Oats Upma (with Vegetables)


Oats Upma prepared using oats and vegetables, makes a healthy breakfast. It gives a vitalizing start to the day and gets cooked in jiffy, no fuss, just well on time when there is not enough time to devote to heavy coursed meal in the morning. It also forms a good alternative to any-time snack-meal also. Vegetables Oats Upma is one of the rare combinations of Healthy-Delicious meal so you can gorge on without any grudge.Oats Upma (with Vegetables)

Few weeks back I had posted one recipe of oats, Oats Idli which was also a good option of healthy and delicious meal. And now again it is Oats Upma, another similar option possessing same characteristics. Like Oats Idli, I also liked Oats Upma too much.

This time I have prepared it using various vegetables I had in hand. You can go for other combination of complementing vegetables also. Sometimes Oats Upma is also prepared sans any vegetable but mixed veggies enhance its flavor, provide it more nutrients and make it more delicious and even healthier.Oats Upma (with Vegetables)

So, this was about Oats Upma with Vegetables, have a look at the recipe now to cook healhy-yummy meal in breakfast or for tiffins/Lunch-box.


Time Taken- For Preparation- 15 min

                       For Cooking- 15-20 min

Servings- 3-4

Category- Appetizers/Snacks (Breakfast)


Oats-1 cup

Capsicum- 1 medium (chopped)

Tomato- 1 medium (chopped)

French beans- 7-8 (chopped)

Onion- 1 small (chopped)

Ginger- 1½ tsp  (grated)

Cumin seeds- ½ tsp

Mustard seeds/Rye- 1tsp

Split Black gram- ½ tsp

SplitBengal Gram- 1 tsp

Green chilli- 1large (chopped)

Whole Dry Red chillies-2

Asafoetida- 1 pinch

Turmeric-1/3 tsp

Curry Leaves-4-5

Lemon juice- 1small

Salt-to taste

Olive Oil- 1½ tbsp

Steps to follow


  1. Take out all the ingredients together at one place and chop/grate the ingredients required to be done so, mentioned in “Ingredients” list.Oats Upma (with Vegetables)
  2. Dry roast oats in a heavy bottomed deep pan until it becomes slightly crunchy and fine aroma of roasting start leaving out of it. Take out and let it cool down to room temperature.


  1. Heat oil in the same pan; add in a pinch of asafoetida, rye/mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  2. Add in whole red chillies, black gram & Bengal gram and sauté until lentils turn crunchy and brown.
  3. Add onions and sauté until they caramelize.
  4. Mix ginger, green chillies & curry leaves and sauté for few seconds till ginger turns deep brown.
  5. Throw in chopped vegetables i.e. capsicum and French beans followed by addition of turmeric and slight sprinkle of salt so that vegetables get cooked faster. Stir cook them till veggies turn slight soft with a bit of crunch.
  6. Add tomatoes, sprinkle salt (to taste) and stir cook for few seconds until tomatoes become slightly soft and start leaving their juice.
  7. Lastly add roasted oats. Give a gentle stir to mix vegetables mixture & oats well together. Sprinkle some water (around 1/4 cup) and let oats get cooked for 1-2 min with occasional stirring.
  8. Take out, squeeze in lemon juice and plate-up garnished with a lemon wedge and curry leaves.Oats Upma (with Vegetables)

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Namrata says:

    A healthy delicious breakfast, would love it if my daughter eats it too… will try n let u know 😉

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Sure…do try, would wait to hear from you 😉

  2. helene dsouza says:

    Hi Shobhnaa =)
    This looks absolutely mesmerizing! I have to confess I have never had upma before, I know shame on me, but I have heard a lot so I better dig in soon. Thank you for sharing your healthy oat version!

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Wow…..this is so great that you took time to visit my blog. Thank you so much 🙂
      No please, it’s fine….the food world is so vast that no one can have all delicacies from all cuisines. Never mind….try any time you feel like.

would love to hear from you :)

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