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April 17, 2019

Oats Masala Khichdi | Vegan One Pot Meals | Diabetic Friendly meals

Oats Masala Khichdi is adapted from Harini’s Sambhar Oats which I had bookmarked a while ago. Thanks to her, I started using Oats in a lot of recipes - including Oats Masala Chaas, Oats Pongal etc. The importance of a soluble fibre like Oats is understated in today's age. Oats is great for diabetics and is versatile to adapt into Indian dishes as well. 

This is again a one-pot meal (and made for just myself) as I wanted to be sure that the kids would love it as much as I did.  I had previously cooked Lauki dal (with tempering intact) so, that reduced the cook time drastically. 

Either way, it doesnt take more than 15 mins to put together this rather yummy khichdi (I had my expectations really low as I wasn’t sure I would like it). Goes great with a simple boondi raita / onion - cucumber raita for  lunch / brunch on hot summery days like these :)

Prep time: 15 mins, cook time - 10 mins, Serves  - 1

Cooked Lauki Moong dal (you can simply soak and cook 1/4 cup of plain yellow moong dal for 1 whistle) - 1/2 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup - I used plain rolled oats
Salt - to taste
Sambhar powder - 1 TBSP
Any veggies - carrots / beans / peas - about 1/4 cup - I used 1 medium tomato and 1/2 cup of broccoli 
Garam Masala - 1/2 TBSP
Oil - 1 tsp
Tempering : Cumin seeds, chopped green chillies (2), diced ginger 1/2 inch

How to:
Dry Roast Oats till slightly warm. Remove. 
In a pan, add oil, splutter cumin, ginger and chopped chillies. Add broccoli  and tomato, Saute till slightly soft. Add the cooked moong dal (or lauki dal in my case) and simmer for 2 mins. Add garam masala and sambhar powder + salt to taste. Now add the roasted oats and mix well. Add a little more water if required. cook and cover for 5-8 mins or till you get a Khichdi kind of consistency.  Serve hot with pickle / papad or any raita. 

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  1. Such a healthy and yummy looking kichidi with oats and moong dal. Good one

  2. That looks so tempting Kalyani. Oats khichdi is my go-to meal when I am alone. The mango pickle takes my focus off :)

    1. hehe ! Thanks Harini... I made (and ate) the khichdi ONLY for the pickle :p .. having BM also helped !

  3. Healthy and filling khichdi. I have to try these savory oat dishes for my husband who loves oats. I am kinda partial to quinoa and millets.

    1. Oats is a relatively new thing for me too, Suma although I make Dosas and Molagapudi with it ! But I did like the taste and texture of this khichdi a lot :)

  4. Even I tried a kichadi with oats will post next week... easy and yummy food...

  5. That is a delicious bowl of oats kichdi. With papad and raita, this would make an amazing meal.

  6. This is a delicious quick fix Kalyani. Surely must have made a filling meal.

  7. Oats kichadi with mangai oorugai... oh so yum only. Love adding both sambar powder and garam masala.

  8. wow this is a nice recipe. I would say a good use of even leftover dals. Would love to try this

  9. I make one pot meal kind of version of oats khichdi mixed with dal and veggies. I loved your version and I also think as Renu said ,can make it with any leftover dal.


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