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How to make oats upma

How to make oats upma - Oats upma recipe with vegetables. Easy and healthy way to start the day with this easy Indian oats breakfast recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 1


  • 1 cup Quick cook oats
  • 1 Onion
  • ¾ cup Mixed vegetables
  • 3 Green chilli
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt - As needed
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil/ sesame oil

To temper

  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil cold pressed virgin
  • ½ tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 Curry leaves 1 sprig


  • Chop vegetables and onion finely. I used ½ a carrot, 4 beans and a fist full of frozen peas. slit green chillies. Heat oil in a pan and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’, then add onion and fry until transparent. Add vegetables, green chillies and if you want you can sprinkle ¼ tsp sugar to maintain its  colour and fry in medium flame for 2 minutes. Sprinkle a little salt just for the vegetables if you want.
  • Add the oats, salt and mix well for a minute. Add ¼ cup water and mix well and cook covered for 2 minutes.
  • Later again sprinkle the remaining water and mix well and cook covered for another 2 minutes. This way it wont turn too gooey but still gets cooked moist. Top with coconut oil or sesame oil if desired.


  • Add your own choice of vegetables, just make sure you chop finely to make sure it gets cooked.
  • You can add finely chopped ginger along with onion to make it flavourful and easy to digest.
  • Add turmeric if you want to make it look yellow add some more goodness to the recipe.