Oats for dinner
The Indian population is becoming more health conscious by the day. How else do you explain products like whole wheat biscuits, sugar free cookies, fat free tea whitener, fat free real fruit yogurt – flooding the markets? Bagrey’s oats, muesli and other cereals were the ones to hit the market early
  • 1cup oatstightly packed quick cooking
  • 1tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrotmedium , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4cup green peasfresh or frozen
  • 1/4cup green beans, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato seeds, removed and chopped finely
  • 2cups water(plus some more)
  • 1tsp salt
For tempering
  1. In a wok, lightly toast the oats for about 2 minutes, on a medium flame until fragrant (yes, they do get fragrant) and remove onto a plate.
  2. In the same wok, heat 1 tsp oil and put in one by the one the ingredients for tempering in that order.
  3. Saute until the udad dal (split deskinned black gram dal) turns golden.
  4. Put in all the vegetables with a pinch of salt.
  5. On low flame, saute them until somewhat soft, for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add 3 cups of water to the wok, remaining salt and close with a lid.
  7. Turn the flame on high, cover with a tight fitting lid, bring the water to a boil and once it starts boiling, let it simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are almost done.
  8. At this point, add the toasted oats, give it a stir to break any lumps, keep the flame on medium to low and cover it with the lid.
  9. Let this cook for 5-7 minutes, until the oats are cooked thoroughly to make a creamy porridge.
Recipe Notes


This can be eaten with a bowl of yogurt and it makes a complete meal, without too much effort.

You can get this ready even faster if you use one and half cups of frozen chopped mixed vegetables instead of the ones mentioned.

A-Z of Indian Vegetables

Ok- here’s what! I did do my bit of thinking for O of Indian Vegetables at Nupur’s – Omelette would have been too common, for the pumpkin curry Olan, i would have to go the market and Onions – I have left it for the others to attack LOL – so when I blogged about Oats quite coincidentally, I asked Nupur if I could send this to her and she obliged.

O is for Oats, this one has plenty of veggies and it is made in true Indian style, tadka and all – so it does fit in a way doesn’t it?