Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oats vegetable upma recipe - Oats upma

upma ready to serve
Oats upma recipe - Every morning in my kitchen, I make breakfast for us. It is my routine and I am committed to it. It is not a big task for me. I plan menus in advance and keep the ingredients ready. It makes my life easier. Eating same thing again and again is boring. Therefore I make varieties of breakfast everyday. One of them is upma. 

Upma is a South Indian specialty. Varieties of upma can be done by using vermicelli, semolina, beaten rice, puffed rice, oats, etc. Oats vegetable upma is a delicious breakfast snack, which I make often and it doesn't need much of a preparation. It is so easy and gets ready within 25 minutes when the ingredients are readily available in the kitchen. It is a filling and healthy snack usually served with hot coffee or tea.

Oats Vegetable Upma Recipe
oats upma is a serving plate
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time :  25 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 cups oats, roasted (quaker or bindavalley rolled oats)
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil or Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Fistful of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh coconut 
For the Tempering
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp begal gram / chana dal
  • 1 tsp split black gram / urad dal
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
Oats vegetable upma - step by step pictures

1.  Roast the oats on medium flame until crisp and set aside. 

2.  Heat the oil or ghee in the same pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add the chana dal, urad dal.and curry leaves. Saute till the dals turn aromatic and light brown. 

3.  Add green chilli and onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent. Add the carrots and green peas.
roasted oats, fried onions4.  Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Cook covered on low flame till the carrots and green peas become soft. Let it cook in its own moisture, do not add water.
spice added carrot peas added
5.  When the carrot and green peas cook to soft, add the roasted oats, sugar and salt, stir to combine. Sprinkle some water if it is too dry.

6.  Cook covered on low flame till the oats become soft. Stir in between to prevent it from burning. 

7.  When the oats cook properly, remove the pan from the heat. Add chopped cilantro and mix well.
oats added cook covered
8.  Garnish with grated fresh coconut. Serve hot with hot coffee or tea.
oats upma is a serving plate


  1. Love this wonderful delicious upma. U add nice veggie in it. Tempting.

  2. Absolutely delicious upma..well done!

  3. Healthy breakfast. nice presentation.
    book marked :)

  4. Healthy and delicious Upma !

  5. Looks good! I make the mushy type of Upma. Will try your version next time.

  6. Very healthy and well explained.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Delicious n tempting upma.. love the step-by-step


  8. Very healthy and fibre rich upma,my fav breakfast.

  9. Healthy and delicious upma.

  10. Delicious and healthy upma........... :)

  11. Is just sprinkling water is enough??

    1. Yes, if it is too dry, then sprinkle some more water and cook covered on low flame.


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