Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oats Pongal-Oats Breakfast Recipes (Indian)

Oats is gaining popularity mainly because of its health benefits and also they are convenient and easy to cook. It is said that fiber and other nutrients found in oats may help lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure and also reduces the risk of certain type of cancers. It contains a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals,iron, complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. I have posted different ways to use oats to make easy and delicious breakfasts. Today we will see how to make Oats Pongal following our easy recipe.

Oats Pongal-Indian Oats Breakfast Recipe

Oats Pongal

Oats Pongal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1 (what you see in the picture)
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Oats
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Oats - 1/2 cup
   Split yellow moong dal/pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
   Cashew nuts - 3 (break it into 2-3 pieces)
   Salt as needed
   Ghee for frying cashew nuts and oats -1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Ghee/ clarified butter - 2 tsp
   Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp
   Whole black pepper -1 tsp
   Cumins seeds/ jeera -1 tsp
   Curry leaves -few


Soak moong dal (split green gram dal) in hot water for 10 minutes and cook until soft.

Fry cashew nuts in 1/2 tsp of ghee until golden brown.

Fry oats in 1/2 tsp of ghee for 2 minutes in low flame.


Cook oats in half a cup of water adding salt.

Then add cooked moong dal to oats and cook for some more time until well blended. Check for salt.

Heat 2 tsp of ghee, add pepper and jeera seeds, when jeera sizzles, add ginger, curry leaves, saute for a second and pour it over the cooked oats + dal mix. Mix well.

Garnish with cashew nuts and serve hot with coconut chutney or pongal sambar.

Note - This pongal should be taken hot.

Check out a variety of easy and quick Oats breakfast recipes

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  1. photos are good ! i loved it ! i do it other way this one looks easy !

  2. healthy pongal recipe.. looks great !!

  3. Woww looks yummilicious...Wish I could grab that platter... :) Yum!!!

  4. Look great. I do it too.,,,
    Loved the 1st pic

  5. We made oats ven pongal and chakra pongal for Pongal this year without using Rice!

  6. oh my god you made me learn another pongal - thanks

  7. awesome and delicious pongal using oats...

  8. healthy dish nice way to start the day!

  9. Today we did oats came very good and tastes much similar to rice one...
    Thanks a lot for your recepie.

  10. Made it it was yummy kids too loved it
    Was easy to make too

  11. An easy yummy healthy breakfast..


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