Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vegetable Fried Oats

You won’t believe how good it tastes. Just by adding colorful crunchy vegetables, the bland oatmeal is transformed into a spicy, flavorful, feed me more kind of Fried Oats.


  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup diced Bell Peppers (Green, Red and Yellow)
  • ¼ cup Onions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Green Peas
  • ¼ cup diced Tomato (fresh and hard)
  • 2-3 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Sauce
  • 4-5 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder


  • Prepare Oats: Take a non- stick pan and dry roast the oats (without oil) till they leave their whitishness and turn little brownish. Take them out in a big bowl, add 1 cup of water, pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Cook in Microwave for two minutes. Allow them to cool for 5-6 minutes. Fluff cooked Oats carefully with a fork so that flakes are separated to some extent.
  • Prepare Vegetables: Heat oil in a wok or large pan, add chopped vegetables. Stir fry on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes. Take care that vegetables are not overdone, they should be crisp.
  • Add the cooked Oats, salt and pepper powder; mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium high heat, stirring frequently, separating grains of Oats. Stir in Red Chili Sauce.
  • Spoon out in a serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Do You Know?

With a low glycemic index oatmeal is assimilated slowly, keeping sugar levels stable. The American Diabetes Association recommends a daily fiber intake of 20 - 35 grams. One cup of cooked oatmeal supplies 4 grams.