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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Oats Upma Recipe-How to make Oats Upma

Upma has always been my favorite, be it rava upma or semiya upma or upma kozhukattai or any upma for that matter. Now-a-days oats is gaining popularity as a breakfast dish mainly because of its health benefits and also it can be cooked in a jiffy. Oats upma is a healthy and delicious dish prepared with oats and mixed vegetables. Today let us learn how to prepare oats upma following this easy oats vegetable upma recipe.

Oats upma-Oats vegetable upma

Oats Upma-Vegetable Oats Upma

Vegetable Oats Upma

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 1-2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Oats Recipes
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Oats - 1/2 cup
   Rava /sooji - 1/4 cup
   Onion - 1
   Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Ginger- 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Mixed vegetables - 1 cup (mix of carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower, potato, capsicum)
   Water- 3/4 cup
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
   Red chilli -1
   Hing- a pinch
   Curry leaves-few


Dry roast oats for a few minutes, until it becomes slightly hot to touch.

Dry roast rava also. Skip this step, if using roasted rava.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the rest of the ingredients mentioned under seasoning.

Then add finely chopped onions, green chilli, ginger and saute until onions turn translucent.

Add all the vegetables, saute for a few more minutes, then add 3/4 cup of water and salt required.

When water come to boil, lower the flame, add rava stirring continuously and cook until it is half done.

Then add oats, cover and cook till done. (oats need less time and less water to get cooked, so you can add it, after rava is half cooked).

Serve delicious oats upma with any chutney varieties or sambar varieties.

Check out my Oats Idli and Instant Oats Dosa Recipe.

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  1. Oats upma looks yummy. Lovely decoration..

  2. Tempting combo..delicious n healthy breakfast

  3. Oats upma looks um and I love the cute potato birdie on the side..:) Very creative..

  4. I've been thinking of making oats upama I can use this recipe as a reference.

  5. Such an easy yet healthy recipe... a must must try for sure. :)

  6. Nice.
    Lots of oats recipes on your blog. Looks like you're quite a healthy foodie :)

  7. wow am drooling dear.... healthy upma....mouthwatering too...

  8. Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and very healthy.

  9. Yummy. Oats is light on the stomach and Upma is the easiest , tasty , veg snack.:-)

    BTW, I read tips on Hair care and liked it very much. Thanks for the exhaustive tips there. I could not figure out how to comment on that page. :-(

  10. mmm... very healthy and nutritious upma.

  11. This looks so yummy and healthy ...love the cute presentation!

  12. Looks yummy n healthy.. can quaker oats be used for this upma ?

  13. Sabu - Yes, you can use quaker oats

  14. Do you need to grind the oats before using?

    Lovely recipe

  15. Kajal -No, you don't need to powder it. Just roast oats.

  16. hi..padhu... ur dishes very delicious...... & its very use full 2 me..........

  17. Hi padhu, i have tried upma with oats many times but not able to get that typical upma consistency.... most of the times its getting soggy or sometimes too much hard. can u help me out......

    1. It is because you are adding too much water or very less water. That is the reason I have added a little rava to this oats upma. Try this way. Just sprinkle water after adding oats. If you find it hard, sprinkle more water and cook covered. Oats need very less water to get cooked.

  18. Anu, thanks for the yummy and healthy oats upma.

  19. Looks yummy:) In the version that I prepared, I had also used tomato, corn kernels and a dash of lime juice.

  20. Is this with traditional rolled oats or 2 min quick oats pls??

  21. Yummy!!! Such a healthy n good to eat,fast to cook recipe. Thanks a ton Padhu. Even my kids who never like to eat oats, liked this.

  22. The upma turned out simply delicious! Thanks a lot ma'am for this wonderful recipe. :)
    I would love to follow your other recipes as well!

  23. All your recipes are yummy..Here however I didn't really understand why should we add Rava... We can as well make it a Rava upma Can't we just add oats only

    1. If you make upma with just oats, it will be a bit sticky, so adding a little rava gives texture and also taste to the dish.

  24. Hi Padhu,

    I really love all your recipes and the way you illustrate them! I've gluten allergy and I'm wondering if it is possible to make this upma without the rava (or use an alternate to rava) and still get a good consistency (I see that you have mentioned about getting sticky texture without the rava). Also would be great if you could include gluten-free recipes to your blog.

    Thank you,

    1. Thank you so much for liking my recipes. Instead of rava, you can use millet rava or quinoa. After it is cooked, you can add oats and cook further until soft.

  25. I totally loved this version of oats upma, adding rava helps! :)


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