Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Oats upma

Upma is a quick and delicious comfort food that it is prepared in every household at least once a week.When upma is being prepared at home, the aroma from the vegetables makes one’s appetite for breakfast, lunch or dinner even stronger. It’s a no fuss dish and needs a very few ingredients and is sure a crowd pleaser. Here is the recipe for Oats Upma. Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain.


Oats - 1 cup ( rolled oats)
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2 ( slit length wise)
Mixed veggies - 3/4 cup ( i used frozen mixed veggies)
salt - to taste
cilantro - 1tbs finely chopped
water - 2 cup
Lemon Juice - 2 drops
Curry leaves - one string
Cashews - 10 ( optional)


In a pan,dry roast the oats in medium flame for 2 min. Heat oil in a wok and add the ginger,green chillies,curry leaves, cashews and saute. Now add the veggies and salt. Mix well. Add 2 cups of water. When the water comes to boil , add the roasted oats.Allow it to cook till the water absorbs.Turn off the gas then add lemon juice and finely chopped cilantro.

Note : Oatmeal, which is one of the most nutritious cereals, is generally tolerated by almost everyone that has some form of cereal allergy. Oatmeal does not go through any form of refined processing, which makes it an integral food because it does not lose any of its nutritional value.

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