Monday, November 14, 2011

Oats upma


Ingredients:

Oats - 1 cup
Onion - vengayam - 1 no.
Tomato - Thakkali - 1 no.
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 2 nos.
Mustard seeds - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Udaitha ulutham paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Bengal gram dal - Kadalai paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Ginger garlic - Inji poondu - little quantity
Curry leaves - karuvepilai - Handful
Turmeric powder - Manjal thul - 1 tea spoon
Oil - Ennai - For tempering
Salt - Uppu for taste
Lemon - elumichai pazham - for taste

Method:

Heat 1 tea spoon of oil in a pan and fry oats for some 3 minutes. Keep it aside. Peel off skin and chopp onions. Wash and slice tomatoes. Wash and peel off skin and keep ginger ready. Peel off skin and keep garlic ready. Now heat oil in a pan, temper mustard seeds, black gram dal, bengal gram dal, green chillies, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Now add turmeric powder, salt. Stirr well. Add 2 cups of water to it. Once it boils add fried oats to it. Keep stirring. Once it is cooked turn off stove. Now squeeze lemon on top of it. Upma is ready to be served. It can be served for 2 people. Requires hardly 15 minutes to cook.

Note: Any type of oats can be used. Oats is very good for health. Serve with any kind of chutny.

Optional: Red chillies can be added instead of green chillies. Coconut gratings, cashew nuts, coriander leaves can be added. Ingredients can be added/removed.
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