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Masala oats | How to make Indian style spicy masala oats

Masala oats is a mildly spiced Indian style oatmeal recipe prepared with no oil and lots of crunchy vegetables and masalas.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Global, Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 140 kcal


  • Large sauce pan
  • Ladle



  • 1 cup rolled oats or instant oats
  • 3 cups water approx.

Chopped vegetables:

  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 2 tbsp tomato
  • ¼ cup carrot
  • ¼ cup corn kernel
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves

Masala powders:

  • ½ tsp chilli powder as per taste
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 pinch garam masala
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt as per taste



  • Clean and chop all the vegetables you want to use.
  • I used onion, tomato, carrot, corn kernels and green peas. Some coriander (cilantro) leaves for freshness.
  • You can use beans, green onions, finely chopped cauliflower or broccoli and capsicum as per your choice. Make sure not to overload with vegetables.


  • Take a large pan and add a cup of oats in it.
  • Add two cups of water and mix well.
  • Cook the oats in medium heat for around ten minutes. Cover the pan with a lid and stir in-between once or twice.
  • Rolled oats took ten minutes to get cooked. If you are using instant oats then reduce the cooking time to five minutes as per the manufacturer says.
  • Use proper size pan as the cooking oats may tend to bubble and create extra froth.
  • Oats when cooked to the 3/4th stage, open the lid and add a cup of water to adjust the consistency of the masala oats.
  • Mix with a ladle and add fine chop ginger and garlic.
  • Add onion, tomato and all the vegetables one by one.
  • Now add the chilli powder (1/2 tsp) as per taste and cumin powder (1/4tsp).
  • Mix the veggies and masalas with the oats.
  • Cover with the lid and cook for five more minutes.
  • Now add a pinch of garam masala and salt as taste(1/2 tsp).
  • Add a tbsp of coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Let the spicy masala oats come to a boil. Switch off and serve warm.



1) Adjust the quantities of chilli powder and pepper powder as per your taste. You can use red chilli flakes in place of chilli powder.
2) If you want to have mushy vegetables in your oats add the veggies at the initial stage of cooking oats.


Calories: 140kcal
Keyword Easy breakfast recipes, Healthy breakfast recipes, Indian style masala oats, Masala oats, Oat meal with salt and vegetables, Oats with vegetables, Saffola masala oats recipe, Spicy oats
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