Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oats Upma

In our place, almost all the telugu channels run cooking shows in TV. Most of them are scheduled at the same time. While flipping through those channels I came across a recipe called Oats upma, though the food blog is not new for oats upma, still the method that the chef followed was slightly different. Honestly I do not remember anything other than one major point that the chef roasted slightly the oats and grinded them into coarse powder like rawa. I did the same and followed the way I make upma with sooji. The upma is really good and healthy too.

Here is how I made the upma:

1 cup oats rawa
2 green chillies slit length wise
1 small onion
1 small tomato
few curry leaves
little turmeric powder
salt as per taste

For tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 red chillies chopped into small pieces

1. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
2. When the mustard seeds splutter add green chillies, onion, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
3. Add chopped tomato, sprinkle little salt and cook until tomato is soft.
4. Now pour about 1 1/2 cup water, add salt and let it come to boil.
5. Now add oats rawa and cook until it turns thick like any other upma.

I may want to cut the sooji upma and add this into my regular diet as it is good for health. I also posted Oats idli in my other blog named SnackORama. Check that out also and enjoy.

This is my second recipe contributed to JFI- Breakfast hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter originally started by Indira of Mahanandi.


  1. Thanks again for another healthy entry. Upmas in any form are welcome in my kitchen. :)

  2. wow never tried making upma with oats, this looks healthy and tasty, will try it out sometime!