Healthy Recipes

| Oats Upma


| 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
| 3 tsp oil
| 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
| 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
| 1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
| 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
| 1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
| 2 green chillies ,
| 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
| 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
| 1/4 cup green peas
| 1 tsp sugar
| salt to taste

For The Garnish
| 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a non-stick pan, add the oats and ½ tsp of turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour, stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

2. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn translucent.

5. Add the carrots and green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

6. Add the oats mixture, sugar, salt and remaining ½ tsp of turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, stirring continuously.

7. Add 1½ cups of hot water, cover and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.