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Friday, May 24, 2013

Spicy Oats Khichdi


For the final week of this month's blogging marathon, I need to cook from three blogs that are a part of this marathon. Valli chose our partners and my first post is from PJ's blog. She has a good collection of vegetarian recipes and I cooked a couple more from her blog other than this khichdi. I have been following her enough during these marathons to know that Padma is gungho over oats as I am about ragi/quinoa. :) I have been seeing these spicy oats posts everywhere and decided to try her masala oats porridge for my breakfast today. The plain old, boring oats get a spicy south Indian touch here. I skipped the onions and went with old fashioned oats and had a healthy, filling breakfast under 10 minutes. Using frozen vegetables / quick cooking oats hasten the cooking process.


Ingredients for 1 serving:
For tadka: 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp minced ginger, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp urad dal / skinned black gram, few curry leaves
1 tsp sambhar powder
Salt to taste
1 cup water

4 - 6 Tbsp chopped mixed vegetables (I used carrot, beans and peas)
1/2 cup oats


Method:
* Heat oil and add the tadka ingredients. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add water, salt and sambhar powder. If you want a thicker version like the one pictured above, then go with 3/4 cup of water. I added a cup of water.
* Add vegetables to the water and cook. Or meanwhile, cook the vegetables in a microwave for about 4 -5 minutes. If using frozen vegetables, there is no need to cook them. They can be just added along with the oats.
* Add oats and cook according to the instructions on low flame until done. Old fashioned oats take about 5 minutes to cook. 
* Serve warm.

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Comments

10 comments:

Akila said...

Lovely kichdi

Chef Mireille said...

this looks so good, but I can't get used to eating oats as savory to try this. so used to it as sweetened breakfast porridge!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

better than the ready made pack which smelss of preservatives more than the spices, loved the picture

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I have been planning to make the oats khichdi too..Looks very good!

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy khichdi with oats, i dont mind making them atleast thrice a week,our family favourite.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Delicious!!! I can have it as lunch!!! With loads of veggies, it is definitely a filling meal!!! :)

Corporate to Kitchen said...

I love these & currently oats kichdi is my dinner most of the time.

Manju said...

Healthy one, I have tried before like this but mine turned like pongal, will try this.

Srivalli said...

I recently got these masala oats for my mil and tasted it, though it was ok, I felt I could go back to just oats and milk. Now this homemade version surely sounds good. I know PJ is gaga over oats, she has so many to select from..should look up her list sometime...nice pictures suma

Pavani N said...

oh.. yumm.. that is a yummy oats khichdi.. I like cooking with oats and my husband is not a big fan, so I usually make these dishes when he's travelling. Will be trying this soon.