Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe

Oats combined with vegetables and tossed in a South Indian tadka to make this delicious Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe, that you can serve either at breakfast or even for dinner along with chutney.

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Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe
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The Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe can be a quick and delicious breakfast or a dinner that can be made in a jiffy. Oats made interesting with the addition of vegetables and simple tadka, lending great flavour to the upma. 

Serve Vegetable Oats Upma along with Raw Mango Coconut Chutney Recipe for a healthy breakfast. 

Here are few more South Indian Breakfast recipes to try

  1. Mixed Millet Khichdi Recipe
  2. Spinach And Millet Pulav Recipe
  3. Ragi Rava Idli Recipe 
  4. Buckwheat Dosa Recipe

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Instant Oats (Oatmeal) , (rolled oats)
  • 1/4 cup Carrots (Gajjar) , diced & steamed
  • 1/4 cup Green beans (French Beans) , chopped & steamed
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed
  • 1/4 cup Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 5 to 6 Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli , halved
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts , roasted in ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, chopped
  • Fresh coconut , grated (for garnish)

How to make Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Vegetable Oats Upma Recipe, in a heavy bottomed pan; dry roast the rolled oats until its gets a roasted aroma and also turns lightly crisp.

  2. Once roasted, transfer the roasted oats to another bowl and allow it to cool. 

  3. Heat the oil in the same heavy bottomed pan; add the red chillies, mustard seeds, urad dal. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and allow the red chilli and the urad dal to roast and turn a little brown.

  4. At this stage, add the onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and saute till they become soft.

  5. Add in the turmeric powder, salt, steamed vegetables and tomatoes and saute it for about half a minute.

  6. Finally add the oats and stir well so that all the ingredients get well combined. Cover the pan, turn the heat to low and allow it to steam for a few minutes in the heat.

  7. The water released from the tomatoes is enough to cook the oats. Add a few drops of warm water if needed (not too much as the oats will get soggy).

  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut. 

  9. Serve Vegetable Oats Upma along with Raw Mango Coconut Chutney Recipe for a healthy breakfast.