Saturday, January 18, 2014

Peppy tomato oats to start the day with

Masala oats (oats in different Indian flavours) have been doing the rounds for a while now. Somehow, I have never been tempted to buy these. The only way I have eaten my oats till now is cooked and then mixed with milk, nuts and raisins. However, this recipe that I saw on a TV channel tempted me enough to buy Saffola masala oats. Loaded with vegetables, this is a great way to start your day.

What you need:
Saffola masala oats (I used the peppy tomato flavour) - 2 pkts (40 gm each)
Onion - 2, chopped fine
Ginger - a small piece, julienned
Green chilli - 2, minced
Carrot - 1, grated
Capsicum - 1/2 of a large one, chopped fine
Tomato - 1, chopped fine
Fresh green peas - a handful
Moong bean sprouts - a handful
Salt - to taste (Be careful with the salt as the oats comes with salt added to it)
Oil - 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin and mustard seeds. When the seeds pop, add the green chilli, ginger and onions. Saute until onions turn translucent. Add in the rest of the vegetables(except tomato) followed by the masala oats. Mix well, lower the heat, cover and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. You do not need to add water, as the water from the vegetables is sufficient for the oats to be cooked. Add in the tomatoes. Stir again and heat covered until the oats is well cooked. (takes 2-4 minutes). Switch off the heat and top with a handful of chopped corrainder leaves.
Serve hot.

This is my post for Blogging Marathon #36, under the theme Oil-free breakfast.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 36
This is also my 13th post for Blogathon 2014, a daily blogging event for the month of January. 


Manjula Bharath said...

wow that an very healthy and delicious way to start a day :) very tempting masala oats ..

Varadas Kitchen said...

Very colorful! Looks so good.

Padmajha PJ said...

Oats is one of my fav ingredient and I prefer the savory version than the sweet versions. Lovely dish!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Like PJ said, Oats is my fav grain these days. And I love to make this for myself.

Archana Vivek said...

Very colorful. Very healthy too.

Pavani N said...

That is such a colorful and delicious way to start any day..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That would be a nice breakfast! looks good :)

Chef Mireille said...

I too have been seeing many oats recipes but I just can't get myself to try a savory preparation - yours does look delightful though