Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Oats Khichdi Recipe-Lunch Recipes with Oats

Oats Khichdi is very nutritious, healthy, delicious and easy to prepare. Oats is great for weight loss as it is rich in fiber,  keeps you full and satisfied longer.  Oatmeal is also said to lower the risk of certain types of cancer.  Khichdi is my comfort food and I make khichdi with most of the grains. Today we will learn how to make Oats Khichdi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Oats Khichdi
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Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi

 Prep Time : 5 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Oats-Weight Loss
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Rolled Oats - 1/2 cup
   Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   Onion - 1 medium size
   Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
   Green Chilli - 1 slit
   Garlic - 2 cloves finely chopped
   Tomato - 1 small
   Carrot - 1
   Beans - 5-6

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Ghee - 2 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Whole black pepper - 1/2 tsp
   Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Ghee - 1 tsp
   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Finely chop all the vegetables. You can use vegetables like brinjal, cauliflower, potato, bell pepper etc.

Wash and soak moong dal for 30 minutes in hot water. After 30 minutes, drain the water and keep it ready.


Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker/pan, add cumin seeds, whole black pepper, hing and curry leaves.

When cumin seed sizzles, add finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic, green chilli and curry leaves.

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Saute until onions turn transparent.  Add chopped carrot, beans, tomato, soaked moong dal, turmeric powder and salt needed.

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Add oats and 2 cups of water and mix well. Taste the water to check for salt. Add if needed.

Easy Oats Khichdi Recipe

Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, add a tsp of ghee and mix well.

Oats Khichdi Recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita, pickle or papads.

For Weight Loss - Avoid using ghee.

For Toddlers and Kids - Avoid adding chilli and start with very less quantity.

Note - If you cannot get rolled oats, you can use instant oats.

You might like my other Oats Recipes and my Khichdi Recipes

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  1. Nice recipe, but do u call it oats kichidi or oats pongal

    1. It is khichdi as pongal does not have vegetables. But you can name it as you like hmlatha.

  2. Do we have to pressure cook it or just cooking in the pan itself enough

    1. No problem. You can cook covered in a pan. It will take more time than pressure cooker.That's all.

  3. Made today... so delicious.. going to try more oat recipes... wasn't so much fond of oats before but now your recipes have encouraged me to try more oats recipes... thanks a lot ��

  4. Can this be taken in tiffin or will it turn soggy?

    1. You can take it. It will thicken a little. It taste good when taken hot.


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