As I have already said, oats is " no, no " food at my home, both the husband and daughter can't have it in the porridge form, but give it to them in the form of this oats upma or the pancakes that I have posted here, they are fine. In fact, my daughter always asks me whether it is scrambled eggs, I think because of the texture or also from the flavor of the red capsicum that I add to this, whatever it is, this makes up for a healthy breakfast..
Need To Have
- Quick Cooking Oats - 3 cups
- Onion - 1 big chopped
- Red Capsicum - 1 chopped
- Tomatoes - 2 chopped
- Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
- Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad Or Black Gram Dal - 1 teaspoon
- Chopped Coriander - 1/4 cup
Sprinkle some water on the oats and mix it, it should be like wet bread crumbs like texture. This I learnt from Sashiga's blog. Now heat some oil, add the mustard, cumin and urad dal, once it starts spluttering, start adding the onions, saute till they turn pink. Then add the tomatoes, red capsicum, red chilli powder, salt and the ginger, saute them well for 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix in the oats, sprinkle some water, cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, but checking after every 2 or 3 minutes. If it seems dry, sprinkle some more water, cover and cook. Finally, add the chopped coriander, mix and serve warm.
Don't add all the water at once to the oats, only sprinkle.
Cook it on low heat, so that the oats doen't stick to the pan.