Oats Pongal ~ Healthy Indian Breakfast
I hope you are enjoying the
Oats recipes in Indian style blogged so far. Thank you for all the wonderful feedback that I have been receiving on the Facebook fan page and here. Oats Pongal, a South Indian style healthy breakfast recipe, is sure to be well received by your loved ones. I added spinach along with yellow moong dal giving the Oats Pongal a wonderful flavor and not to mention, nutrition.
Its a personal preference, I like to make the Oats Pongal a bit more creamy (read liquid-y) by adding more liquid during the cooking process. Just add 1/2 cup of water in addition to the mentioned quantity of water in the recipe. Throw in some mixed vegetables and you have a one pot meal. I enjoy Oats Pongal when dunked in
rasam or sambar rather than a chutney as a side. Its super comforting. 🙂
Pongal with Oats
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 12 min
Method for making Oats Pongal
Heat ghee in a vessel, add broken cashew nuts and saute till golden brown. Remove and keep aside. In the same ghee, add crushed cumin and black pepper corns and allow the cumin to splutter.
Add asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Add ginger, green chilies and mix. Add spinach and saute for 3-4 minutes.
Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Add oats and mix. Reduce flame and cook for 4 minutes.
Add the cooked dal and mix. Place lid and cook for another 3 minutes.
Turn off flame and remove onto a serving bowl. Garnish with toasted cashew nuts.
Spinach is optional.
You can add mixed vegetables of your choice for a one pot meal.
September 3, 2012
Oats Pongal, a South Indian style healthy breakfast recipe with oats for your kids lunck box. Learn how to make a quick, tasty and nutritious oats recipe.