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Vegetable Oatmeal Upma Recipe


Vegetable Oatmeal Upma Recipe

This can be a quick and inexpensive breakfast or dinner dish which can be made in a jiffy.

It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and tastes good with coconut chutney.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Vegetable Oatmeal Upma Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 nos onion(diced)
  • 1 tbsp carrots (diced)
  • 1 tbsp greens peas
  • 1 tbsp green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 tsp ginger (chopped)
  • 2 nos green chilies (slit open)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2 stalks of coriander
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp split black gram
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee



  1. Take a wide frying pan, heat oil and ghee.

  2. Splutter mustard, split black gram, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

  3. Add chopped onion, green chili, ginger and vegetables. Give it a quick sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes.

  4. Now add oats, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. Mix well and add water.

  5. Let the oats cook. If you prefer slightly dry version then add only 1 1/2 cups of water, cover and cook until it thickens.

  6. Once it thickens, switch off and garnish with coriander/cilantro leaves.

  7. Serve with spicy chutney or pickle on the side.

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