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savory oats recipe

Savory oats (Oats upma)

This Indian inspired savory oats dish that will blow your mind with its flavor. This recipe is simple to make, perfect for those days when you don't have much time to cook.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup Organic Rolled oats
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 2-3 cups green peas and carrots diced
  • 1/2 inch ginger diced
  • curry leaves to taste
  • green chili to taste.
  • Dry thadkha mustard seeds , cumin seeds , channa dal , urad dal hing (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • pinch of black pepper powder


  • Toast rolled oats for 3-5 minutes until nice aroma is released and keep them aside.
  • Boil 2-3 cups of water
  • While water is boiling heat a wide thick bottom pan and add dry Thadkha and let them toast for 2-3 minutes and then add diced ginger, green chili’s, and curry leaves. Sauté for few more minutes.
  • Now add toasted oats in and mix everything.
  • Add boiling water along with carrots and peas
  • Cook oats for 5-7 minutes , adding salt is optional . Tastes great with lemon juice and spiced flax seed powder!
Keyword vegan
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