Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Oats Upma

Well this was one of the breakfast recipes that I had bookmarked to make under the Oats category. I never knew that oats are so versatile! I am so impressed with the way these oats recipes have turned up. I really loved the taste of this Upma. I generally hate Upma & very very rarely make them. But these with Oats tasted really nice. A healthy & filling breakfast. The best part is you can add in any veggies you want in it. Here is the recipe & happy cooking/eating:)

Oats Upma Recipe
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 25 mins

  • Quick cooking Oats - 1 cup (Dry roast this for about 5 mins)
  • Water - 1.5 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots chopped to small pieces
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • Pinch of Asefotida
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsp
  • 1 Tspn lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
  1. Add 2 Tbsp of oil in a Pan/ Kadai. once the oil is hot add in mustard seeds
  2. Once they splutter, add onions, curry leaves, green chili's, asifotida & fry until onions are translucent.
  3. Add in carrots, green peas, turmeric powder & fry this for 2 mins.
  4. Now add in 1.5 cups of water, salt, sugar & bring this to a boil for about 1 minute.
  5. Now add in the oats & keep stirring until everything is well mixed. Add in lemon juice, coriander leaves.
  6. Close the lid & cook this on low flame for about 3 to 4 mins. Open the lid, give it a good mix, check if its cooked & the water is drained off.



  1. Browsing all your 'Oats' recipes, all great. Upma is the only way I like oats. Am going to try your version soon.

  2. hi,

    ur recipe seems a gr8 way to consume oats.
    will try it soon.
    i hv a small query... is it necessary to add sugar???can i omit it?? will it effect the taste??


    1. Yes you can omit sugar or add a little bit for taste. Since I made this for brekfast I thought a little sugar would make it more tasty.


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