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Oats Upma makes a great tasting, spicy yet reasonably healthy breakfast.
Oats : – 1 Cup (e.g., Quaker Oats)
Finely Chopped Onion :– 1
Chopped Green Chillies :– 1
Oil :– 1 and 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds :– 1/2 tsp
Peanuts :- handful
Peas :- 1 cup
Tomato :- 1 nos
Roasted Chana Dal :- 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves :- few
Turmeric Powder :– 1/4 tsp
Sugar :– 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice :– 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
Heat Oil in pan, add Mustard Seeds, once the Mustard Seeds splutter, add Urad Dal (White Lentils) and fry until they turn golden brown.
Now add Curry Leaves and chopped Green Chillies and fry for a minute. Then add chopped Onions and Turmeric Powder and fry until the Onions start to look a little transparent.
Add Salt and Sugar to the above mixture and fry for a minute.
At this stage, add Oats to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes or till you smell a nice aroma and Oats turn light brown in color.
Now sprinkle about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to the above fried Oats mixture in the pan and mix well all the ingredients with a spatula and fry till the Oats turn soft. Make sure to not add excess water to the Oats Upma as the whole mixture can become too soggy and Oats Upma may not taste as good as it should.
Add Lemon Juice to the Oats Upma and mix well. Garnish with Coriander Leaves / Cilantro.
Now Oats Upma is ready to serve. You can prepare Oats Upma for breakfast or this Oats dish can make a great evening snack too.
Serve it hot with a cup of tea.