Monday, January 18, 2021

Masala Oats

Oats are my favorite grain. And for many days I would try to have oats as my choice. Particularly, this masala oats is my family favorite. Not everyday, I would prefer trio have a sweet version of oatmeal. This recipe is my go to breakfast, brunch or sometimes dinner. Sometimes, for dinner I make this when I crave for a hot savory bowl of comfort. This can be made in under 30 minutes. Serve with a bowl of yogurt, if preferred.

Jolene Martinelli of  Jolene’s Recipe Journal and the Festive Foodies Group are hosting the event #NationalOatmealMonth as January is National Oatmeal Month, and this recipe of mine is linked to that! Thanks, Jolene!


Serves 4

Steel cut oats - 1.5 cups

Water - 2 cups, plus 2 tbsp

Potato - 1/2 cup, diced

Carrots - 1/2 cup diced

Beans - 1.2 cup, diced

Peas - 1/2 cup

Garam masala - 3/4 tsp

Salt - 1.25 tsp

Cayenne - 1/4 tsp

Thai chili - 1, slit

Ginger - 1/2 tsp, chopped fine

Onions - 1/2 cup, Diced

Oil - 1 or 2 tbsp

Cumin - 1/2 tsp

Fennel - 1/2 tsp

Red chillies - 2, torn

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp

Curry leaf - 1 sprig

Cilantro 1-2 tbsp chopped

Mint - 1 tbsp, chopped


In a non-stick pan heat oil Add the red chillies, mustard, cumin, curry leaf, green chili, asafetida, and fennel seeds. Add the onion, beans, carrots, and potato, Sauté for 2 minutes. Sprinkle a couple of tbsp water and sauté for another 3 minutes till all vegetables are cooked. Add in the tomatoes, continue cooking for couple of minutes.

Add the frozen peas, corn, salt, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, and oats. Sauté for a minute. Add the water and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Stir in chopped mint. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and leave it for 3-5 minutes to fluff up.

Serve in individual bowls, garnish with cilantro. Serve.

Here are quick links for the recipes we shared today for National Oatmeal Month. Make sure to check these and try them.

Blueberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal Kate's Recipe Box

Overnight Maple Oatmeal Jolene’s Recipe Journal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Cheese Curd In Paradise

Low Carb Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Palatable Pastime

Masala Oats Magical Ingredients (You are here!)

Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Sour Cream & Raisin Oatmeal Squares Savory Moments

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Kathryn's Kitchen Blog

Chocolate Chip Pecan Granola Bars Family Around the Table

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Oatmeal Kiss Cookies A Little Fish in the Kitchen

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bars Making Miracles

Overnight Slow Cooker Ice Cream Oatmeal The Spiffy Cookie

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins A Day in the LIfe on the Farm

Lavender Blueberry Chia Seed Oatmeal Our Sutton Place


  1. I love this savory spin on oats, it's so colorful too!

  2. What a fabulous, cozy savory oatmeal recipe!!

  3. This is so unusual to me and sounds like a very tasty and interesting side dish. I'll have to give this one a try!

  4. I love that you made savory oats! These look so flavorful and delicious!

  5. What an interesting take on oats! love these flavors.

  6. Wow, these masala oats look delicious! I've wanting to try some savory oats, this is a fantastic recipe to get me started! Thank you for sharing the recipe! 😍

  7. I love the savory version of oats and all of the spices you used, sounds great!

  8. These sound so interesting and tasty. I've had oats in soup but not other savory dishes.

  9. I love all of these flavors and I love the idea of a savory oat meal! Yum!