Oats Upma Recipe

January 29, 2016 Author: Vishwagujarat

Ideal for diabetics, this fibre-rich upma made with quick cooking oats and enhanced with carrots and green peas, will appeal to others as well. This makes a truly filling breakfast that will keep you going till lunch time.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients :

-2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
-3 tsp oil
-1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
-1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
-1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
-5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
-1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
-2 green chillies , slit green chillies
-1/2 cup finely chopped onions
-1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
-1/4 cup green peas
-1 tsp sugar
-salt to taste

For The Garnish
-2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method to Prepare :

-Heat 1 tsp of oil in a non-stick pan, add the oats and ½ tsp of turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour, stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

-Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

-When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

-Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn translucent.

-Add the carrots and green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

-Add the oats mixture, sugar, salt and remaining ½ tsp of turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, stirring continuously.

-Add 1½ cups of hot water, cover and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve immediately garnished with coriander.