Friday, August 17, 2012

Oats Yogurt Porridge ~ Oats Thayir Saadam

How do you use Oats in your daily diet which is considered as healthful, nutritious, which also have cholesterol lowering properties, very fibrous and above all considered as great alternative for rice/rotis for people who are diabetic. Though we are not diabetic oats plays an important role in our day to day food, especially when it comes to dinner. There is one more reason(secret) behind my love for oats, it comes handy when I feel terribly lazy to roll Rotis in the evenings. Though we are Oat freaks, my hubby is not so fond of our normal Oats Milk Porridge, even if I mix n match with the addition of brown sugar, generous amount of his favorite nuts, fruits and many more in the name of adding flavor and taste. That is how I ended up making Oats Poha which is one of his favorite, to be more precise he like something with the blend of spices, more Indian than something bland.

And now since my parents are here and my mom don't eat rice at night, I'm always experimenting with oats, wheat flour, Quinoa, Raagi Flour and many more healthy alternative at nights. That is when my sister told me to try it with Yogurt/Curd which she tried once and liked. I was waiting for something new like this and end result of making it for the first time was an empty vessel which was relished by the whole family including my little teddies. I call it Oats Thayir Saadam/Yogurt Rice as they looks similar and the cooking process and taste resemble a lot. I believe may be because my little ones love Thayir Saadam they tend to love this Oats Porridge as well. So lemme stop blabbering and move on to this delicious and healthy oats recipe which is equally good for young and elderly people, Try it today and Enjoy with your loved ones !!!!!

Ingredients Used :- 

  1. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats - 1 Cup
  2. Water - 3 Cups(More if needed)
  3. Salt to taste(~ 1 tsp)
  4. Sour Yogurt/Curd - 1½ Cup(Add  ½ cup of water and dilute if the yogurt is very thick) 
  5. Cilantro/Coriander leaves chopped ~ 2tbsp
For Seasoning/Tempering:-
  1. Olive Oil/Oil - 2tbsp
  2. Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
  3. Jeera/Cumin - 1tsp
  4. Chopped Shallots - 1tbsp
  5. Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp(optional, I add if I'm not in a hurry)
  6. Green chilies chopped - 1 tsp(optional, add it if you need to increase some spice)
  7. Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  8. Peanut - 2tbsp
  9. Curry leaves few 
  10. Dry Red Chilies -4
Preparation Method:-
  • In a wide vessel cook oats with water and salt stirring continuously. Once they start to boil simmer the heat to medium and let it cook for another four to five minutes. Take off the stove and let the heat come down from boiling hot to bearable.
  • Beat the yogurt gently with a fork, just to remove the lumps. Pour it over the cooked oats and give it a gentle stir to blend well.
  • For tempering heat up another small pan, pour oil, add mustard seeds. When they start to sizzle simmer the heat to medium, add jeera/cumin and let it pop. Add chopped shallots, red chilies, urad dal, peanut, curry leaves and saute till shallots turn golden brown. Pour over the Porridge and mix well. 
  • Serve warm with pickle and pappads/fryums or just plain.


  1. This is really very healthy..will try it out.

  2. Healthy, loved this savory change to the usual sweet porridge impression.

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww very yummy Sure will try for it :)

  4. Nice one. Looks so creamy n new one to the regulars

  5. Very nutritious and tasty........

  6. Never tried this with olive oil seasoning, must be very good.

  7. Love the twist,looks yummy dear.

  8. lovely one and healthy since i love yogurt and oats will sure try this one.... thanks for the recipe dear :D good one

  9. healthy and delicious.. It is in my draft too..

  10. healthy and yummy.. i wanted to try more oats based recipes.. bookmarking :)

  11. Nice recipe. Would surely try it your way.
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  12. i know mostly desis don't like oats because of its bland taste :)This sounds cool !

  13. ooh I might give this a try as we are a family who loves oats too..and I need a variety than the usual milk porridge or granola!

  14. Healty porridge looks beautiful

  15. This looks very similar to the semolina porridge I make for us and my son loves it...adding oats is a very healthy choice.
    Enthanu Onathinu plan? :)


  16. My hus says...You are making me eat hay...when Igive him oats...This preparation looks deilicious..

  17. I just this idea of making oats with yogurt.. the best way to have oats in your daily diet.. going to make this soon

  18. What a great way to enjoy oats! Love how you made this porridge!

  19. i am yet to try this. will make it soon. looks nice

  20. wow... Delicious..

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  21. I never tried Oat, This looks heavenly delicious.


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