Oats Pongal - 7 reasons why you must have it

Oats claims to provide the 7 below benefits :

At first, its 100% wholegrain
It gives us the energy that keeps us going for long without feeling tired or hungry
It contains beta glucan fibre that helps reduce cholestrol
It also reduces the risk of high BP
Its a rich source of dietary fibre
It helps us to reduce and maintain weight
Finally, its a good source of protein.

Since, it provides so many benefits, we must try to include it in our daily diet. However, we being Indians, we need our daily dose of spices and salt. We cannot eat everything sweet and cold.

Pongal is another great way to prepare and consume oats. Replace the rice with oats and a healthy meal is ready.

However, try to consume it immediately. I prepared some in the morning. The one which I had immediate definitely tastes yummier than what I packed in tiffin for lunch.

What You Need:

3/4th cup oats
1/4th cup moong dal
1 cup milk + 2 cup water
salt to taste (about 1 tsp)

2 tbsp ghee
handful of cashew nuts
10-12 curry leaves
8-9 whole black pepper corn
1 tbsp cumin seeds

Steps To Make:

Dry roast moong dal and oats till dal turns light brown in color.
Wash and pressure cook with milk , water and salt for 4 whistles on high flame.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashew nuts and fry till it turns golden brown.
Remove and keep aside.
Add whole black pepper corn, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Add cooked dal + rice mix to the pan.
Add cashew nuts and mix.
Serve hot.


  1. Completely agree with u .. We love to have spices in our food !!! Lovely recipe