Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Oats Pongal | Oats Breakfast Recipes

Oats Pongal
Oats Pongal is a very healthy and easy to cook south indian breakfast. Oats has been becoming very popular with all its health benefits and fast to cook texture. I make oats pongal just like we make ven pongal and it turned out very good.....when served hot along with sambar and chutney am sure no one will complain.

Oats Pongal Recipe

Oats Pongal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Quick cooking oats - 1/2 cup (I used quaker)
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 5 broken
Water - 3/4 - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp (whole or crushed roughly)
Curry Leaves - few
Green Chillies - 1
Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped finely
Hing - 1/8 tsp


  1. Pressure cook moong dal along with 3/4 cup of water for 4-5 whistles or until mushy. Ghee fry the cashews until golden brown and keep it ready.Mash it well with a laddle, set aside. In a pan heat oil - add the items under 'to temper' let it splutter.
    How to make oats pongal - Step1
  2. Then add water and let it boil, add oats and mashed dal together, mix well and let it cook for 2-3 mins.
    How to make oats pongal - Step2
  3. Once oats is cooked and it reaches a semi thick consistency, add the cashews, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make oats pongal - Step3
Serve hot with a drizzle of ghee on top along with chutney and sambar.
Oats Pongal

My Notes:

  • Adjust water according to the consistency you like your pongal to be.
  • Drizzle ghee, garnish with cashews while serving to give the pongal a more appealing look :)
  • If you dont like whole pepper corns then crush it coarsely.
Oats Pongal Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I like to make boring plain oats interesting.. this is one such recipe! Very healthy and filling!

  2. Healthy way to start the day, loved the lighting in the second pic

  3. Love this healthy pongal..Inviting.

  4. i feel like grabbing the bowl now, very creamy

  5. wow, love the idea and picture guide is just awesome :)

    Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event (read the rules).

  6. Wow Superb pics... I just tried this couple of weeks ago and also posted it on my blog !! :)

  7. Very nice - this is a regular breakfast feature at my home too!

  8. I have also made it last week and posted in my drafts. Looks amazing and guilt free sa there is no rice!
    Is thre a reason why your blog does NOT allow wordpress???


  9. Nice pic. It is so inviting!

  10. healthy breakfast recipe..really tempting

  11. Picture perfect.. looks so much like regular pongal... yum yum yummy!!!

  12. Great,..really tempting and new recipe which is healthy. Thanks

  13. I made this once for my hubby and he liked it :) I added 1/2 a cup of milk too with this to make it creamy. But its best when served hot :)

  14. This looks like a great breakfast!

  15. i tried it just now!!! its awesome!!! thanks for priding me with a great breakfast option!!

  16. i tried this one it comes good and my family members liked it

  17. Thanks a lot for sharing such wide varieties of oats recipes.. It does help me in my dieting... I hv tried this one and in the coming days your recipes will fill my days... :)

    Keep posting.


  18. Thanks for posting this.Really this is awesome recipe. very tasty too. even we can add ghee in it for good taste.most of the south Indian people like to eat this in traditional days (or) on occasion. even Sweet Pongal (Huggi)is similar to this.really nice dish. :-)

  19. thanx for the recipe….i tried it….simply wonderful….cant make out the difference...


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