Monday, December 19, 2016

Tomato Oats Recipe-Thakkali Oats-Weight Loss Recipes

Tomato oats is a very simple dish similar to tomato rice. I have replaced rice with rolled oats. This dish is low in calories and is great for weight loss. It keeps you fuller for a longer time, reduces your hunger cravings and it is also delicious. It takes just 15 minutes to make this dish with oats. Today we will learn how to make delicious tomato oats with step wise pictures.

Tomato Oats for weight loss

Tomato Oats-Thakkali Oats

Tomato Oats-Thakkali Oats

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Quick Lunch-Oats
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Rolled Oats - 1/2 cup heaped
   Onion - 1
   Green chilli -1 finely chopped
   Ginger - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
   Garlic - 1/2 tsp finely minced
   Tomato - 2 big
   Salt to taste

  Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
   Sambar powder - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Place oats in a sieve/colander and rinse it for a few seconds. Drain the water completely and let it sit for 15 minutes. Meantime we will prepare the tomato masala.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onion, green chilli and curry leaves.

Tomato Oats Recipe

When onion turns transparent, add finely chopped ginger, garlic and saute for a few seconds.

Than add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, sambar powder and salt needed.

Thakkali Oats-Weight Loss Recipes

Cook until tomato becomes mushy and the rawness of the spice powder goes.

Then add the rolled oats, mix well and cook for another 2-3 seconds.

Oats for lunch

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any raita/pachadi of your choice.

tomato oats for lunch

Check out more Oats Recipes for Breakfast and Lunch and more Weight Loss Recipes.

Note - Use only rolled oats or steel cut oats for this recipe. You will get rolled oats in big supermarkets and also online on Amazon (India). Rolled oats are much healthier than quick cooking oats.

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  1. Looking forward to making this, and no doubt it will be delicious as your other recipes!! Thanks Padhu!

  2. Replies
    1. I used Bob's Red Mill old fashioned rolled oats.

  3. My day wont complete without entering into your site. your blog has the most number of healthy dishes... millets, oats ,and quinoa recipes.. They are simple and delicious . I have tried almost all of your millet and oats recipes. I should admit, that you have helped me in losing my post-pregnancy fat in a healthy way . Whenever I think of a new different dish, i would be able to find a recipe in padhuskitchen for that dish.This tomato oats recipe is something like that. i was thinking of tomato oats sadham today and found a recipe in your page for the same. Tried this recipe and everyone liked it.Thank a lot.

  4. Hipadhu thanks for the recipe kindly tell which protein diet s good for veg people

    1. Check the categories- (links are down below for category section)
      Protein Rich Recipes

      You will find 6-7 recipes in a page - click older post for more recipes

  5. Hi Padhu
    Thanks for the recipe..
    A small update in the recipe: Mustard seeds addition is not given.. Kindly check please make the changes..
    Also could you please let us know why should we use rolled oats or steel cut oats?

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    2. Thanks a lot for letting me know. Sometimes it happens though I read several times before posting it. I have updated it now. Regarding your doubt - the instant quick cooking oats will become mushy. So I used rolled oats for this recipe.


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