I do not like eating oats in their classic format.. This is my experiment towards preparing non-rice healthy recipes for breakfast.
Advantages of OatMeal as per Wiki:
Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol
food with a lot of oat bran or rolled oats can carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease, when combined with a low-fat diet
Heps stabilizing glucose levels in blood
Oats – 1 cup
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Green chillis – 3 – 5 slit
Ginger – ½” piece
Coriander leaves for garnish
Cashew roasted in ghee – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – ½ lemon squeezed
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Bengal gram – 1 tsp
Hing – 1 pinch
Red chillis – 2
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Roast the oats in the pan for about 3 – 4 mins (till white color goes off).
Take it off the flame and keep it aside.
In the pan heat oil, add mustard seeds when the splutter add the Bengal grams, red chillis, curry leaves and hing.
Add the ginger and green chillis.
Fry for 1 min
Add the chopped onions and continue frying till onion becomes pink.
Add 1.5 cups of water to the pan and bring it to boil.
Add oats, reduce flame and cook covered till water is completely absorbed.
Add the cashew and mix well.
Sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with sauce or pickle.
P.S: I usually add chopped carrots and peas to the upma.