Aug 6, 2012

Oats Upma

When I see spicy versions of Oats in India I am much delighted to include Oats in my breakfast to make it savory. Though I enjoy eating Cooked Oatmeal with Sambar, but never tried cooking Oats along with the spices directly until I made this Oats Upma today. When I have started this recipe, little hesitant about the outcome as Oats are gluey in nature.  But I am completely confident now to include in my breakfast platter. It is little hard compared to normal upma and you will be full after you eat small portion of it as Oats are complex carbs.  Go ahead and Experiment cooking with these multi grains. Here is the recipe, Enjoy!

Oats Upma
Oats - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 medium
Tomato - 1 medium ( cluster, non-hybrid)
carrot - 1 medium
Cashew Nuts - 5
Green Chili - 1
Ginger - 1 inch stick
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 5
salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp

Water - 1 Tbsp
Lime Juice - 1 tsp

  1. Heat the oil non stick pan or Kadai. Once the oil is hot add Chana Dal, Mustard Seeds. 
  2. Once the seeds start spluttering add curry leaves, thinly chopped ginger and green chili. Fry for 1 min. 
  3. Add Chopped Onion and Carrot. Saute for 3 min. Add Cashew Nuts and Add salt now. 
  4. Add Chopped Tomato and saute until tomato oozes juices ( about 3 min). 
  5. Now add Oats to the pan and mix it well. (sprinkle some water, it it becomes too hard).
  6. Saute for about 2 min until Oats cooked completely. 
Serve into breakfast plate and sprinkle some lime juice and server warm.

I have served Oats Upma with some yogurt (curd) on the side along with some fruit cut to beat the heat here.

  • This has to be eaten warm, it becomes hard as it cools off. 
  • The amount of water to add depends on your tomato. If tomatoes are juicy and tangy you will get best results, other wise you have to add some water in order to get the oats cooked. 

Have a Healthy Breakfast in the morning to energize your entire day.


  1. Mythreyi, Yummy and healthy breakfast...

  2. Healthy recipie nice presantation

  3. Healthy recipe!! lovely presentation....

  4. nutritious and healthy oats upma with an awesome presentation.

  5. O! thanks for the tip on how to make the oats in a dry state. I hate gooey oats this one is a definite must try.
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  6. Delicious oats upma. Love the healthy breakfast.

  7. Can't wait to try this at home. Awesome Presentation Mythreyi!

  8. Super healthy breakfast.. must make soon at home!

  9. Healthy way to kick-start the day..Super yummy Mythreyi.

  10. upma looks delicious....very healthy too :)

  11. Delicious & nutritious

  12. Very very healthy breakfast n awesome presentation:)

  13. very healthy and nutritious breakfast.. the platter looks yum!yum!yum! :)

  14. Healthy breakfast,beautifully done.

  15. Looks lovely

  16. very beautiful photos... looks so mouthwatering..

  17. Wat a healthy dish to kick start a day..My fav upma.

  18. nice pics... the upma looks very good..:)

  19. what a cute way to present the dish :-) A lovely blog happy to follow you... do visit me

    1. Thank you Priya! and welcome to Yum! Yum! Yum! will check out yours too in a while.. Glad to be in touch with you..

  20. Yum yum... Quick cook oats right... I must try this...



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