Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OATS UPMA / Healthy Vegetable and Oats Upma

A healthy way to start your day...
The goodness of oats with carrots and sprouts adds a variety to the regular taste.

oats upma in Kerala Style

Ingredients :

Oats : 1Cup( Quick cooking oats)
Water : 2tbsp(mix salt with water)
Onion : 1, medium sized, finely chopped
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece, finely chopped
Green Chilly : 2, cut in lengthwise
Carrot : 1, small, finely chopped
Beans : 2, cut into half inch pieces
Shredded Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Sprouts : 1 tbsp(optional)
Coconut oil : 2tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/4tsp
Urad Daal : 3/4tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 spring

oats upma in Kerala Style

Method :

1. Dry roast oats for few minutes till it turns to light brown in color. Keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad daal and curry leaves. Add onion, ginger and green Chillies and saute till the onion is translucent. Add beans, carrot, sprouts and saute for 2 minutes. Stir fry coconut with the vegetables for a minute.

3. Add oats and combine well. Now sprinkle 1tsp all over the pan and stir well Cover and cook for one minute. Now add another tsp of water and combine well. cover and cook for another minute. Repeat the process till the oats are cooked.  Serve hot , otherwise oats can become hard.