Oats Upma Recipe! After trying delicious dish of Oats, you would be amazed that even oats can taste wonderful. Yes, definitely, it is healthy yet a tasty recipe which is simple and quick to make on busy mornings. It is one of the easy great dish options for a lazy weekend morning. It has a blend of oats in the form of upma along with other fresh vegetables, some spice powders, Indian condiments and herbs. The dish, taking inspiration  from basic Upma of South Indian Cuisine is a complete combination of energy and nutrients. It’s a perfect breakfast on any week day too, which can give a super boost to the day! The healthy and tasty Oats Upma Recipe can be quickly made at home in few minutes. It is a perfect breakfast full of nutritional values which is also tasty.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield4 Plates
  • Serving Size120 g
  • Energy211 cal
  • Cuisine
    • Indian
  • Course
    • Breakfast
  • Cooking Method
    • Cutting
    • Roasting
    • Sauteing

Ingredients

    • Quick Cooking Oats/ Rolling Oats – 1 cup
    • Oil – ½ tsp. for roasting oats
    • Turmeric Powder/ Haldi – 1 tsp.
    • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
    • Urad Dal – 1 tsp.
    • Whole Dry Red Chili – 2 pieces
    • Groundnut – 8 to 10 pieces
    • Cashew – 8 to 10 pieces ( optional )
    • Chopped Green Chili – 1 piece
    • Finely Chopped Onion – 1 tbsp.
    • Chopped Ginger – 1 inch
    • Chopped Carrot – 1 tbsp. ( optional )
    • Green Peas – ¼ cup ( optional )
    • Curry Leaves – 4-5 leaves
    • Sugar – 1 tsp.
    • Lemon Juice – as needed
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil/ Ghee – 1 tbsp.
    • Water –  1 cup or as required
    • Chopped Coriander Leaves

Method

1

Roasting the Oats:

  • Heat ½ of oil in a pan over a medium flame.
  • When the oil starts to crackle, mix 1 cup of quick oats in the pan.
  • Continuously stir the oats
  • Be careful and do not let it burn.
  • While sautéing, lower the flame.
  • Sprinkle ½ turmeric powder.
  • Fry the oats evenly until they become crispy.
  • Transfer the oats to a bowl or a plate and keep it aside.

Making Upma:

  • Take heavy non-stick pan to heat oil or ghee.
  • Add mustard seeds and curry leaves in the heated oil to crackle.

  • Mix in the whole dry red chilli, Urad dal and groundnut. Fry until they become light brown.
  • For adding cashew, do it along with groundnut.
  • Transfer the finely chopped onions to the pan and sauté till they become translucent and golden brown in colour.

  • Once onions are cooked and turned soft, add chopped green chilli along with carrot and green peas.
  • Stir the mixture for a while and let them cook for 2 minutes.

  • Mix the roasted oats with the cooked vegetables and stir everything well.
  • Sprinkle the pinch of salt, sugar and ½ tsp turmeric powder and season the mixture properly.
  • Give a good stir.
  • Add 1-2 cups of water.
  • Adjust amount of water according to the quantity .
  • On low flame steam the oats for 5-6 minutes by covering the pan with the lid.
  • Season with the chopped coriander leaves and drizzle some lemon juice.
  • Stir well the prepared oats and check for the taste. 
  • Healthy and delicious Oats upma is ready to be savoured!

TIPS

  • Add cashew and groundnut both or any one of them.
  • Use frozen peas or the fresh peas. 
  • Sugar can be omitted if you don’t prefer.
  • If you like the tangy flavour, then add chopped tomatoes, Pav-Bhaji Masala or the Chaat Masala Powder or Sambar Powder.
  • Don’t add green chilli and cook the vegetables properly while making for toddlers.
  • For the extra creaminess and the granulated texture, you can add grated coconut.
  • While making for a heart patient, use cholesterol free butter or take oil/ghee is very less proportion.
  • For garnishing use coriander leaves, lemon wedges, cilantro leaves, onion rings.
  • It tastes best when served with a glass of orange juice.
  • Oats can be boiled in the microwave as well.
  • 4 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories211
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat6.3 g8.08%
  • Saturated Fat0.7 g3.5%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat3 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium500 mg21.74%
  • Total Carbohydrate32.6 g11.85%
  • Dietary Fiber5.6 g20%
  • Total Sugars0.7 g
  • Protein7.4 g14.8%
  • Calcium17.5 mg1.35%
  • Iron7 mg38.89%
  • Potassium0 mg0%
  • Vitamin A24 mcg2.67%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)12 mg13.33%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)5 IU15.15%

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