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Oats has become one of the breakfast menu in many homes. It is truly one of the amazing cereal which has so many health benefits. Oatmeal and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fiber. Eating oats in our diet provides a wide range of important health benefits.Oats, like other grain and vegetables contain hundred of phytochemicals which reduces risk of getting cancer.

Oats have a higher concentration of well-balanced protein than other cereal and also like other cereal grains, they are also valued as primary source of carbohydrates which provide calories for energy needs. Still many more benefits...... There are so many dishes that we have started making using oats like

1. Porridge
2. Idli
3. Adai
4. Pongal
5. Upma
6. Soup thickener
7. Dosas
8 .Cookies
9. Bread
10. Cereals
11. Sweets
12. Vadams ( This I tried last year when I was in India came out so good)

Many more... So today I am posting the variety of porridges which I used to make for the breakfast. The base of the porridge is same like oats cooked in water or Milk. But by adding our favourite flavour changes the taste of the porridge. So here are some ......

* Vegetable Oats porridge * Sweet Porridge * Oats with butter milk * Ginger flavored * Oats with cummin seasoning * Tomato Masala Oats

Ingredients for cooking Oats :

Oats - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup

Method :

1. Boil water and add oats to that let them cook for sometime until oats are cooked well.
2. Add salt and keep at aside.

For vegetable porridge :

I just add only finely shredded Cabbage, Carrot and spring onion. Add carrot and cabbage to the oats when is cooked half way. Overcooking the veggies loses the crunchiness. Add Spring onion at last. The crunchiness and flavour of Spring onion gives wonderful taste to the porridge.

For Sweet Porridge :

Instead of cooking the oats with water cook with half milk and water. Add sugar and add some raisins, dates or nuts according to your choice. Even you can add cinnamon, Apple or other fruits too.

Tomato Masala oats :

Heat tsp of oil in the pan, Season with mustard, urad and channa dhal tsp of each. Saute little onion and 1 pod garlic sliced. Add 1/4 tsp of saunf powder, chilli powder and 1/4 tomato chopped until tomato is mashed and cooked well. Now add curry leaves. Now add water Once it is boiling add oats and cook till done. Garnish with coriander.

Ginger Flavoured oats :

If you really love ginger flavour this suits your taste bud. Add Ginger and green chilli paste to the cooked oats and give one boil. It give lovely taste too.

Oats with butter milk :

Add some butter milk, asafoetida and chilli paste to the oats after it is cooled. It is so so yummy. Even you can have it as diluted or in thick consistency too.

Oats with cummin seasoning :

Season cummin, redchilli, curry leaves and asafoetida to the cooked oats gives nice and wonderful aroma.

All the above are some ways which we usually do at home.

Some other serving suggestion for oats :

1. Serve butter milk oats or cummin oats with pickle or sundal. Tastes so good.

Note :

The above recipe is using Instant quaker oats but you can use rolled oats too which is so healthy. But it needs long time and more water too cook.

Padma  – (December 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM)  

WOW!!! Pavithra - so many versions of oats porridge in one post. Too good. Will try some soon and let you know :)

Trendsetters  – (December 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM)  

I love this oats with buttermilk stuff...We eat oats for breakfast...The other variations are really unique and good..

chakhlere  – (December 28, 2009 at 10:37 AM)  

WOW!! What healthy and gorgeous spread.

Really oats breakfast is the beat way to start a day.

priya  – (December 28, 2009 at 10:48 AM)  

Oh my god!!! many versions of oats!...such a healthy and delicious array of dishes!!

Unknown  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM)  

Pavi..Ur post looks like Oats porridge mela!!

Nithya  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:02 AM)  

Wow.. This is a super good post anni. All of them look tempting. Nice variations. I always would choose the sweet one. I eat it like payasam :)

Unknown  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM)  

Hey Pavitra,Ur recipes gives both 'Nutriment & Delightment' what an amazing entry!!!

Namitha  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM)  

Very interesting...great ideas for breakfast :-)

Anu  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:33 AM)  

Wow many versions of oats awesome... Will try soon..

Rachana  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:48 AM)  

Wow!!! I love oats... I will try them all:)

Great Post!

KavyaNaimish  – (December 28, 2009 at 12:15 PM)  

wow simple Oats in many flavors....wana try Tomato masala Oats...

Cham  – (December 28, 2009 at 12:42 PM)  

I would go for tomat and buttermilk version sounds very cool!

Unknown  – (December 28, 2009 at 12:49 PM)  

Looks so lovely, love all the versions, beautiful presentation as usual.

Priya Suresh  – (December 28, 2009 at 2:39 PM)  

Lovley post, just love all those porridges, looks tremendous..

Sailaja Damodaran  – (December 28, 2009 at 3:25 PM)  

Nice way to eat oats.Iam sure these will not make us boring.

Unknown  – (December 28, 2009 at 3:29 PM)  

Oh...So many ideas for oats breakfast!!love all the versions...Will try some..Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah Naveen  – (December 28, 2009 at 5:07 PM)  

Oh wow!!!! This many versions for oats..Very creative..

Gita Jaishankar  – (December 28, 2009 at 6:18 PM)  

Wow, what a wonderful collection of porridges, I'll definitely try them all, looks very interesting :)

tracieMoo  – (December 28, 2009 at 7:13 PM)  

so many different variaties! I would have never thought of that. Sounds great! thanks for sharing this :)

Malar Gandhi  – (December 28, 2009 at 8:09 PM)  

Wow, lovely pictures:) Liked the first picture so much, awesome:)

I like all the savoury versions of oats porridge when compared to sweet one, dunno why!!!

Mythreyi Dilip  – (December 28, 2009 at 9:04 PM)  

Excellent and awesome oats variations dear........

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year dear!!!!!

Sanghi  – (December 28, 2009 at 9:18 PM)  

All the dishes are yummy pavi.. Looks like you'v posted for me.. I was wandering how to eat the same type oats..! Now, will try new varieties daily! thanks da!

Rekha shoban  – (December 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

wow!!so many version of oats...nice presentation

chef and her kitchen  – (December 28, 2009 at 10:07 PM)  

Hmm..Lovely post..!!..even I do some of the porridges which u mentioned dear..but the tomato masala oats sounds interesting for me...will give a try definitely....

AvanthiRao  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:19 PM)  

thanks by dropping at my place...... u really have a pleasant blog

Trish  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:44 PM)  

Wow...I am amazed. I have never known so many versions of cooking with have really opened up my eyes to new possibilities!

Ushnish Ghosh  – (December 28, 2009 at 11:55 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
So nice of you to post these recipes. I have eaten only the sweet one with milk and sugar.
Now i can add variety to the bfast or dinner even.
Thanks for sharing and a Very Happy New year to you and family.

Aruna Manikandan  – (December 29, 2009 at 12:23 AM)  

Love all ur oats varieties.....
tomato, ginger all sounds different.
will try it out soon

Aps Kitchen  – (December 29, 2009 at 1:10 AM)  

Hatts Off Gal... hw do u manage so much..... Nd so many varities in oats... I just tried bread..... thts it.... But i guess i have to give a try

Ash  – (December 29, 2009 at 5:11 AM)  

Now that is what I call an Oats Porridge Fest!!!!!! The look is simply festive......too....

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....


Rita  – (December 29, 2009 at 5:29 AM)  

Happy to report that my chidren were here for the holidays and some still prefer their porridge to bagels and do I, although we do not like it too sweet; lovely wiht strawberries, cranberry sauce,raisins etc.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen  – (December 29, 2009 at 6:32 AM)  

Wow!!! pavithra so many versions of oats and all in one post Wow!!!.
Fantastic Click!!!!

Sunitha  – (December 29, 2009 at 6:58 AM)  

Way to go... so many different recipes with oats.. good one.

Deepa G Joshi  – (December 29, 2009 at 12:59 PM)  

wow..great way to make simple oats..Love the tomato masala and the sweet recipe...great variety of recipes..

Kat  – (December 29, 2009 at 3:28 PM)  

Thank you for visiting my blog! You have some great recipes that I will certainly need to add to my must try list!

Latha  – (December 29, 2009 at 3:41 PM)  

Wow...lovely post, so many versions of oats...

Anonymous –   – (December 29, 2009 at 4:08 PM)  

variety, variations, et all. looks very gud pavithra

Renus Kitchen  – (December 30, 2009 at 12:30 AM)  

very good collection of all oatmeal porridge...gonna bookmark this page

Raks  – (December 30, 2009 at 1:34 AM)  

I too now a days make everything I usually do,upma,pongal,dosai....out of oats ,nice variations in porridge itself Pavithra! now I know the secret of your fitness ;)

Samyukta Ganesh  – (December 30, 2009 at 4:17 AM)  

Awesome...thats an interesting spread for something as simple as oats...we have oats at my place for breakfast...this sure is going to flavour it up! Lovely!

You are cordially invited to visit my blog

Parita  – (December 30, 2009 at 9:20 AM)  

Wow this is fantastic! I sooo need to try some of these versions of porridge soon!

Siddhi Shirsat  – (December 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM)  

hey pavitra...very nice recipes of oots porridges...diff n tasty

Anupama  – (December 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM)  

So many instant recipes with oats! Thanks a lot Pavi :-)

my kitchen  – (December 31, 2009 at 2:59 AM)  

Wow simple & yummy varieties, bookmarked.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

Vikis Kitchen  – (December 31, 2009 at 8:26 AM)  

Lovely oats varieties.
Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear.

indhu  – (December 31, 2009 at 1:29 PM)  

love this post... I always make the oats with buttermilk version :)

Happy New Year!

- Indhu (

Unknown  – (January 2, 2010 at 4:59 PM)  

Great breakfast ideas Pavithra. Bookmarked! Happy New Year!

Oraphan  – (January 3, 2010 at 10:54 PM)  

Thanks for sharing such fantastic ideas! What a great post!

Unknown  – (January 4, 2010 at 1:35 PM)  

What a great post about oats and oatmeal and all the different ways you prepare them. Have you tried steel cut oats before?

Dhanya Ganesh  – (January 4, 2010 at 11:27 PM)  

Wow..what a click yaar.Looks healthy and delicious :).

Spice  – (January 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM)  

I just finished bowl of oats for breakfast....Oats with tomato masala is something new for me....
Love the presentation of different porridges.

Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2010 at 10:31 AM)  

This will make everyday breakfast so much more interesting! Great recipes!

Nithu Bala  – (January 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM)  

Great! I like all the versions of porridge..especially I love that tomato and ginger ones..thanks Dear for sharing..

Anju Rathore  – (October 26, 2010 at 8:25 PM)  

wow! so many healthy varities of oats.

Anonymous –   – (January 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM)  

Never thought about addition of buttermilk to oats...very good idea Pavi

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