Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Veggies Oats Upma--guest post

Hello all! Today I  have a guest post from a very good friend Hema. She  has a lovely blog  at
Hema's Adugemane.  Read on in her own words about her post.


My friend, Meena Bhatia has asked me to guest post on Oats Upma sometime long back. I had brought Oats and I had stuffed my refrigerator with carrot, capsicum, and my kitchen rack had onion, tomato, potato. It immediately flashed me to go with this recipe. As Oats is new in our family for my hubby I prepared Vermicelli Upma and I went on with this.

Might be we all would be aware that Oats is very rich in fiber and it helps in reducing cholesterol. Upma is a South Indian Breakfast which is very easy to make and people say this is “lazy person’s easy breakfast”. All the varieties of upma might be same Vegetables or Onion + Tomato + Suji/Vermicelli/Oats. So, here is my version of Veggies Oats Upma.

·         Oats – ½ cup
·         Water – 1 cup
·         Potato – 2
·         Capsicum – 1
·         Carrot – 1
·         Onion (big) – 1
·         Tomato – 1
·         Green Peas – few
·         Green chillies – few
·         Crystal Salt – 2 tsp

For Seasoning:
·         Urad Dhal – 1 tsp
·         Channa Dhal – 1 tsp
·         Groundnut seeds – 1 tbsp
·         Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
·         Cashewnuts – few
·         Curry leaves – few

For Garnishing:
·         Cilantro- few

·         Heat oil in a wok/kadai.
·         Roast cashewnuts and keep it aside.
·         Cut potato, capsicum, carrot and keep it in cooker along with green peas for 3 whistles.
·     In the same oil, add mustard seeds once it splutters, add curry leaves followed by dhals and groundnut seeds.
·         Then add chopped onion (into thin slices) and fry them till they become translucent.
·         Add green chillies and fry them well.
·         Then add chopped tomato and cooked vegetables.
·         Mix them all well and pour water now add crystal salt.
·         Blend the oats just for one round in a blender.
·         Once the water starts boiling add oats slowly by stirring.
·         Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame.
·         Garnish cilantro and roasted cashewnuts.
·         Serve it with chutney.

         ***************************************************************          Thank you  Hema for wonderful Oats upma and hope all of you like this. 
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  1. Wow, Meena this looks really superb in your space. A journey from your space to my space, wonderful idea.

    Visit Hema's Adugemane

  2. Wow Meena, Oats upma is a healthy and simple dish. It would make a great breakfast.

  3. Healthy and super filling upma.Kudos to both of you.

  4. very healthy recipe dear..looks delicious and tempted me to try this soon :)

  5. My hubby loves this healthy upma...Thanks to both of you.
    Btw Meena did I tell you I like the changes you have made here

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Very healthy breakfast..

  7. thanks for sharing this recipe. it will be a healthy breakfast for sure.

  8. I don't eat upma much but yours seems tasty and healthy :)
    Happy to follow you!! Do visit mine if time permits :)

  9. aashamsakal............. blogil puthiya post....... PRIYAPPETTA ANJALI MENONU....... vaayikkane............

  10. Healthy and tasty..really nice.

  11. nice upma.. happy to follow u..

  12. That is a nice and healthy upma - nice post dear :)

  13. wow...very delicious n healthy upma !!!!

  14. Very yummy as always. Thanks for sharing this dish with us...:)

  15. Nice one :)
    Adugemane means kitchen :) That's Kannada.. Hema should be from Bangalore..

    Thanks for this post..


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