Friday, July 6, 2012

Oats Upma

         As I have already said, oats is " no, no " food at my home, both the husband and daughter can't have it in the porridge form, but give it to them in the form of this oats upma or the pancakes that I have posted here, they are fine. In fact, my daughter always asks me whether it is scrambled eggs, I think because of the texture or also from the flavor of the red capsicum that I add to this, whatever it is, this makes up for a healthy breakfast..

Need To Have

  • Quick Cooking Oats - 3 cups
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Red Capsicum - 1 chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 chopped
  • Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Or Black Gram Dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - 1/4 cup

          Sprinkle some water on the oats and mix it, it should be like wet bread crumbs like texture. This I learnt from  Sashiga's blog. Now heat some oil, add the mustard, cumin and urad dal, once it starts spluttering, start adding the onions, saute till they turn pink. Then add the tomatoes, red capsicum, red chilli powder, salt  and the ginger, saute them well for 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix in the oats, sprinkle some water, cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, but checking after every 2 or 3 minutes. If it seems dry, sprinkle some more water, cover and cook. Finally, add the chopped coriander, mix and serve warm.

Don't add all the water at once to the oats, only sprinkle.
Cook it on low heat, so that the oats doen't stick to the pan.
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  1. Wow, this sounds very delicious n tempting! Nice recipe and lovely presentation dear..


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  2. sounds interesting.. too healthy..

  3. very interesting recipe hema. other hema had put guest post of this on my blog

    for me also oats is no no no. however someone told me to mix oats atta in and make chapatis. this recipe makes me want to try it

  4. A great way to serve oats....Nice recipe

  5. Even none at home love to have oats in porridge, Upma looks wholesome and tempting.

  6. Hema, this looks quite interesting. I have copied this recipe and will surely try this Upma. I cook oats with mixed vegetables and add bisibele bath powder in it. It tastes good too. Thanks.

  7. so nice healthy diet breakfast food.... even we posted exact similar way in our site.... lovely presentation dear...

  8. beautiful clicks!! such a healthy recipe...

  9. I too have the same polm with oats.. bookamrking... very healthy breakfast
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  10. Mmm... this is yummy. Looks very very nice X

  11. looking healthy and delicious oats upma....

  12. Interesting recipe,colorful and tempting.

  13. Hi ,

    looks AAawesome!!!!

    and Colourful:)))

    Keep on Dear...

  14. Awesome color and texture! a healthy and interesting recipe.
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  15. i too have tried this from Menaga's space...looks very inviting n colorful!!
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  16. This is such a nice variation to the normal boring oats! Looks delicious!

  17. Pictures are so beautiful...lovely recipe dear

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  18. Woow...thanks for sharing ...just bookmarked it..:)
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  19. Best option to consume oats in this delicious way! Lovely pics!! Bookmarked!!

  20. looks so yummyy asusal tal but how did u get oats so dry i always endup with sticky ones