Indian Masala Oats

30m    Serves 4 People

Healthy, tasty and quick masala oats makes a wonderful breakfast cooked in Indian style with spice powders.

  • 1 Tbsp ghee or oil use oil for vegan
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chili pepper diced optional
  • 1 Cup onion diced
  • 1 Tsp ginger grated
  • 1 Tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 Cup tomato chopped
  • 1/2 Cup steel cut oats
  • 5 Cup water
  • 2 Cup mixed vegetables (Carrots, Green Beans, Peas, Corn, Edamame, frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Cilantro leaves to garnish
  • Spices
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Turmeric (Haldi powder)
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri red chili powder or paprika, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tsp salt adjust to taste
  • Start the instant pot in sauté mode and heat it. Add ghee/oil, then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Now add the green chili, onion, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until onion are translucent.
  • Add tomato and spices. Mix well.
  • Add the mixed vegetables, oats and water. Mix well. If anything is stuck to the bottom of the pot, deglaze it. Press Cancel and close the lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Change the instant pot setting to pressure cook (manual) mode for 8 minutes at high pressure.
  • When the instant pot beeps, do a 10 minute NPR. This means let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release the pressure manually.
  • Open the lid and add the lime juice. Mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and enjoy with a dollop of yogurt.
  • Stovetop Method
  • To make this recipe on stovetop, I recommend to use rolled oats. For every cup of rolled oats, add 2 cups of water.
  • Follow the above steps for cooking the masala oats on the stovetop in a large pan.
  • After adding the oats and water, cook them covered for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat or till they have cooked completely and reached the desired consistency.
  • Take off flame serve hot.

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