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Sadia Hussain

Nov 27, 2018

Savory Oats Recipe

Have you ever tried savory oats? Since oats take on the flavor of anything you cook them with or top them with, they make for a tasty savory or sweet meal.

Not only is this a wholesome vegetarian dish but it's gluten free too! I eat this for lunch or dinner and it's one of my favorite comfort foods.

This is definitely not one of those dishes that you should make for a party but rather, a dish to make a part of  your repertoire of healthy, simple and quick recipes.  The kind of dish you want to eat curled up on the sofa after a long day 😉

Savory Oats Recipe

Sadia Hussain




30 Minutes


  • Cooking oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder or to taste

  • 1 cup oats

  • 3 cups water or more if needed

For the Garnish

  • Lemon

  • Ginger, finely slivered

  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 green chili, chopped


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil and sauté onions until light brown.

  2. Add garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and red chili powder to the onions and sauté for a few minutes.

  3. Add oats and 3 cups water and simmer on low heat until the oats creamy. You may need to add a little more water.

  4. Garnish and serve hot.

Tips and Bits

Sauté onions slowly until caramelized and brown or they will burn and your dish will taste bitter. You can grind the brown onions if you like.

This tastes good sprinkled with chaat masala.

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