May 24, 2011
Steel cut Oats Upma
1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 of an onion chopped fine
1 medium carrot
1/3 cup each of frozen beans and frozen peas
1-2 green chilies chopped
small piece of ginger grated
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
few curry leaves
Heat up a spoon of oil or ghee and roast the oats till it changes color and you begin to get a nice aroma. Keep it aside.
Heat up a table spoon of oil and splutter the mustard seeds followed by urad dal. Add the chilies and ginger and stir for 1/2 a minute. Follow it with onions and saute it on high for a minute.
Add the beans and add the carrot and peas after a minute. Add salt just enough for the vegetables and cook covered on low to medium heat for 3 minutes. In the meanwhile heat up about 2 cups of water and add it to the vegetables.
Once it begins to bubble, add the oats and the needed salt and let it come to a nice boil. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the oats on low heat. It took about 20 minutes for the oats to be thoroughly cooked. Squeeze some lemon juice as needed.
Enjoy the upma with some pickles!!