Well here comes October or should I say came....gosh where are the months going??...how fast is the year passing by??....Can someone stop it for a moment?..
I wish!!!...wouldn't it have been nice....or much nicer if I had couple more hands...seriously!!! Wouldn't that be out of this world!!!
Here is a quick and healthy upma, which can be made in a jiffy with items which are already in your pantry. Only things you will need are the different veggies.
I would have love to add a little potato and cauliflower too, but I didn't add as I didn't have it.
If you have some frozen veggies, you can add them instead and make this in record time!
I have eaten it before where half and half of oats and sooji are added...or even broken wheat even....I made it with only plain oats and that too quick cooking oats. You can use rolled oats, but make sure to adjust water as required!
Since its quick cooking oats...you have to be careful that it doesn't become mushy...unless you like it all soft....
I do like sooji upma all softy, but this I prefer, not soft but on the drier side. So added the water carefully and sauteed it more to make it dry.
It very easy to make it to your taste..so go ahead and have fun!
1 1/2 cup Oats (quick cooking oats)
1 cup water (and more, if you like it mushy)
3/4 cup mixed veggies (carrots, peas, beans)(and any other veggie you like)
1 tbsp cashews or peanuts (optional)
1 small onion, chopped
3-4 green chilies, chopped
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
few curry leaves
2 dry red chilies. broken
1 tbsp grated ginger
salt to taste
pinch of turmeric
chopped coriander leaves
Lemon juice (optional)
Heat oil in a Kadai or Pan.
Saute channa dal, urad dal till brown.
Add mustard seeds, jeera and let them splutter.
Add red chilies,curry leaves and ginger and saute.
If adding cashews or peanuts, add now and saute till brown.
Add onions, green chilies and saute for couple of minutes.
Add the veggies, turmeric and salt. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
Add the quick cooking oats and water. Mix well.
Cover and let cook until oats are completely cooked through.
Add the chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with a sprinkle of lemon juice if you like.