Saturday, 23 May 2015

Healthy Oats Porridge with Carrots and Green Peas

Healthy and tasty breakfast porridge with Oats , carrots and Green peas. Hint of cumin, ginger and garlic adds a nice flavor to the porridge. Top it off with grated parmesan cheese and onion greens and serve hot. Delicious and nutritious breakfast that keeps you filling and satisfied.  I find Carrots and green peas easy to cook and also , my kids favourite veggies. However, You can add your favourite veggies. 



  • 1/2 Cup quick cooking Oats ( I used Quakers)
  • 1 Teaspoon vegetable oil
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Carrot chopped finely
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Green Peas ( Thaw if frozen)
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder / red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to top ( optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon spring onion greens for garnish 


1. In a pan / wok on medium heat, dry roast oats quickly for a minute stirring continuously until you smell fantastic aroma of oats. Remove Oats from pan and transfer it to a bowl and set aside
2. In the same pan, add oil. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add chopped ginger and garlic and fry until garlic turns light golden ( about 45 seconds)
3. Then add carrots, green peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and give it a nice stir
4. Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock and season with a big pinch of salt. Make sure to check salt before adding more salt. Since we are adding veg stock, you might need very less salt
5. Cook the vegetable for 8 minutes until they are cooked through
6. Add 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil
7. Then add oats and keep stirring while you are adding oats
8. Let the oats cook for 2 to 3  minutes and let the porridge thicken to the required consistency
9. Add chopped spring onion greens and top it with grated parmesan cheese
10. Serve hot immediately.

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