Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Oats Porridge (Oats Upma)

South Indian Vegetarian Breakfast Special
Andhra Cuisine
Mixed Vegetable Oats Porridge (Oats Upma)
Serves 2

Rolled Oats- 

For Tempering:
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 2 Tbsp.
Raw Peanuts- 1 Tbsp. 

Mustard Seeds (Rai/Aavalu)-a Pinch
Cumin Seeds (Jeera/Jeelakarra)- (Optional)
Split Bengal Gram/Split Chick Pea (Chana Dal/Senagapapu)- ¼ Tsp.
Split Black Gram (Urad Dal/Menapappu)- ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta/Karvepaku)- 5-6 No’s
Asafoetida (Hing/Inguva Podi)- a Pinch

Ginger- 1 Inch, Finely Chopped 
Carrots- 1 Medium, Finely Chopped
Green Beans- 7 to 8, Finely Chopped
Green Peas (Matar)-
Green Chillies- 2 to 3 Nos., Finely Chopped (depending on the Spiciness of the Chilli)
Water- 3 Cups
Salt- To Taste
Fresh Lemon Juice & Ghee- sprinkled to suit taste individual buds as desired!!

On a Slow Flame, Roast the Oats to light Golden Colour or till the Aroma starts coming up
Keep aside to cool

Heat Oil in a Non Stick Wide Skillet (Kadhai)
Add Peanuts & Saute till Color changes
Add Mustard Seeds & Saute till Seeds Splutter
Add Chana Dal, Urad Dal & Cumin Seeds till the Dals change Color


Add the Boiled Vegetables & Saute for a while

Add Water & as the Water Boils rapidly add the Oats while stirring continuously to make sure there are no lumps

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