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August 7, 2013


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instant oats pongal

Oats pongal is Sendhil's most favourite oats recipes.I  have been making this for long time but somehow i din’t post here. He says this is the best among all the oats recipes Smile. I make this at least once in a week. Sometimes i pack this  pongal for his breakfast when he leaves early from home.It stays soft for hours. As i make in pressure cooker, I would say this is the easiest and healthy one pot breakfast recipe.But make sure u add lesser salt than the usual quantity because oats needs lesser salt than rice,adding more makes the dish salty..
Oats-pongal FINAL

1 cup - 200ml
  • Oats – 1 cup ( i used horlicks oats)
  • Moong dal – 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Water – 2.5 –3 cups
To temper
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1.5 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (chop finely)
  • Green chilli – 1 no (slit)
  • Hing- 2 pinches
Ghee – 1 tsp ( to add in the end)

  • In a pressure cooker base , heat 2 tsp of oil and add the pepper corns. After it starts to splutter , add jeera ,green chillies ,ginger & curry leaves. Saute everything for a second .
  • Then add the moong dal and roast it for a minute.Keep the flame low to avoid burning of spices & dal..
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  • Add 2.5 –3 cups of water , Hing ,turmeric powder & salt. After it starts to boil,add the oats.Mix well and close the cooker with the lid.Cook it for 1 whistle in low flame..
  • Switch off the flame, Open the cooker after the steam is released.U’ll see a layer of water on top of pongal.
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  • Again switch on the flame & mix the pongal well till all the water is absorbed. Add a tsp of ghee and switch off the flame.
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Serve hot !!

  • U can make pongal in kadai too but u have to pressure cook the dal separately and add to the oats.I feel the above method easy for me to make everything in pressure cooker.
  • Please adjust the water quantity as per the consistency u need. I always add 1:3 oats & water ratio as my husband likes it mushy and wet.
  • Addition of turmeric powder is optional. I usually add it to differentiate between rice & oats pongal.. :)
oats pongal - spoon

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  1. I never cooked oats in pressure cooker! But...even rolled oats gets cooked in a few minutes, so I cook the dal separate and make the pongal. Shall try your version next time and see the difference! :)

    1. Try this version mahi.All the flavour gets incorporated into oats..Hope u'll like it.. :)

  2. wow u made tis in a pressure cooker looks awesome..

  3. This oats pongal looks so delicious and inviting. Have to try this sometime.

  4. Nice try....Looks yummy!!!!!



  5. I have thought of making pongal in oats.. Must try..

  6. So healthy n tempting clicks... Going to try this week

  7. so healthy and love the texture of it

  8. Until now I was making Idly only with oats...Will try this soon... tempting...

  9. Love the last shot n healthy pongal!!

  10. one of the most healthy recipe :) looks yummy and delicious dear :)

  11. Healthy oats pongal and i have never tried cooking oats in cooker..looks yummy

  12. Love this fibre rich pongal very much,my favourite.

  13. Tempting and flavorful,clicks are beautiful.

  14. loving this recipe dear...are rolled oats fine for this

    1. Hope so. As this is made in pressure cooker , rolled oats will be cooker well i guess :) Please let me know if u try.

  15. Hi,
    very tasty and healthy oats pongal. Thanks for your recipe.

  16. Hi

    Very tasty and healthy oats pongal, we like very much. Thanks for your recipe.

    Shekhar J


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