Sunday 31 January 2016

Oats Vegetable Upma / Oats Upma

Try this fiber rich Oats Vegetable Upma, a healthy alternative to the popular South Indian breakfast recipe, which is usually prepared using semolina! 

Check out my other recipes using oats:


Oats - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Green Chillies – 3  (slitted)
Ginger – 1 inch piece (grated))
Carrots – 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Green peas - ¼ cup
Coriander Leaves – for garnish
Salt – to taste
Water – 1 ¼ cups

For seasoning:
Mustard Seeds – ¾ tsp
Channa dhal – 1 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
Oil –1 to 2 tbsp


Heat a pan, add oats and dry roast it till it turns slightly brown in colour.  Keep aside.

Heat oil in the same kadai, and add all the ingredients under "For seasoning", one by one.

After it crackles, add chopped onion, ginger and green chilli.  Fry till onion becomes translucent.

Now add finely chopped carrots, thawed green peas and salt; mix well.

Add 1¼ cup of water and turmeric powder; stir well.  Close the pan with the lid; allow to cook.

Once the carrot and green peas are cooked, add roasted oats.  Mix well with remaining water.

If you feel the water is less, just sprinkle some water and allow it to cook.

Cover the pan and cook the oats in a medium flame till water is absorbed. 

Once the oats become soft and fluffy; switch off the gas,

Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot with Coconut Chutney.


You can also add lemon juice to give a mild tangy taste. If doing so, keep it to the end.

Amount of water differs according to the thickness and variety of the oats.

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