Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Healthy Oats Upma

It’s been more than 45 days since I had uploaded my last blog post. And, what a terribly hectic period this has been! There was immense work pressure in the office. To add to the woes, my elder daughter’s school too scheduled their exams in this period.

Well, daughter’s exams have got finished and work pressure in the office, too has kind of eased off. The biggest casualty in this period was cooking. I would virtually fix dinner with whatever I could get near me at that time.

And for the breakfast, it was Oats, Oats & Oats. Blame it on the quick & non-fussy way it gets cooked or the healthy-lots of fibre-low calorie tag associated with that. The last Sunday, I said enough is enough. I need to make a breakfast which my kids & hubby would love to have.

For some reasons, my mind was so clouded with Oats, I wondered if I could make something interesting out of Oats only. Thus was born Oats Upma. Try this out, I bet you’ll love it.


Oats – 200 gms
Onion – 1 Large, chopped
Carrot – 1 medium, grated
Green peas – ¼ cup (optional)
Green chilli –  3 to 4, chopped
Peanut – 2 Tbsp
Chana daal – 1 Tbsp
Curry leaves – 8 to 10
Mustard – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch, chopped
Sugar – ½ tsp
Salt as per taste


Heat a pan and dry roast the oats for 3 to 4 minutes with constant stirring so as to avoid burning of the oats. Remove it and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add peanut and fry for 2 minutes. Add Chana daal in that and stir fry for half a minute. Add Mustard and Curry leaves. When it starts spluttering, add onion & green chili and fry for some time. 

Add grated carrot and peas and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Now add roasted oats and mix well. Reduce the flame and sprinkle  water slowly, little at a time so that it doesn't become sticky. Cover with a lid and cook it for a minute and   then add some more water continue to stir with spatual till the oats become soft but not sticky. Add 1/2 tsp of Sugar, fried peanuts & roasted chana daal and mix well

Finally add chopped coriander. Switch off the flame and keep it covered for few minutes.
Oats Upma is ready to serve for a healthy yet tasty breakfast.


zareena said...

looks delicious and lovely....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Healthy and tasty looking upma. Thanks for posting.

Swathi Iyer said...

Don't worry, blog when you can. By the way healthy oats upma.

Sweta Biswal said...

Too good!Even i make oats upma at home...

Priya Suresh said...

Blogging can wait, dont worry about it..Healthy and fibre rich upma.

Hill Resort Ooty said...

Oats is one of healthy food and thanks for providing this recipes.

kebhari said...

I am a first time visitor to your Page, loved the idea of dedicating an entire blog space to Desserts.

putra said...

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Angel Vicky said...

This healthy oats upma is a good for breakfast if i am right. You can check out the recipes on Gourmandia too.

Sofia Sana said...

really healthy..
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Lakshmi said...

Looks very temting and simple to make too! Thanq

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ZeeKhana Khazana said...

The upama in any format sound well. It is most appropriate indian daily breakfast and I am considering it as best indian food recipes for my family.

Bartanwale Kitchenware said...

great work deserve oats, happy oats to you.

Rice cooker in india said...

You have shared some nice information in this post.The points you mentioned are genuine and I totally agree with them. Thanks for sharing such valuable post.

kitchen chimney India said...

nice to read and lot to learn from your lovely post.

Pradeep Srivastava said...

looks like perfectly made upma and nice stuffing.

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Angela Navejas said...

Oats is very energetic and fast digestive food and also good for health.

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anand bhat said...

The pictures itself triggers me to try this recipe. South Indian Recipes and other recipes provided by you works out well and I have tried many of your recipes.


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