Oats Upma

O for Oats Upma under International/Fusion Recipes for BM #32. In recent years the usage of oats has increased many fold, specially in India. The traditional Western way of consuming oats is mostly sweetened and paired with milk in many cases. But we Indians prefer having something spicy to start the day with, right?

So after listening to so many complaints from my relatives about their plight , that is their inability to effectively enjoy the goodness of oats in their breakfast routine, I thought I should try out a version which is close to my heart as well!

This one here resembles Poha Upma and so my older one loved it as well.

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 1/2 cup
Carrots, chopped 1/2 cup
Onions, chopped 1/4 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies slit 2-3 (or as needed
Peanuts/Almonds/Cashews roasted and coarsely crushed 2-3 Tbsp
Lemon Juice as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)

*Add as many vegetables as you prefer. I just had carrots on hand so used just those!

Oats Upma

Method Of Preparation -

Wash the rolled oats, drain and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown, saute the onions until they are golden brown.

Add chopped/grated carrots and green chillies and saute them until they are just about cooked.

Add turmeric, salt, roasted nuts of your choice and mix well. 

Add the drained oats and sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of water if needed.

Mix well and remove from fire. Squeeze in lemon juice as per taste and serve hot.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time 15 min 
Serves 1-2
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, September 18, 2013


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. wow that a veru veru healthy and inviting upma :) addition of carrot made it more colorful :)

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. One of my favourite breakfast, love to mix and match veggies according to my mood, healthy upma..

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. One of my favourite breakfast, love to mix and match veggies according to my mood, healthy upma..

  7. rajani Says:
  8. A lot of diabetic people have oats just the way we have rice. You cook oats with water and mix it with sambar and have a vegetable for side dish!!

    The upma looks really nice and its great that the entire thing is not a single sticky mass...

  9. Delicious and fulfilling looking upma. Wonderful preparation.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Very healthy and yummy oats upma.

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  12. Tasty and filling Upma ! Love to have in breakfast !

  13. delicious healthy upma.

  14. Suma Gandlur Says:
  15. Healthy way to start the day.

  16. My super fav upma that i love to eat for my lunch breakfast or dinner...this is interesting with carrot added

  17. Wow that is such a healthy option..looks super duper with the veggies.

  18. Chitra Says:
  19. super healthy breakfast recipe. very colorful :)

  20. Unfortunately we don't get these rolled oats here so the upma I make doesn't come out this good. IT looks so inviting...

  21. its true as much as I love oats, I haven't tried any of the savory versions I have seen on blogs because to me it should be eaten as a sweet as in cookies or muffins or sweetened breakfast cereal. I can't quite bring myself to eat it as a savory as delicious as your recipe looks!

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. so many colors!! looks so vibrant and appealing..


  24. Wonderful colourful recipe for Indian taste.

  25. Srivalli Says:
  26. Wow harini, its looking so colourful!

  27. divya Says:
  28. Excellent and mouthwatering upma. Pics look delicious.

  29. beautiful colors, i love oats upma, never added carrots though, will try

  30. Padmajha Says:
  31. Looks so good Harini.So healthy and so yum!

  32. Pavani Says:
  33. One of my favorite quick and easy breakfast that is filling too.

  34. veena Says:
  35. such a healthy breakfast!!!

  36. preeti garg Says:
  37. healthy breakfast.

  38. Archana Says:
  39. I generally make it in a savory porridge. This is an interesting way to consume this healthy dish. Looks yum

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