Monday, August 17, 2015

Oats Upma/Uppittu

Oats Upma is a simple and quick dish and it can be eaten for breakfast, as snack or even for dinner. When you are really hungry and looking for something eat, fast and easy Oats Upma can be prepared.
Oats are said to be healthy to the core and the people who wants to diet will surrender themselves in eating Oats. Many many varieties of dishes can be prepared using Oats.
I normally store a small pack of plain oats. I do prepare laddu or some sweets using this oats. This time I just wanted to try this upma. Using Oats you can really prepare many Indian snacks and dishes.
Lets see some benefits of eating Oats in our diet.
Oats are extremely healthy grain. It is full of nutrients like fibre, Vitamin E, essential fatty acids. Eating Oats helps to lower the cholesterol levels. They are low fat diet content. They are rich in anti-oxidents. Oats are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre. They helps to regulate the bowel movements and prevent constipation. They also help to control blood sugar level in Diabetes.
Lets see the recipe now.

Oats (any brand) : 2 to 3 cups

 Onion : 1
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon (grated)
Lemon : 12 Teaspoon
Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid Dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder : a pinch
Salt : required

Method : 

1. Remove the outer skin of onion, wash it and cut into small pieces.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Squeeze out the lemon and keep the extract aside.
4. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urid dal.
6. Let the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves and cut green chilly. Fry for 10 seconds.
7. Add onions and fry for a minute. Add oats and fry nicely for a minute. It mixes well quickly.
8. Add little less than 1/2 cup of boiling/ normal water, little turmeric powder, salt and cover with a lid. Let it cook on low flame.
9. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt at the bottom. Add a spoon of ghee.
10 Put off the fire. Add lemon extract, cut coriander leaves and grated coconut. Mix it nicely and shift the ready Oats Upma to a serving dish.

Note : 

Take care while adding water. Oats become soft very quickly. You can add cooked vegetables to the upma. Adding onions is also optional. (You can prepare Upma without onions). Adding more chilly is also optional.

Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2          


  1. Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe step by step.

  2. Healthy and yummy recipe dear.

  3. oh wow Aunty.... Upma looks absolutely delicious.

  4. very innovative....looks so good..