Masala Oats

A healthy and delicious savory masala oats breakfast dish loaded with lots of vegetables and mild spices and healthy goodness.

After having two sweet dishes Quinoa porridge and the silken smoothie for breakfast it now turns to enjoy a savory protein packed breakfast dish for the third day of posting Protein Rich Dishes.

When we were in India, we’d tried the Quaker masala oats a couple of times for breakfast and liked it a lot. Ever since then after moving to Ireland I always make the home made version of the masala oats which is more healthy and without any preservative. Actually, the other reason is as we don’t get it here so have to make at home only.

These masala oats are super easy to make and a very filling breakfast dish to make on busy weekdays or just any other day when you are feeling too lazy to cook elaborate breakfast meals. As we are doing protein rich recipes, I knew I had to post this simple breakfast dish which was going nuts in the drafts since ages.

Actually, it kind of feels weird but I think I am getting kind of automatic subtheme based on course. The first three recipes are breakfast and who knows may be luckily I do get a course based subtheme with the rest of the recipes too, fingers crossing.

Here are some more recipes using Oats. Do look out if you like fiber and protein-rich oats for your breakfast.

Blogging Marathon#80 Week 2/Day 3
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Dish– Masala Oats
Protein Source– Oats, Peas, Green Beans

4.8 from 5 votes
Masala Oats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A healthy and delicious savory oats breakfast dish loaded with lots of vegetables and mild spices and healthy goodness.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspôon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, optional
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, optional
  1. Heat a saucepan and dry roast the oats for 5 minutes. Set them aside.

  2. Now heat olive oil in a pan and add ginger-garlic. Stir and add onions and cook until onions are slightly golden.

  3. Stir in carrots, peas, beans, and tomatoes and cook covered for 5 minutes.

  4. Open the lid, stir and add turmeric, cumin, coriander powder, salt, and garam masala powder. 

  5. Add in water and bring the water to boil. Once boiling add the roasted oats and cook covered for 5 minutes or until desired consistency.

  6. Remove from heat and serve warm drizzled with lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

If you like a thin bowl of savory porridge add more water.

Add as many types of vegetables as you want to.

Adjust the spices as per your taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 72.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.1g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47.6g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10.7g 43%
Sugars 7.7g
Protein 10.2g 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

16 comments on “Masala Oats”

  1. This masala oats is staple in my kitchen. We love it to bits

  2. Sowmya says:

    Masala oats is one of my favourites too. Love your homemade healthy and nutritious version. Awaiting the texts of your recipes eagerly!

  3. The pictures are stunning Sapana, never tried this way of making masala oats, sounds so filling!

  4. Gayathri says:

    What a colourful presentation. I have never tried the ready made masala oats, but I do make a version similar to this. And it is always better to make it at home for it to be healthy.

  5. Vaishali says:

    I have never made savoury version of oats , this one looks loaded with veggies and nutritional values . Perfect Protein Rich meal .

  6. Yummy lipsmacking masala oats. Taste bhi health bhi. 🙂 For the savory breakfast lovers like me, this is a perfect fit.

  7. Rajani says:

    Porridge / khichdi style is something on my to do list for a long time. that beautiful bowl you have presented us nudging me more to give it a try.

  8. PJ says:

    I make this almost similar method but use sambar powder for flavor. Nice pics Sapana

  9. One of our favourite breakfast especially while its too cold outside, easy to make i simply love this fantastic fibre rich dish.

  10. So creamy and delicious.. Usually Oats are very blank but I love this make over to the simple oats..

  11. Somehow I’ve not acquired a taste for masala porridge but whenever I’m in India I make it for my mother in law as she loves it. She doesn’t like the ready made packets so we tend to make it at home from scratch.I also add nuts as she loves them.

  12. Nalini says:

    Comforting and filling break fast option,sounds healthy.

  13. Lots of veggies makes it so interesting and healthy.

  14. Preeti says:

    Lovely oats recipe for breakfast… addition of veggies makes more healthy meal.

  15. Kalyani says:

    we make it similarly for oats upma – but I must make this version for the lil one -shes a big fan of savoury dishes with vegetables.

  16. ruchi indu says:

    I too often make this masala oats. Very healthy snack option.

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