May 11, 2009

Oats Upma

Upma is a common breakfast in South Indian cuisine especially during busy mornings. This Upma is made with oats and I tried this as a variation to the normal rava and vermicelli upma. It is a healthier option since it includes oats and a load of vegetables. It is mildly blended with spices and makes a one pot meal.
Ingredients
Old Fashioned oats - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small sized
Green chillies - 2
Mixed vegetables - 2 cups
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Sambar powder - 1 teaspoon(optional)
Oil - 1 spoon
Water - 1 3/4 cups
Mustard seeds - 1 tteaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Channa dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt to taste
Directions
Chop the onions and vegetables. I used a mixture of carrots, corn and peas. Mice the ginger.
To a kadai, add the oil and do the seasoning with the mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal, curry leaves. Then add the onion and saute till translucent. Add the ginger and slit green chillies and fry for a few seconds. Add the mixed vegetables and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the water and bring it to a boil. Add the sambar powder and oats and stir well. Also add salt to taste. Cover and cook for about for about 10 minutes until the oats is cooked through and absorbs all the water. it should not turn very mushy. it tastes best if it still remains chewy.

Serve hot with yoghurt and pickle!
My other upma recipes:
Vermicelli upma
Bulgur Upma
Tamarind upma

41 comments:

  1. Certainly healthy and a more flavorful oats, I think!

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  2. I make this a lot :)
    very healthy.. and yours looks yummy!

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  3. Way to incorporate good food :) Delicious!

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  4. very healthy recipe .... will try this some time .........

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  5. Healthy upma :) Looks delicious too

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  6. Thats a lovely healthy recipe.. looks inviting.. will try this soon..

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  7. :) I tried making this once and ended up with goop. Never turned back to making upma with Oats again. But can't beat the health aspect.

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  8. healthy idea of using oats Divya..Looking yum..

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  9. WOW. helathy diet Upma.. adding sambar powder is new to me.. looks perfect..

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  10. DEfinitely healthy and the addition of veggies should make it even more fun to have... My inlaws are coming by and I was wondering how to manage the breakfast issue, she is an oats person sure this will come handy...

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  11. i've made this after seeing in Viji's blog and love it.

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  12. Wow healthy upma with oats! A unique one too :)

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  13. Definitely a healthy choice Divya..Thanks for sharing..:)

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  14. Oats upma - never heard of it, but does look yummy!

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  15. a very healthy dish....I am a health freak...I will try it for sure :))

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  16. I also prepare oats upma as it is healthy.
    Lovely Healthy dish

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  17. Hi divya
    first time here,Congrats on the 200th post.The oats upma is defntly a change from the normal upmas we make.Great!

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  18. I find it hard to make my daughter eat oats upma..she does not like the gluey oats. She has the porridge though. Let me try your version.

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  19. Nice idea to cook oats in a different way. A healty way to start the day.

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  20. Wow have never tried using oats in upma..certainly healthy dish..looks yum yum..

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  21. Thats a healthy and delicious upma!

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  22. wow what a helthy and colorful upma nice recipe divya

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  23. Wow that is a real healthy breakfast.

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  24. I do not like oats much but this seems to be great way to try them. Make oats look really tasty...

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  25. oats with sambar powder? never tried that!i like oats generally though...so i shud try this sometime...

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  26. This is one for me as I don't like sweet oats...adding veggies are a bonus. Healthy and yummy for a kick start morning Divya...great

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  27. healthy and lovely!! Thank you so much for adding this to The Recipe Diary :)

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  28. Btw, would really appreciate it if you can link back to www.therecipediary.com with the logo :)

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  29. i have never tried this. sounds healthy.. good one.

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  30. I also luv making this upma. It tastes good and healthy too. Upma looks colorful.

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  31. I was looking out for healthy breakfast recipes... this one looks really great..

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  32. What a nutritious combination of ingredients.

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  33. I usually make oats khichdi, in which I put all vegetables and dal as well. Turns out well if you make it spicy. I will try out this upma as well.

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  34. Now this is something I should try out....a healthy dish !!!!

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  36. It tastes good and healthy.i tried this

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