM Reply

      Thanks for the healthy and tasty treat Malar:-)

    • Charanya April 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM Reply

      Awesome post girls ❤ Malar, cooked quinoa stays well up to 20 days? That's cool

      • Malar April 16, 2015 at 4:02 PM

        Thanks Charu 🙂

  8. Oats Qunioa Balls | Malar's Kitchen April 14, 2015 at 7:23 PM Reply

    […] Link to her blog and recipe click here […]

  9. Arasi Arumugam April 14, 2015 at 5:43 PM Reply

    Beautiful Laddus they are 🙂

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