Showing posts with label Oats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oats. Show all posts

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

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


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 onions
4.  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

February 12, 2015

Oats idli recipe - How to make oats idli

oats idli in a serving plate
Oats idli  recipe - Oats idli is a very healthy, nutritious and delicious breakfast dish. Adding some more health to the body and system by eating dishes made with oats is really a great idea for health lovers. Oats are very popular for its nutrition and health benefits. People who lead sedentary lifestyle must eat  low fat, low calorie oats dishes.

Oats are rich sources of soluble fibers. The soluble fibers and beta-glucans, help to lower the total cholesterol levels in the body. Eating oats help to keep the digestive system healthy as well. After eating oats dishes, there will be a feeling of fullness and it stops cravings. 

Therefore, it is recommended to include oats in the diet and eat them in any form or prepare your favorite dishes from it. I use both quaker oats and binda valley natural organic rolled oats, which are available in the Indian grocery store. For a change you can substitute regular rice idly with oats idli.

Oats Idli

Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time :  35 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : 6 - 7 Oats Idlis
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup thick rava / semolina
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/6" ginger, grated
  • Few chopped coriander leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required

For the tempering 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • 10 curry leaves
  • A pinch of cumin seeds / jeera
  • 3/4 tsp oil


1.  Heat a pan and  roast the oats until crisp. Remove and allow it to cool. When it cools, blend it to a coarse powder.

2.  In the same pan, add the rava and roast till the raw smell goes. Allow it to cool.
roasted and ground to powder oats

3.  Combine together the  fresh green peas,  green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and  baking soda.

4.  In a small pan, make a tadka of mustard seeds, curry laves, hing and jeera. 

Pour this tadka over the green peas mixture and mix well.

5.  Now add rava, yogurt and salt to it. Add 1/4 cup of water and  make a thick idli batter.

6.  Mix very well and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes. Add some more water if required.

rava added

7.  Now grease the idli  plate and pour 2 tbsps of batter in each mould.

8.  Cook the idlis in idly cooker  for about 10-12 minutes to make the soft idlis.
steamed oats idli

9.  Serve the oats idli hot with chutney.
oats idli ready to serve

May 5, 2014

Oats rava uttapa or uttapam recipe - How to make oats rava uttapa

Oats rava uttapa or uttapam in a serving plate
Oats rava uttapa or uttapam recipe - Oats, semolina and urad dal uttappa is a simple and perfect breakfast dish, alternative to onion uttappa. I had some oats in stock. I don't like to waste any item. So, I thought about this dish, instead of making oats idli or upma and added oats to rava uttappa batter to give variety to the dish. It was truly delicious. Uttappas goes well with sambar and coconut chutney. It can be prepared very often with less effort in different ways by mixing various vegetables such as carrots, beans, green peas, cabbage etc. 

Preparation time 20 minutes
Soaking time 4 -5 hours
Cooking time 30 minutes
Serves 10 Uttappa

  • 1/2 cup split black gram / urad dal
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup semolina / rava, roasted
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3  green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste


1.  Roast the oats until crisp and blend it to a fine powder and set aside.
roasted oats to make oats rava uttapa or uttapam

2.  Mix  onion, chillies, fresh corianders, tomato, coconut, sugar, yogurt and salt in a large vessel.
chopped veggies

3.  Add the roasted oats powder.
oats and veggies mixed

4.  Dry roast the rava until raw smell disappears and add.
roasted semolina

5.  Wash and soak the urad dal for about 4 hours. Drain the urad dal and put them in a mixer. Grind them to a thick smooth paste, adding required water. Add the ground urad dal paste and mix well to make a thick batter.
semolina mixed with oats and veggies

6.  To make uttappa, heat a nonstick flat pan and apply ghee over it.  Pour one ladle full of uttappa batter over the pan and spread it to a round shape from out wards. Cook covered till the bottom  of uttappa become light  brown. 
cooking uttapa on pan

7.  Then flip it and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Remove the oats rava uttappa from the pan and serve hot with sambar and chutney.  
Oats rava uttapa or uttapam ready to serve

December 8, 2010

Oats uttapa or uttapam recipe

uttapam in a serving plate
Oats uttappam recipe - We all know that oats are very nutritive and low in calories. Varieties of dishes can be prepared with oats. Oats porridge is a very popular dish usually prepared in every house hold in India. But eating porridge for breakfast is very boring. So, I make oats uttappam and serve it with coconut chutney. This is very healthy, filling dish and keeps you energetic till lunch. 

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - 4 parathas

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp semolina / rava
  • 2 tbsp bengal gram flour / besan
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar or jaggery
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut 
  • 1 tbsp yogurt / curd 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 small sized tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or ghee as required

  1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except oil. Add little bit of water and mix well to make a soft dropping consistency batter. Keep it aside for 10 - 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan on a medium flame and apply ghee or oil on it.
  3. Spread the batter on the pan to form a round and medium thick uttapam 
  4. Pour 1/4 tsp of ghee around the edges.
  5. Cook covered on a medium flame till the base turns golden brown. 
  6. Remove the lid, flip the uttapam and cook till golden brown.
  7. When done, remove the oats uttapam on a serving plate. Serve hot with ghee and coconut chutney.
oats uttapam in a serving plate