Thursday, 10 September 2009

Oats Upma

Oats has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Over the centuries, oats were generally regarded to be fit only for animal feed. Oats is a field grain which is harvested in early summer.

The oils in oats cause them to become rancid, so they must be processed more quickly than other grains. Today, the primary use of oats is as animal feed. Still, with the pressure of advertising, we are all aware of the nutritional value of oats in our diet. Oats have a higher level of soluble fiber than all other grains. Among the benefits of oats in the diet, is the value that they have in lowering cholesterol, are soothing to the digestive process,

Oats are available in several forms. Oat groats are the whole seed with only the outer hull removed. Rolled oats are the familiar breakfast form. Steel cut oats are oats seed that have been chopped into pieces. Quick Oats are rolled steel cut oats, and instant oats are pre-cooked, dried and flattened steel cut oats. The finest form is as flour.

We are all acquainted with oats, which are very popular in granola, cookies, as well as a breakfast food.The traditional uppuma with rava is replaced by oats is a success with taste and texture as i want to share my version as follows..


Oats- 1cup

Water- 2 cups

Onion- 1big (sliced)


Green chillies-2

Curry leaves-10



Mustard seeds-1/2tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2tsp

Channa dal-1/2tsp

Urad dal-1/2tsp

Fresh coriander for garnish

Lemon juice-1tsp

Salt to taste

First slightly fry the oats and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan add musturd,cumin seeds when they begin to splutter, add channa and urad dal fry about 2 minutes until golden colour now add onion, curryleaves,green chillies and tomato, fry until they become soft.
Add 2cups of water,add salt to taste.When water begins to boil add oats with continously stirring.add lemon juice. Stir until all the water is gone.garnish with coriander and serve hot.
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