Upma Oats (ओट्स)
Oats Upma Recipe
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Protein-packed, full of fiber and low on fat, oats are designed to boost your energy levels and help you lead a healthy lifestyle. They are not only good for the stomach but are interestingly super filling, satisfying and versatile. Oats contain a wide range of nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, etc. which make them top the healthy food charts.

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Total Time (Minutes): 20
  • 2 cup oats
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp jeera/Cumin
  • few curry leaves
  • 10 cashew (optional)
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 chilli slit
  • ½ onion finely chopped, ½ carrot finely chopped, 5 beans finely chopped, ¼ capsicum finely chopped, 2 tbsp peas / matar (You can always add vegetables as per your own choice)
  • ½ tsp turmeric (Optional)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut grated (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ tsp jeera, few curry leaves and 10 cashews.
  2. Saute until the cashews turn golden brown.
  3. Now add ginger, 2 chilli and ½ onion. Saute well.
  4. Add ½ carrot, 5 beans, ¼ capsicum, 2 tbsp peas, ½ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt.
  5. Add 2 tbsp water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Now add 1 cup water and get it to a boil. if using instant oats, just add ¼ cup water.
  7. Once the water comes to a boil, add in roasted oats and mix well.
  8. Mix until the oats absorb all the water.
  9. Now cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until oats gets cooked well.
  10. Add salt, coriander, coconut and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  11. Now enjoy.