Masala Oats for Breakfast
Oats is a cereal that is typically eaten in the form of rolled oats or oatmeal and has a range of health benefits. They are commonly eaten in the form of porridge, as an ingredient it is baked as well as used in breakfast cereals. Over the last few decades, oats have become a popular choice amongst healthy foods.
Oats are much loaded with dietary fibres and have a wide range of cholesterol-reducing properties. They are also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and thiamine. They are commonly eaten for breakfast in the form of oatmeal, which is made when you boil oats in either water or milk, often known as porridge.
Vegetable easy masala oats recipe :
Vegetable masala oats are complete and indeed a healthy breakfast to kickstart your mornings. They are usually cooked with hot milk and topped with chopped dry fruits or fresh fruits along with sugar or honey.
However, our taste buds crave hot and spicy masalas. Hence, instead of consuming oats with milk, oatmeal can be spiced up with our Indian masalas. Our Orient Asian Recipe for masala oats recipe is so inviting and appetizing with colourful veggies and a hint of spices. When you add veggies and spices, it makes the plain oats rich in flavours and taste.
- 1 cup oats (approximately 250 ml)
- 1 tomato chopped
- 1 onion finely chopped
- ½ green capsicum chopped
- 1 carrot chopped
- ¼ cup peas
- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder or you can also add Orient Asian Red Chilli Paste
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt or as needed
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 green chillies slit
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- A few curry leaves
Method to make the best masala oats recipe :
- Heat oil in a pan
- Add cumin seeds and let them sputter
- Add slit green chillies and curry leaves
- Mix it well
Preparing the masala :
- Add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste
- Saute the onions till they turn translucent
- Add chopped tomatoes and mix them well
- Add the rest of the chopped vegetables and stir fry for a few minutes
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala as well as salt
- Give all these ingredients a good mix
- Once the vegetables get completely cooked, add oats
- Stir the oats for one minute to mix them well with the veggies and masala
- Add 2 cups of water for cooking the oats. Quick oats would take only a couple of minutes to cook
- Adjust the consistency of the oats according to your likings
Your vegetable masala oats are ready to eat! Garnish them with coriander leaves and consume hot!
Tips for making the best masala oats recipe :
Choosing your oats
There are two different kinds of oats – rolled oats as well as steel-cut oats. Within the rolled oats there are three different types – quick oats, old-fashioned oats and instant oats.
Adding vegetables to your masala oats recipe is totally optional, however, it would surely increase the nutritional value as well as the taste. Capsicum, peas, onion, garlic, or just anything you wish to have can be added.
Adjusting the spices according to your taste
You can add red chilli powder or green chillies according to the level of spiciness you like. If you need more masala in your recipe, you can try our Orient Asian Red Chilli Paste which will make your taste buds go crazy. You can also exclude tomatoes and add a pinch of amchur powder.
Adjust the water to be added for cooking oats
If you use quick oats, use 2 cups of water. But if you are using old-fashioned oats, you would need 2.5 cups of water. Also, you might need to dry roast the old-fashioned first before you cook them.
Masala oats are extremely spicy and do not require anything to accompany them. However, if you like, you can have it along with raita or curd.
For making masala oats more like upma add mustard seeds and curry leaves along with the cumin seeds in the beginning.
Cashews make for a great addition to the masala oats. You can either add cashews with cumin seeds so that they are sauteed in oil or add them as a garnish in the end.
Oats are amazingly good for your health
The masala oats calories range from person to person, depending on the amount consumed. However, 1 cup or about 250g of masala oats contain 177 calories, making it an ideal option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Oats are great nutritional foods that are enriched with essential vitamins, antioxidants as well as minerals. Additionally, they are also rich in protein and fibres when compared to the other grains. They are also much filling and possess several properties that make them a healthy weight loss food option.
Oats are amongst the most healthy foods out there that you can eat. Start eating healthy and tasty food today and embark on your healthy journey!