Masala Oats Breakfast Recipe | Spicy Oats Tofu Porridge | Healthy Diabetic Friendly Breakfast

Monday Morning and the day seems long for me all because I woke up a bit early ;-) hope your weekend was good, mine was super busy with the husband at home and this weekend was pretty much cooking and eating. So today I am all sluggish and wanted to go for light meals, I often make this Spicy Oats porridge and since one of my reader requested for this recipe I thought of sharing it here, I made the same for this morning's breakfast. I find lot of commercial masala oats packets in food shelves these days, trust me they cannot be as good as homemade ones. Oats has been a long long ago ingredient as far as I am concerned, ever since I can remember Amma used to make oats porridge at home. But as the years have passed I have learnt to spice it a bit and added more vegetables to make it more appetising to eat.

Oats is low in GI (Glycemic Index) which means its great for those who have diabetes and PCOS. A great filling breakfast/ dinner with oats is said to reduce bad cholesterol  improve digestion and control blood pressure. One other thing is that never have more than 2-3 tbsp of oats per meal the quantity also matters if you are looking at oats as a diet food. Adding lots of fresh vegetables to this porridge make it really filling at the same time balance in fibre and I have also added tofu for a bit of protein to make this a complete fulfilling meal.


Recipe Source ~ Own
Prep & cook time ~ under 15 mins
Serves ~ 2 small bowls


Oats (quick oats) - 4 tbsp
Water - 3/4'th cup
Vegetables - 1/2 cup (I used carrots, beans, peas)
Tofu - 2 tbsp (optional, but recommended)
Curd - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Olive oil - 2 tsp

  • In a non stick pan dry roast oats for a minute until you get a fragrant smell
  • In the same pan heat oil add onions and saute until transparent  Add the chopped vegetables except tofu and salt saute until it gets half cooked in medium to low flame
  • Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and curd, mix well. Now add the oats and mix well and add boiling water, tofu and let it boil for 1 minute
Serve hot 

Cooks Wisdom

- You can skip tofu if you dont have. Add your preferred vegetables in this porridge or you can just make it plain by adding onions and tomato
- This spicy oats id mild in flavour your can heat it up with green chilli or also by adding some chopped garlic
- Dry roasting oats makes the oats cook faster
- For a vegan option skip curd


  1. This sure looks yummy and healthy!!

  2. I was thinking of trying something like this.Sounds so good.

  3. Looks very yumm and healthy doll...

  4. I didn't even know such a thing existed...grt gal...u r so good in experimenting the breakfast items :)

  5. I've tried the commercial 1s but never liked it...this looks so yum... shud try sometime 4 sure...

  6. Delicious and healthy looking preparation.

  7. Thats wonderful to learn an another healthy dish na..WOnderful breakfast.

  8. Healthy way to start a day.. Yum..

  9. Such a healthy breakfast.. Looks colorful and delicious too..

  10. am linking this to my dad is a big fan of saffola masala oats and now my mom cannot excuse about recipe and buying again

  11. healthy and delicious recipe priya :)love to give a try.

  12. thats an super healthy and delicious oats dear :) wud love to finish the bowl !! you are tempting me badly .. now parcel me some leftover plz priya :P

  13. Looks so delicious, like the addition of tofu..

  14. I saw masals oats instant packets this time I went to India. I come back and u have actually make it from scratch. I'm gonna try it dear.

  15. What a lovely and quick recipe. Never tried cooking oats with vegetables and masala. Thanks for sharing

  16. My mom's fav.. She makes this quite often !

  17. such a healthy & filling breakfast, i do a similar savory version but the addition of Tofu make it wholesome n filling na...thanks for this wonderful recipe dear..gonna try it soon and let you know!

  18. Was desperately searching an Indian version of oats n im so happy I landed here.

  19. Was desperately searching for a indian version of oats n i'm glad I landed here:)

  20. Thnq so much for posting this wonderful recipe... I cooked it...and it was so delicious thnx allot


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