June 24, 2013

Oats Upma / Oats Upma Recipe

                


              I still remember the time about 7 years ago, my "American Granny" started showing off about diet, exercise and oats after her visit to the USA for the first time. The vibe started spreading slowly with people about its benefits and today Oats is in our regular menu. From an Indian kitchen to an English Restaurant we see Oats under the Breakfast banner. I fell for this "Oats mania" as well and I still wonder why I love it. My little one was once crazy about Oats porridge. She has stopped eating now but that shouldn't be credited against oats because she isn't eating anything much these days..!




                Oats upma is prepared in many ways. I use a similar method for making my Poha upma or Oats Upma. If you want to serve this for elderly people then I would suggest to cut down Peanuts and Coconut and for babies you can also try Almond-Oats Porridge powder. Oats are generally chewy so I love having them hot after preparation.





Ingredients:
Old Fashioned Oats - 1 cup (Quick oats is also fine)
Onion - 1 small sized
Peanuts/Groundnuts - 10 to 15 no's
Coconut - 2 tablespoon (Grated)
Green chilli - 1 no (small one)
Salt - as needed

To temper:
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli - 1 no (Small one)
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon


Method:
  • Take a pan, heat oil and temper the ingredients given under "To temper" column.

  • Add Onion, Peanut, Green chilli, Salt and saute until onions are transparent.


  • Wash the oats just for a few seconds, drain the water and add that to tawa along with coconut. Stir well and cover it with a lid for 5 minutes on medium flame.(if quick oats is used then do not wash instead add direct and sprinkle needed water to cook)


  • Serve hot with a cup of Coffee/Tea.



Happy to link this recipe to "Cooking healthy in a hurry" event at Archana's Kitchen

84 comments:

  1. Yummy, healthy and quick to make Divya :-)

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  2. that seems to look like a nice and quick breakfast...

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  3. Healthy and easy one,my favourite too.

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  4. That's an yum way of relishing oats....love it...

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  5. very healthy and yummy breakfast...

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  6. Such an easy recipe :) the picture does not look like oats to me :p will sure try this sometime

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  7. Quick n healthy Upma...looks so good n inviting! Nice clicks too..

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  8. it looks delicious divya.. and it is not soggy thats what i like :)

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  9. I am trying this asap.., :)
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  10. I usually have oats with milk for dinner, the days I am exhausted and don't have time to cook. It works to improve my cholesterol level. Upma made with oats is certainly healthy and this will perfect for a lazy breakfast, Sundays when I sleep late. Love the flavors and the crunch from peanuts which is very creative and something unique.

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  11. yummy healthy recipe for breakfast....

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  12. Excellent,healthy and nutritious upma,love to start my day with this wonderful plate.

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  13. i'm already hungry and it's b'fast time, i could have this for sure, healthy and yummilicious

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  14. Healthy and delicious upma. seems like super easy to make..

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  15. Healthy n yummy breakfast,too tempting...

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  16. DIvya I am yet to develop a liking for oats.This one looks yummy.

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  17. very nice upma dear..me too do the same, but try with varying flavours..like a bit of sambar masala once, then rasam powder the next time.. so so.. and..feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. Just jotted some handy tips on "sane motherhood" on my "Picks quicks" blog. Hope you will be a follower there. lets keep connected beyond the kitchen as well....

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  18. The end product surprised me... i thought upmas are sticky... this looks dry and i glanced thru the ingredients to ensure that i get the same.
    Do drop in sometime to mine
    http://aathidhyam.blogspot.in/

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  19. Hi!
    You have a nice blog with awesome clicks. I have just started following you and it may be highly encouraging if you may follow me back.
    http://cookingwithsapana.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Sapana

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  20. Somehow, this looks so fresh Divya. Love the recipe as well as the clicks :)

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  21. Looks so healthy and delicious !

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  22. Oats upmav is great breakfast option..considering the fact that sooji rava upmav has nothing nutritional I should switch my upmavs to oats or wheat rava ones :)

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  23. My mom wud love this one.. She is also an oats maniac. But somehow oats do not seem to interest me.. Guess I shud start to incorporate them somehow into my diet !! This one looks very tempting & promising to me ;)

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  24. Lovely oats upma......thats a perfect healthy nd nutritious dish...

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  25. Ohhh it looks yummy and delicious...pics r amazing :)

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  26. THis looks wonderful. I love adding oats in my diet and mainly making breakfast cookies or granola to top my yogurt. Can't wait to give this version a try.

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    1. Thank you amy...am sure you will love it...as its apart from porridge type

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  27. this looks great <3

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  28. Nice one . Tempting and wonderful. :)

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  29. This is an innovative version, never heard of it. We only go for the traditional suji, but this one looks highly tempting as well. I love the way you present the dishes, Divya... your pictures are super. :)

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  30. it is rolled oats right? will it work for normal oats?

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    1. It does work aparna.....dont wet the oats first instead add oats after onions are cooked and simply sprinkle water...the steam and heat will cook that automatically.
      thank you

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