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Monday, January 10, 2011

Simple Oats upma with roasted peanuts

This is our favourite oats upma recipe mainly because of the liberal douse of peanuts in it. This is also one of the most easiest of breakfast options; of course, apart from opening a readymade pack of cereal!

Rolled oats or Jumbo oats - 1 cup
Quick cooking oats - 1/2 cup
Plain roasted and deskinned peanuts - 1 cup
Ginger - 1" piece (chopped fine)
Green chillies - 2-3 Nos
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized (chopped fine)
Curry leaves - a few sprigs
Oil - 1 teaspoon

Heat a skillet and then pour in the oil and add onions, ginger, chillies, and curry leaves. Saute well. Add the jumbo oats, sprinkle some water and simmer covered for a minute. Open lid and keep stirring sprinkling water in between till the oats is cooked ( a few minutes are adequate). Add the grated coconut, salt, and the quick cooking oats. Sprinkle some more water and cook covered for a couple of minutes, stirring once in a while. Finally add the roasted peanuts and serve hot.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious :)
Thx. for sharing....

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

nivedita said...

Going to make it for tomorrow evening snack. Can't wait.
thanks for sharing.

Rachana said...

I would love to have that for breakfast. So healthy and yumm.

sowmya's creative saga said...

good one..

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious,nice to use oats this way...

nivedita said...

First thing to say is sorry because, I forgot to leave a comment here after I followed the recipe and posted it which I do usually after I post food remake.
But I have already given the link of this recipe in my blog.
Will add your name now in the blog.

Anonymous said...

Dershana, thank you so much for an oats upma recipe!! I had been wanting to try such a thing for my husband (he is Indian, I am white American) since he loves, and misses, upma; we have been eating oats for breakfast every day. I will definitely give this a try tomorrow!

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