Quick Oats Upma
Quick Oats Upma

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 3
  • Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 365
  • 41mg Sodium
  • 55g Carbs
  • 10g Fiber
  • 12g Fat
  • 1g Saturated Fat
  • 11g Protein
  • 91mg Calcium
  • 5mg Iron


  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3 teaspoons neutral-flavor cooking oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 Thai or Indian green chiles, minced
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice



1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, roast oats in 2 teaspoons oil over low to medium-low heat 1 to 2 minutes until oats begin to color. Remove from heat and set oats aside in a bowl.

2. In the same pan over medium-low heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add cumin seeds. When seeds sizzle, add chilies and stir a few times. Add onion and saute about 5 to 7 minutes until transparent. Add carrot and bell pepper, and sprinkle with a bit of water. Cook, stirring, about 8 minutes until soft.
3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add water and salt to taste and bring to a boil. Add reserved oats, reducing the heat to medium-low. Stir until oats cook and begin to absorb water, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Recipe provided by Usha of VegInspirations.com

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