I have tried oats upma few times but it ended up sticky most of the time...but finally got the trick to get this flaky version after few trials and now am hooked onto this recipe either for breakfast or even as a snack. I love oats in any form and the oats recipes section justifies it :)
Oats Upma Recipe - IngredientsServes: 2Cooking Time: 25 mins
Quick cooking Oats - 1 cup
Water - 3 to 4 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
To temper:Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 1
Curry leaves - few
1.Dry roast oats for few mins until slightly browned and nice aroma rises, set aside.In a non stick pan heat oil - add the items under 'to temper'. Then add onion and saute for mins till it shrinks and is slightly browned.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. It tastes great by itself too.
2.Then add the spice powders, oats and give a quick stir.Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp of water.Add required salt.
3.Cook covered with the lid closed for 2-3mins. Open and check ,if its not fully cooked then add 1 more tbsp of water and cook covered.Repeat this process until it gets cooked fully and is soft. Once it is fully cooked, add coriander leaves and keep stirring for 2-3mins until its flaky then switch off.
- Dont add the water fully, just add little by little and cook covered thats the trick here to get flaky upma.
- You can dry roast oats and store it so that its easier to make during the morning hours.
- As I used quick cooking oats, just little water was enough for it to get cooked. If you are using steel cut oats, you need to add more water accordingly.
- You can even add cooked vegetables to the upma along with oats to make it a filling and wholesome breakfast.