22 Jul 2014

Vegetable Masala Oats Upma

I'm a big fan of oats, so is my husband. We can eat oats with curd or buttermilk with some salt and pickle too! It tastes really delicious! Since we are so crazy about oats, I like to experiment and try out different dishes with it. This is one of the recipes I make and it tastes really good. 

Vegetable Masala Oats

We also buy a lot of ready made masala oats packets that we eat for sudden hunger pangs and I tell you, this tastes better than those packet ones. And it's homemade and fresh so all the better!
And my most favorite reason to love this, well it's not idli!! I'm so bored eating idli!!

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 3-4

  • Instant Oats - 2 cups (I used Quaker)
  • Water - 4 cups (or as required)
  • Onion - 2 medium (chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 medium (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Carrot - 1 medium (chopped)
  • Beans - 10 (chopped)
  • Fresh green peas - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2 chopped or slit
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few 
  • Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

1. Dry roast the oats in a pan for about 3 minutes until a nice aroma arises. Set aside.
2. Chop the vegetables and cook them in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle.

3. In a pan, add oil. Let the oil heat up. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
4. Once the seeds splutter, add the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute until the onions become translucent.

5. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell leaves.
6. Add the chopped tomatoes. Add salt and close the lid and allow the tomatoes to cook in medium flame.
7. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the masalas - turmeric powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Mix well and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.

8. Now add the cooked vegetables along with the water. Mix everything well.
9. Add the 4 cups of water and then add the roasted oats. Mix well allow the oats to cook for a few minutes.

10. Add more water if required. Oats will absorb water and it will get thicker with time so add water according to the consistency you prefer.
11. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
12. Serve hot with some spicy coconut chutney!

Vegetable Masala Oats

1. You can add chopped ginger and garlic instead of the paste.
2. This dish has to be served hot otherwise it will thicken with time.
3. Add water according to the consistency you prefer. If you like thick, add less water.
4. Add any vegetables you want or you can completely skip the veggies too.
5. You can cook the vegetables in the pan itself. Add the chopped veggies after adding the masala, add about 1/2 cup of water, close the lid for 5-8 minutes or until the vegetables cook completely and then proceed.

Until next time,

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