Lemon Oats

lemon oats
Lemon Oats ~ Healthy Indian Breakfast

Lemon Oats

There couldn’t be a quicker breakfast oats recipe than Lemon Oats. A healthy, vibrant, tasty Indian recipe with oats that has lemon juice and peanuts as its star performers. The lemon juice works brilliantly with the oats, green chilies provide a spicy edge and crunch from the roasted peanuts makes it an absolutely scrumptious breakfast.

Those of you looking for new ways to spruce up your monotonous oatmeal breakfast routine, should give this oats recipe a try. Not only is it super quick to make, provides nutrition and is suitable to the Indian palate that enjoys the idli, dosa and upma breakfast fare.

Lemon Oats

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 2

Main Ingredients:

  1. oats
  2. lemon


  • Oats - 1 cup, lightly dry roasted for 4 mts
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Peanuts - fistful, roasted
  • Oil - 2 tsps
  • For tempering:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Split gram dal - 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Green chilies - 2, slit
  • Red chilies - 1, tear and de-seed
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once hot, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add the dals and allow to turn lightly red. Add green chilies, red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida and mix well.
  2. Add turmeric powder and mix. Add water and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Add oats and mix. Reduce flame and place lid. Cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove lid, add lemon juice and mix well. Cook without lid for 4 more minutes, mixing once in a while.
  5. Garnish with roasted peanuts and serve warm with yogurt or pickle.



Lemon Oats, similar to Lemon rice, makes for a healthy Indian breakfast dish. A favorite Indian recipe with oats, lemon and spices goes well with yogurt.


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18 Responses

  1. Kristi Rimkus says:

    All those warming spices sound like the perfect combination with oats.

  2. Priya says:

    One of myf av food..

  3. Subhashini says:

    I tried the recipe today and came out very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. megs says:

    Should we use quick oats?

  5. Sumi says:

    very very creative uses with oats!! ***applause**

  6. Charul @ Tadka Masala says:

    I dont like oats in milk and I only get the Quaker variety here. So, I am always in search for savory oats recipes. This looks delicious. Will try soon.

  7. all your recepies are great and i tried most of them and they came out well thanku for introducing new varities.

  8. Vegetarians says:

    This breakfast meal looks so refreshing. I have not tried making this one but will definitely try now. How about adding hazel nuts instead of peanuts?

  9. Padmaja Konakere says:

    Hi Shailu,

    Which brand oats is better to use???


  10. Panini Kompella says:

    Hi , we have tried Lemon Oats and its so delicious and easy to make…and feels good when you know that you are eating a healthier and tastier breakfast..

  11. Bhalodi Dharti says:

    wow…. looks tasty and simple. im gonna try this tonight

  12. preeti srivastava says:

    really looks tasty n healthy

  13. Anusha says:

    I was wondering if you use old fashioned oats or regular rolled oats in your recipes. Apparently, the water measurements differ for them. Is that true?

  14. Manju says:

    Hi, Sailu is it ok if i add some ginger?

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