Upma is a dish originating from the Indian Subcontinent, most common in South Indian breakfast, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina or coarse rice flour. Oats Upma is a healthy breakfast and a healthier version of Upma. This can be consumed in the breakfast as well as snack items. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways. This recipe is good for weight loss, diabetic and heart diseases.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup vegetables (Chopped carrots, peas, capsicum )
- 1 tomato medium sized
- 1 onion thinly sliced medium
- ¾ cup water (adjust as needed)
- Salt as needed
- 1 pinch Turmeric
- Oil as needed
- 3–4 Cashewnuts
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- Coriander leaves as needed
- Dry roast oats until golden or they begin to smell good. Set aside.
- Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds ,allow to crackle.
- Add cashew nuts and saute till they are lightly browned
- Add onions and fry until they turn slightly golden or pink.
- Sauté vegetables carrot, capsicum, peas for 2 to 3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle salt and turmeric.
- Cook until the tomatoes turn completely mushy.
- Add chili powder
- Mix and fry for 2 to 3 minutes until it smells good.
- Add water and bring it to a boil.
- Add oats and stir well.
- Cover and cook. If needed add more or less water to adjust the consistency.
- Add coriander leaves.
- Serve it hot
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 225 Kcal
- Fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 30 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 4 g