Sunday, May 29, 2011

Oats Chicken Masala

It is a perfect ‘One Pot Meal’ for dinner. If cooked Chicken is ready in the refrigerator, it will take just 10 minutes to prepare.


  • 2 cups Quaker Oats -‘Old Fashioned
  • ½ pound chicken with bones cut in small pieces
  • 1 small Onion chopped finely
  • 2 Green Chilies chopped finely
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ cup tomato chopped fine
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped fine
  • 3-4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • ¼ cup fried Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice


  • Heat Oil in a pan; add chopped Onion, and chopped Green Chilies; fry until the Onions start to look transparent. Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry till rawness has gone. Now add chopped Tomato, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder and Salt; fry till Tomatoes become soft and mushy, and Oil is separated out.
  • Add Chicken pieces and cook on medium heat until Chicken is tender.
  • Now add fried Onions and Oats to the pan and mix well all the ingredients with a spatula. Just fry for 2-3 minutes and then add 3 cups of water. Add little more water if you like soft Oats.
  • Cook covered on very low heat for 4-5 minutes or till the Oats turn soft.
  • Mix in Lemon Juice and half of the chopped Coriander Leaves.
  • Spoon out in a serving dish, garnish with Coriander Leaves and few fried onions.
  • Serve hot.

Do You Know?

Oats (naturally gluten free) can be contaminated with gluten in the fields itself, when oats are grown side-by-side with fields of wheat. And contamination can vary widely between batches of processed oats i.e. even oats grown and processed in the same place. So one box of conventional oats may be safe for one gluten-intolerant person, but then the next box might give them a terrible reaction. It's best to completely avoid conventionally grown and processed oats when cooking for a gluten-free individual.


Irfan said...

Great was delicious thank you.But please indicate number of persons to be serve.

Nidhi Raizada said...

thanks Irfan....I make one cup Oats for one boy or man, and half cup Oats for one girl or lady.....I will be posting recipes of Oats cutlets and kebabs also, please try them and let me know.

Kavita Chate - Raut said...

This looks so tasty and wholesome! Nice recipe. I'm going to make it like this!

Juvitta said...

It is a nice way to start for a person who hates oats.