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Vegetables Oats Upma | Oats Recipes

Vegetables Oats Upma | Oats Recipes

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes
Oats is something that took me a while to get used to it and that's the reason you don't see oats recipes in my blog.  Though it couple of years now I started to eat oats but I never managed to take pictures whenever I make oats dishes. Eating plain oats with milk and honey is just not my cup of tea I simply doesn't like that so I try different way to jazz up the oats so it's easy for me to not fuss a lot about it.  Apart from using it in milkshakes, I have few recipes that I make from oats some of which are way too easy and simple just the way I like it.

This oats vegetable upma is one of my favorite oats recipe, if you don't like to eat oats or other don't like to have dull and plain food then you will sure love this one.  All the vegetables and cashew nut add good crunch to upma and chilli brings the spiciness.  I normally add little of turmeric powder in my oats upma  to make it look more appealing, you can skip the turmeric if you wish it's just my personal choice.


Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

Important point to note with oats is roast it so it doesn't get mashed while cooking and that's the reason even after adding 2 cups of water upma was not mashed and I used quicker oats you can adjust the water to suit your needs increase you find 2 cups not working for you.

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

Vegetables Oats Upma Recipe

Author: Category: Breakfast 
Cuisine: South Indian Serves2
Prep Time: 5 Mins | Cook Time: Total Time: 20 Mins

Ingredients:
Quick Cooking Oats - 1 Cup heaped
Onion - 1 medium or 1/2 cup chopped
Green Chilli - 2
Carrot - 1 medium or 3/4 cup chopped
Capsicum - 1 small or 3/4 cup chopped
Minced Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp [optional]
Salt - To Taste
Water - 2 Cups
Chopped Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp [optional]

For Tadka/Tempering
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Cashew-nuts - 8-10
Curry Leaves - 8-10 [I didn't use]

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

Method:

1. Peel and chop onion and finely chop carrot. Chop capsicum, green chilies, coriander leaves and keep aside.
2. In a pan roast oats for 2-3 minutes or until it start to be aromatic, take care not to burn it, keep aside.

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

3. In the same pan heat oil and add all the ingredients listed under 'For Tadka/Tempering' and saute until chana dal and cashews becomes golden brown.
4. Add onion, green chilli, ginger and saute until onion becomes soft around 2 minutes, carrot and saute for another 2 minutes.

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

5.  Add turmeric powder, peas and give a good stir, cook for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add capsicum and cook for a minute. Now add 2 cups of water, salt and bring it to good boil, a
dd roasted oats.
Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

7. Mix well, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and oats gets cooked.
8. Add coriander leaves, lemon juice (if using) stir and off flame. Cover the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

Serve hot with curd, pickle or any chutney of your choice.  But this upma has all the taste so we doesn't require any side dish as such.


Vegetables Oats Upma Oats Recipes

Notes

  • Roast oats to avoid it from getting mashed.
  • You can add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water too for me 2 cups of water always works and upma doesn't gets mashed. 
  • You can add any other vegetables of your choice like beans, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage etc.
  • You can skip the vegetables and just make it as plain upma too.
  • I like to add cashews in my upma you can skip it or replace it with peanuts. 

Have a nice day..