Masala Oats !!!!


Indian tastes are always inspired by the tempered spices ! 

On this day I used 

  • 2 cups cooked steel cut oats ( cooked pilaf style )
  • 1/4 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida 
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric fresh, chopped ( powder is just fine )
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger fresh chopped
  • 6-8 curry leaves
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • Salt to taste 
  • 3 tablespoons oil or fat of your choice
  • 2-3 jalapeños ( optional)

  1. Cook steel cut oats . I cooked this pilaf style , using the ratio 1:2 oats : water or stock.
  2. Heat oil in a suitable size pan. Add the whole spices( mustard, fenugreek, cumin). Toast  a minute or less till light golden. Add peanuts. Toast 5-6 minutes till cooked. Keep heat medium low.
  3. Add asafetida , curry leaves. Cook a minute. Add raisins and chopped ginger and turmeric and jalapeños . 
  4. Add the cooked oats. Stir to mix thoroughly. Season with salt. Add the lime juice and chopped cilantro.


  • This is an intuitive recipe . Cooked by balancing tastes and ingredients on hand. You can customize it to your liking.

Enjoy! May your day be spiced with love .


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