Tuesday 29 October 2013

Oats Pongal

Bored of using oats only for porridge? Try it out for Pongal; a popular South Indian breakfast recipe!

Pongal is usually made of rice and moong dhal; here is a twist using oats instead of rice.  It is easy to make, tasty and healthy as well!

Try this and include in your routine for a healthy living!


Oats  -1 cup

Moong dhal - ½ cup
Turmeric powder - ¼  tsp
Water -  1 ½ - 2 cups
Salt - to taste

To Temper:
Black pepper -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Cashew nuts - 8 to 10 pieces (broken into small pieces)
Ginger - 2 tsp (finely chopped)
Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee – 1 to 2 tsp


Wash and pressure cook dhal with turmeric powder until soft.  Keep aside.

Take a pan; dry roast the oats for 3 to 4 minutes and keep aside.

Add oil and ghee in a pan and temper with cumin seeds, pepper, curry leaves, chopped ginger, chopped green chilies and cashew nuts. 

Now add about a cup of water and salt; allow to boil.

When it starts boiling, add the roasted oats and cooked dhal stirring continuously; reduce the flame to medium. 

Cover the pan and cook oats till water is absorbed or till it reaches desired consistency.

Serve hot with Coconut chutney and Sambar.


Adjust the water level according to the desired consistency.

Diabetic and those who prefer a low fat diet may avoid ghee and cashew nuts.

Your tasty and guilt free pongal is ready to serve!

Check my other Pongal recipes also.

Ven Pongal (Milagu Pongal)
Broken Wheat Spinach Pongal / Godhumai Rava Keerai Pongal


  1. Very healthy and fibre rich pongal,my fav ..

  2. Awesome is the word...gonna try this soon

  3. totally irresistible and healthy pongal...

  4. it's different good to take thanks

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    chakkara pongal recipe

  6. this is wat i was searching for.. must healthier version than the regular pongal recipe... thanks for sharing poornima ...


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