Jul 4, 2011

Oats Upma with Mixed Vegetables

Oats Upma
Todays recipe is gonna be the most healthy and tasty upma made with oats...I made this dish last friday and my little sister had this and asked me,”Akka What is this??”..I told her “Its Oats Upma”..She was totally shocked and told “Are you kidding me this doesn’t taste like that..Its so yummy”(and she finished the entire bowl)...Yes I should tell you this..This dish doesn’t taste like the Oats that you grow up with,it taste something unique..and also this dish is so healthy than you oats porridge,because it has lot of veggies in it too.So perfect for kids and every one..

Oats-1 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Carrot-1 chopped
Capsicum- ½ chopped
Peas- ½ cup(frozen defrosted)
Ginger Garlic paste-1 tblspn
Green chilli-2 chopped
Mustard / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring
Lemon juice-1 tblspn
Oil-1 tblspn
Salt to taste


In a kadai add 1 tsp oil and toast oats for 3-5 min till nice aroma comes.Transfer it into a plate and let it cool down.

In a kadai add remaining oil and crackle some cumin and mustard seeds.

Add in ginger garlic paste,green chilli,curry leaves,onions and mix well.

Add in chilli and garam masala powder and mix well.

Throw in all the vegetables and cook for 2 min.

Pour in 2 cups of water and bring that to boil.Season with salt.

Slowly add in the oats and mix well.Cover the kadai and low the flame.Let it cook for 10-15 min.

Add in lemon juice and mix well.

Serve hot with chutney or any pickle.


Grab your ingrediants

Toast your oats in a pan till nice aroma comes

Crackle mustard and cumin..Add green chilli,ginger garlic paste,curry leaves and onions...

Add in spice powders,veggies and pour in water

Let it boil..Add in toasted oats and cook for 10-15 min





  1. Love it Aarthi. So tasty and healthy. Thanks for linking to the event.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  2. healthy and delicious upma..:)

  3. upma with oats sounds very healthy and adding vegies to this makes it more nutritious

  4. Never say no to oats, upma looks super filling and healthy..

  5. Wonderful recipe,it looks so delicious,no wonder ur sis emptied the bowl! Its long time since i made oats upma!

  6. Like the step by step instructions. I am sharing some awards with you, if you wish then please collect them from my blog.

  7. Wow such a nice healthy variation...

  8. Very innovative way to have oats..Good one!

  9. You make some of the most interesting food of any blog I know. It's a pleasure to read you.

  10. All your pictures are self explanatory. This looks yummy at the same time healthy too. No wonder your sister liked it very much :-)

  11. surely taste upma..will try it soon!!yummy

  12. Its healthy and taste recipe above one. I prepared for this one its look great taste.

  13. Healthy and yummy one.... looks delicious.

  14. Wow wow.. Healthy and tasty ,,, thats the best combination ever to win the prize.. I tried this recipe ,, was doubtful when i was preparing it because till day i have not used oats in our indian cooking... But after the dish was made, after i tasted it, all my doubts were gone... It was tasty and yummy..thanks for your recipes.. I think i am becoming a daily visitor now for your food blog.. :)

  15. We made this today. My husband helped me to chop the veggies and then, when the oats were cooking, he made your chilli & garlic chutney. I was sceptical at first, because I thought: what? Oats with veggies for dinner? But it was delicious. The upma looked a little watery, so I removed the lid at the end, so that the water would evaporate and the oats would fluff up.


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