Healthy Heart Recipes

Healthy Oats Pulav/Upma


  • Rolled oats: 1 cup
  • Onion: 1 medium
  • Green chilli: 1 slit lengthwise
  • Ginger: 1 inch piece finely chopped
  • Mixed vegetables: 1 cup (mix of carrot, beans, peas. cauliflower)
  • Water: 3/4 cup
  • Peanuts: A handful
  • Turmeric: 1/4
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp chopped(for garnish)
  • Lime juice: 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

for the Tempering

  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Channa dal: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli1 broken
  • Hing: A pinch
  • Curry leaves - A few


  1. Dry roast oats for a few minutes, until it becomes slightly hot to touch.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the rest of the ingredients for tempering and the turmeric.
  3. Then add finely chopped onions, peanuts, green chili, and ginger and saute until onions turn translucent.
  4. Add all the vegetables, salt and saute for a few more minutes, then add 3/4 cup of water and salt required.
  5. When the water starts boiling, lower the flame add the roasted oats, cover, and cook till done.
  6. Switch off and garnish with coriander.
  7. Serve hot with a dash of lime. You can also serve chutney with it.