Oats Upma

India

SERVES 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil

  • 1 green chili, seeded & minced

  • 1 large red onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped

  • 20 green beans, finely chopped

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups cold water

  • 2 cups quick oats

  • cup frozen peas

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (about ½ lemon)

  • 1 cup cilantro

  • ½ tsp grated ginger

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 10 curry leaves (optional)*

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add spices, salt, curry leaves, chili, onion, carrot, and green beans. Sauté until onions are soft (about 5 minutes.)

  2. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté another 30 seconds.

  3. Add 4 cups of cold water. Cover pot and bring to a boil.

  4. Remove lid and stir in oats and peas. Turn off heat, cover, and allow to rest about 2-3 minutes until liquid absorbs.

  5. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.

  6. Serve warm with yogurt. Enjoy!

* Look for curry leaves at your local Indian grocery store!

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