Oats Upma – Healthy Vegetable Oats Upma

Oats upma recipe with step by step photos – easy, healthy and delicious vegetable oats upma recipe made with quick cooking oats & mixed veggies.

Sharing oats upma recipe as I have got many requests to share oats recipes. few Oats recipes Already posted on the blog are:

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oats upma recipe

This delicious oats upma recipe is easy to prepare and gets done within 30 minutes including both the preparation and cooking. I prepare this oats upma the way I make Rava upma. I have added some finely chopped veggies and I do suggest to add them as they give a good texture and of course a nutritional boost to the upma. You can add your choice of veggies. I usually stick to the trio of carrots, french beans and green peas. However, if you want then you can skip adding the veggies.

Oats upma can be served plain, drizzled with some lime or lemon juice or also served with a side of coconut chutney. Oats upma also makes for a healthy tiffin box snack.

How to make oats upma

Roasting oats

1. Heat ½ tsp oil in a shallow frying pan. Add 1 cup quick cooking oats (100 grams).

oats for oats upma recipe

2. Stir and saute on a low flame till the oats become crisp. Keep stirring continuously so that the oats do not get browned from the bottom. No need to brown the oats. Just some crispness in them is fine. Just about 3 to 4 minutes.

sauteing oats for oats upma recipe

3. Remove oats in a plate or tray and keep aside.

sauteing oats for oats upma recipe

Making tempering for oats upma

4. In the same pan, heat 1 to 1.5 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Stir and saute till the mustard seeds crackle.

rai for oats upma recipe

5. Then add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp urad dal (optional) and 8 to 10 cashews. Instead of cashews, you can also use peanuts.

chana dal for oats upma recipe

6. Stir and saute till the chana dal gets browned.

chana dal for oats upma recipe

7. Add ¼ cup tightly packed finely chopped onions.

onions for oats upma recipe

8. Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for oats upma recipe

9. Next add ½ tsp ginger, finely chopped, 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped (you can also add deseeded broken red chilies or a mixture of both green & dry red chilies) and 7 to 8 curry leaves. Stir and saute for half a minute.

ginger for oats upma recipe

Cooking veggies

10. Then add ¼ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ cup finely chopped french beans and ¼ cup green peas, fresh or frozen.

veggies for oats upma recipe

11. Stir and saute for 2 minutes.

vegetables for oats upma recipe

12. Then add 1.25 cups water.

water for oats upma recipe

13. Cover the pan with its lid.

making oats upma recipe

14. On a medium flame simmer and cook this mixture till the veggies are almost cooked. About 8 to 9 minutes.

making oats upma recipe

Making oats upma

15. Then add the roasted oats.

roasted oats for oats upma recipe

16. Stir lightly.

stir oats upma

17. Add salt as required.

salt for oats upma recipe

18. Stir very well.

stir oats upma

19. Then cover the pan again with its lid and on a low flame, steam for 7 to 8 minutes.

making oats upma recipe

20. Here the oats upma is done and steamed well. If the mixture looks very dry, then you can sprinkle some water and stir again.

steamed oats upma

21. Then add 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves).

coriander for oats upma recipe

22. Stir and Serve oats upma drizzled with some lemon or lime juice.

oats upma

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Oats Upma

4.86 from 27 votes
Oats upma is a healthy upma variety made with quick cooking oats and mixed vegetables.
oats upma recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:south indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

for roasting oats

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats or 100 grams
  • ½ teaspoon oil

other ingredients

  • ¼ cup tightly packed finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup finely chopped french beans
  • ¼ cup green peas - fresh or frozen
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (optional)
  • 8 to 10 cashews or peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon ginger - finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

  • 1.25 cups water
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) or oil
  • salt as required

Instructions

roasting oats

  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Add 1 cup quick cooking oats.
  • Stir and saute on a low flame till the oats become crisp. 
  • Keep stirring continuously so that the oats do not get browned from the bottom. No need to brown the oats.
  • Remove oats in a plate or tray and keep aside.

making tempering for oats upma

  • In the same pan, heat 1 to 1.5 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Stir and saute till the mustard seeds crackle.
  • Then add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp urad dal (optional) and 8 to 10 cashews.
  • Stir and saute till the chana dal gets browned.
  • Add 1/4 cup tightly packed finely chopped onions. Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Next add 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped, 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped and 7 to 8 curry leaves. Stir and saute for half a minute.

making oats upma

  • Then add 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots, 1/4 cup finely chopped french beans and 1/4 cup green peas, fresh or frozen. Stir and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Then add 1.25 cups water. Cover the pan with its lid.
  • On a medium flame simmer and cook this mixture till the veggies are almost done. About 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Then add the roasted oats. Stir lightly. Add salt as required. Stir very well.
  • Then cover the pan again with its lid and on a low flame, steam for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Once done, then add 1 to 2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Stir and serve oats upma drizzled with some lemon or lime juice.

Notes

  • Addition of veggies is optional. But we suggest to add them.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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62 comments/reviews

  1. Recipe sounds very good. Will try it soon. Also could you please post recipe for mushroom risotto.

    • Thanks Khaitan. I have noted down the recipe request and will try to post soon.

  2. Tried out and it turned nice. Thank you for recipe.4 stars

    • welcome bhavya and thanks for the feedback.

  3. Hi, if I use rolled oats for this recipe, how much would the cooking time change? Thanks!5 stars

    • lalita, rolled oats will take a longer time and may also need more water. i cannot tell the exact time. so the only thing is to check when the oats are cooking.

  4. Great recipe. Made it several times for breakfast. It’s healthy with the Indian flavor. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

    • Welcome Deepta. Thanks for sharing positive feedback.

  5. Made it a couple of days back but could not write here. I made oats upma for the first time by seeing ur recipe. My husband was amazed that even oats tasted soo gud. It was very tasty 🙂 . Thank u dassana. Also can u post lucknowi biryani or awadhi biryani . !

    • thank you chandana. oats do taste good in many recipes. you can even try preparing oats dosa, idli and chilla. thanks for sharing this positive review. i will be adding awadhi biryani. its in the drafts so will add in some days.

  6. I was searching for vegetable oats recipe this morning and end up reading your recipe. I made it this morning and everyone in house ? love it5 stars

    • preety, glad to know this.

  7. Thanks to giv us a good recipe.

    • welcome poornima

  8. Hi Dassana,
    I have been using your webpage since the time I started cooking 3 months back and I love the way the recipes are so clearly written. It’s even better when there are pictures 🙂

    Just a quick question about oats upma – can I use rolled oats to make this?

    • thank you niveditha. you can use rolled oats to make the upma. could be that you might need to add some more water for cooking rolled oats. you can add 1.5 cups water overall.

  9. Oats upmarket excellent

  10. Can oats upma be given to 3 year old children

    • yes you can give oats upma to 3 year olds. oats is a healthy cereal, so you can include oats in the food that you prepare for your kids and family.

  11. The mentioned recipe is awesome. Made it for the first time, really loved it. Thank you so much. I will keep visiting your website from now on for my weekend cooking adventures.
    Thanks!5 stars

    • thankyou vicky and you are welcome 🙂

  12. Very nice & detailed helpful recipe for the people who are unknown about cooking oats.5 stars

    • glad to know the recipe helped you rakhi tanks a ton 🙂

  13. This recipe was awesome. Great vegan options.5 stars

  14. I want more receipes for Oats

    • will try to add.

  15. hey dassna i love all ur recipes. this one was so easy and quick. keep posting new recipes..1 star

    • thanks suchi

  16. Made it today. It was so deliciously creamy. The family loved it! Thanks!5 stars

    • welcome artika

  17. Your recipes are mind blowing. I visit your website almost everyday for any veg recipes I need to make. The pictures with steps are so helpful as it’s easier for all of us to follow and not interpret every step. From all the ladies who are learning to cook and/or are looking for new recipes. This is your final destination.

    Thank you Dassana for making us good cooks 🙂

    • welcome naureen. thanks for sharing your positive and encouraging feedback. glad to read your comment.

  18. Hello there, I tried the recipe and has come out really well.. Do try your other recipes too soon..

    • thanks gowri for sharing positive feedback.

  19. Hi
    Ur recipe for dhokla was awesome.
    Thank u
    Plz do post doughnut recipe. As I live in a remote area my children’s want to have it and wish to make at home. So plz do post.
    Thanks

    • welcome sunita. thanks for your positive feedback. i will try to post the recipe soon.

  20. Tasty and Healthy recipe4 stars

    • thanks sajeda

  21. Very nice, step to step demo, good recipe for morning breakfast2 stars

    • thanks sita

  22. Nice recipe of oats upma….shall try n give the feedback soon….looking forward for more such healthy recipes..

    • thanks savita

  23. Amazing recipe – made it for lunch and my husband loved it 🙂 Thank you Dassana amit.5 stars

    • welcome divya. glad to know this.

  24. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I have been looking for a step-by-step recipe for oats upma since quite some time. I’m definitely making this for breakfast tomorrow 🙂

    • Welcome Noodle. Glad to know this.

  25. Just made it for myself dinner as I usually do not eat carbs at night I was apprehensive at first as oats is a bit slimy when cooked and I love it the porridge way. But the upma was delicious.Enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you. =)5 stars

    • thanks shubha. good to know. if cooked correctly, then the oats do not become mushy or slimy.

  26. Nyc receipe…….thanks for sharing5 stars

    • welcome ankit

  27. Yummy and healthy recipe….
    Can I use normal oats??

    • thanks suvidha. by normal oats you mean the rolled oats or the oats which are available in indian markets. the one i added are quaker cooking oats easily available in india.

      • Yea the oats which are available in Indian market…becoz I dont have cooking oats at my home, I have regular oats….so how can I use that?

        • suvidha, they are same oats. what we get in indian market are quick cooking oats.

        • Okay….thanks a lot….

        • welcome suvidhashelar

  28. Hi,
    I wanted to leave a comment on the popular malai kofta recipe., but was unable to. The recipe is super good and super simple.
    the proportions in your recipes are perfect and can be followed blindly. Every one in my family appreciated. Thanks for all your hard work. God bless you.
    regards,
    nivedita.5 stars

    • thanks a lot nivedita. for some days now we have closed the comment on old recipes as we very short of time. will open the comments in near future. thanks again.

      • What can I use instead of chana/urd dal?4 stars

        • skip them.

        • Thanks dassana for such an awesome recipe
          Today I tried oats upma recipe and instead of using chana dal I used gram flour and the taste was superb. My family members liked it very much. Thanks for delicious and healthy recipe. Good job
          Keep it on.5 stars

        • thanks for the positive review swati. gram flour will give a nice and different taste. thanks for sharing.