If you want to include oats in your daily diet then you can try this. We all know that healthy foods are seldom tasty. Being kinda taste-less helps here. Oats can be made sweet or spicy or just as a healthy substitute in a lot of recipes. A lot of folks eat oats (soaked in warm water) with dal, curries or curds. So I decided to try the upma recipe on oats to bring a desi touch to oats. So prepare some oats upma and dig in.
Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds. Its just tempering with mustard seeds. Add in the peanuts as well.
Add the onions, green peas, green chillis and curry leaves. Allow the peas to cook on low heat.
Add in water and bring it to a boil. Then add the ghee and salt
Add the oats and cook on low flame.
The water is absorbed and soft upma is done.
- Oats: 1 cup
- Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
- Peanuts: 1 Dozen
- Fresh green peas (frozen peas will do)
- Curry leaves
- Green chilli: 1
- Onion: 1 small (optional)
- Oil: 2 tbsp
- Chop the onion into fine pieces
- Chop the green chilli
- Heat oil in a wok
- Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle
- Add the chopped onion
- Add the peanuts. Stir and cook for a minute on medium heat
- Add the chopped green chilli and curry leaves
- Cook for two minutes
- Add two cups of water and add salt to taste
- As the water comes to a boil add the oats and keeps stirring
- Reduce the heat to minimum and keep stirring till all the water is absorbed
- Add little more water if required
- Once the oats is cooked and soft turn off the heat
- Server with a little coriander garnish
The oats can also be slightly dry roasted before adding to the water. But since oats burns quickly be careful in roasting and do it in a thick vessel with the heat at minimum