Monday, May 14, 2012


Oats breakfast recipes comprises of oats idly , oats uthapam, oats upma and oats Pongal. Here , I am sharing the recipe for oats upma, other recipes in following posts.

Oats Upma  

Oats - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsps
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 2 tsps
Ginger, chopped - 1 1/2 inch piece
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves, chopped - 8-10
Onion, chopped - 1 medium
French beans, chopped - 5-8
Carrot, chopped - 1 medium
Green peas, fresh/frozen - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Milk - 1/2 cup
  Method :
Heat oil in a pan and Add urad dal. Once it turns light brown, add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle.
Add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and onion.
Once onion turns light brown, add beans, carrot and peas and mix well.
Add salt, and mix well.
Cook on low heat till vegetables are cooked.
Add oats and mix well. Sprinkle milk.
Close lid and cook for 1-2 minutes. Open lid, mix well and serve hot.
 You can serve it with sambhar and/or coconut chutney.

 Oats Pongal:
Oats - 2 cups
Moong dal - 1 cup
Cumin -2 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
 Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp
 Cashew nuts - 2 tsp
 Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil/Ghee - 3 tsps
In a pressure cooker add the oil/ghee and let it heat for a minute then add cumin, pepper and cashew nut and when it is slightly browns add oats, rinsed and drained moongdal, chopped ginger, curry leaves, salt and 6 cups water.
Close the cooker lid and cook it until one whistle in a medium heat.
You can serve it with sambhar and/or coconut chutney.