Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oats Ka Namkeen Dalia (Oats Porridge)

This is almost an instant food. The bland oatmeal is transformed into a spicy, great tasting, healthy breakfast.

I prefer ‘old fashioned’ oats because these are quick to prepare.


  • 1 cup Quaker Oats (‘Old Fashioned’)
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chili finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2-3 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard Seeds. Once the Mustard Seeds splutter, add chopped Onion, Curry Leaves and chopped Green Chilies; fry until the Onions start to look a little transparent.
  • Add Oats to the pan and mix well all the ingredients with a spatula and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add 2 cups of water and lemon juice.
  • Cook covered on very low heat for 4-5 minutes or till the Oats turn soft.
  • Mix in half of the chopped Coriander Leaves.
  • Spoon out in a serving dish and garnish with remaining Coriander Leaves.
  • Serve hot.

Note: The amount of liquid needed for porridge depends on two things:

  1. The oats that you use and the amount of liquid that they absorb.
  2. Your preferred consistency for porridge i.e. runny or smooth

Do You Know?

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Anonymous said...

Good Instant food...just it took 10 minutes...thanks.

Nidhi Raizada said...

thanks for the appreciation....

Priya said...

Thats a delicious,healthy and filling porridge..

Nidhi Raizada said...

thanks Priya.....

Riya Sharma said...

Thanks mam for this Namkeen Dalia

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Khushboo Goyal said...

Namkeen Daliya, i ate it in my childhood. Thanks for the remember of childhood memory...!!


radha abhishek said...

Quick recipe..but when I tried mine one got clumped and turned lacy kind..I used kellogs healthy oats..:-(

Bhoomija Mishra said...

Thanks for the recipe