Oats Khichdi / healthy eating
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 1, 2020

One cannot deny the need of a good breakfast, it should be healthy, filling and tasty. Every morning it is a dilemma, what needs to be prepared, isn’t it? You can use oats a couple of times in a week to prepare variety of dishes.

I used the Zerobeli Oats to make porridge and it was awesome. It is rich in fiber and protein, gluten free and ISO certified. Moreover, it cooks very easily and is creamy. It needs no topping such as nuts.

I use oats to make a variety of dishes, it is versatile in use and the taste is liked at home, thus I can easily make it anytime of the day.

I often make different varieties of khichdi at home and now thought of making it with oats. I used vegetables in it along with some masala powder, the result it was a filling and tasty meal.

Have you tried making khichdi with oats? Khichdi is quite similar to the savoury pongal that is made in South India. Give a try to it, a few papad and pickle makes a good accompaniment with it. 

The New Year, New Beginnings and Goals

Today is the first day of 2020 and I want to make it an awesome one. I do not make big resolutions but something, which I can relate and stick to. I plan to eat healthy food in the coming days and thus oats will be my companion along with salads and fruits.

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Oats Khichdi

 

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables ( I used beans, carrot, peas )
  • 1 onion
  • 4-5  cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
Method:
  1. Wash and soak the moong dal for at least one hour, this helps in proper cooking of the lentil.
  2. Chop the onion.
  3. Take oil and ghee in a pressure pan, add cumin. As it splutters, put grated ginger and green chilly along with some asafoetida. Add onion and saute it for sometime, put the vegetables into it. Saute for two minutes. Put turmeric powder and chilli powder to it.
  4. Now add moong dal to it and saute for a minute.
  5. Add oats and mix well for a minute. 
  6. Put water and salt to it and stir thoroughly.
  7. Close the lid and cook it until two whistles.
  8. Once the pressure releases, mix it and serve hot.
Take a tip:
  • Soaking of lentil helps in cooking the lentil properly.
  • Soaking for longer time too is not recommended, it becomes slimy. 

Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi is an easy to make, one pot breakfast dish. It is filling, tasty and healthy.

Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine karnataka
Keyword khichdi, oats khichdi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the moong dal for at least one hour, this helps in proper cooking of the lentil.

  2. Chop the onion

  3. Take oil and ghee in a pressure pan, add cumin. As it splutters, put grated ginger and green chilly along with some asafoetida. Add onion and saute it for sometime, put the vegetables into it. Saute for two minutes.

  4. Put turmeric powder and chilli powder to it.Now add moong dal to it and saute for a minute. Add oats and mix it well for a minute. Put water,salt and pepper powder to it and stir thoroughly.Close the lid and cook it until two whistles. Once the pressure releases, mix it and serve hot.

Do check out the Zerobeli products now. You can either buy from their website on on Amazon.

Disclaimer: This is a brand collaboration with Zerobeli. I received products from Zerobeli to test and review them. All inputs given are my own.

Wishing all a fabulous year 2020 ahead ! May the new year be the beginning of many good things.

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19 Comments

  1. Lata Lala

    Breakfast being an important part of diet , nothing can beat oats. Oats khichdi looks delicious with addition of vegetables and plus it’s so filling also.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Lata

      Reply
  2. greenbowl2soulgmailcom

    Oats Khichdi with pickle is looking so delicious. It’s one of our breakfast recipes too. We sometimes take in dinner also with papadum.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou, it’s easy and healthy too.

      Reply
  3. mayurisjikoni

    This is a recipe that I would love to try, oats khichdi with vegetables. Such a healthy and nutritious meal not only for breakfast but as light dinner too.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Yes, ideal for dinner too. Do give it a try. Thankyou Mayuri for the visit.

      Reply
  4. Shailender Sharma

    My son is an ardent fan of khichdi & trying a completely new version of khichdi will be a treat to him. This is indeed a super food.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou, it’s a regular feature at home these days.

      Reply
  5. Sandhya

    The Oats Khichadi looks delicious Jayashree! Did you use regular or quick cooking oats in this?

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Sandhya, I used the regular instant oats.

      Reply
  6. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    We love oats in our diet, but never made khichdi with it, must try one day. looks so delicious.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti. Do give a try, I am sure you will like it.

      Reply
  7. Padma Veeranki

    Oats khichdi is a healthy alternate to the regular one….Wholesome nutrtious one pot meal looks delicious jaya and best suited option for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Yes Padma, thankyou. It’s not only easy but a little effort towards better eating.

      Reply
  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    What a beautiful way to start the day. I love spiced oats and this would be perfect for me. Quick and easy to make and good way to keep you filled through the day.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thank you Sandhya. If you love spiced oats, then this will be ideal for breakfast or lunch.

      Reply
  9. Priya Srinivasan

    Khichdi’s are best any time, any day!!! oats khichdi looks tempting, quick and easy to make dish!!!

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thank you Priya, do give a try to it.

      Reply
  10. Lathiskitchen

    This is such a comforting dish on winter season. The kichidi looks delicious and yummy.

    Reply

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