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How to make Oats Pongal

Oats Pongal is a tasty recipe for people who have diabetics. I am not a big fan of Oats, but my hubby is. I make Oats Curd Rice often as it is similar to Curd Rice. When my parents came here for my second delivery, I made this dish for my father and hubby. Both of them loved it. Oats Pongal will taste good when eaten hot. My friends have tried this recipe and liked it a lot. Oats Pongal is simple and easy to make.

How to make Oats Pongal

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Serves: 4 persons
Recipe Category: Snack
Recipe Cuisine: Indian

How to make Oats Pongal


Oats – 1 cup (I used Quaker quick cook)
Moong dal (paasi paruppu) – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – as desired

To Season

Ghee/oil – 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds (seeragam) – 2.5 to 3 teaspoons
Peppercorns or pepper powder (milagu thool) – 1 teaspoon
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Green chillies – 2 numbers
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Cashew nuts – 10 numbers

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Pressure cook moong dal using 1.5 cups of water for 4 to 5 whistles or until it becomes mushy.

How to make Oats Pongal

2. Dry fry oats for 2 to 3 minutes in a wide pan. Oats will turn light brown in color. Transfer the oats to a bowl.

How to make Oats Pongal

3.  In a wide-bottomed pan, boil half cup of water and then add the fried oats. Boil the oats well for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to make Oats Pongal

4. Add the cooked moong dal and mix well. Now add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well again, and cook until you get a porridge (semi-thick) consistency.

How to make Oats Pongal

5. In a small pan, heat Ghee and add cumin seeds, peppercorns or pepper powder, finely grated ginger, green chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves, and cashew nuts in an order. Then add the seasoning to the cooked oats+moong dal mixture and give a quick stir.

How to make Oats Pongal

Now, Oats Pongal is ready!

Serve hot with a drizzle of Ghee on top, and eat it along with Hotel Style Coconut Chutney and Tiffin Sambar.

How to make Oats Pongal


  • You can vegetables like carrot, peas and corn.
  • Whole black pepper can be used instead of crushed pepper.
  • You can use oil instead of Ghee but Ghee gives a very good flavor.

Palak Masala Pongal

Palak Brinjal Pongal

Palak Masala Pongal

A pongal with a twist - A flavorful combination of palak, brinjal, and dal!
I have tasted this pongal in my friend’s house. I wanted to try it out at home. She gave me the recipe and said the recipe is present in Chef Mallika Badrinath’s book. I tried it out, and it was very delicious.
The kids will like this pongal very much because of its subtle flavor. I have not tasted any greens pongal like this before. Absolutely, delicious pongal. Thank you Chef! If you have not tasted it before, try it out. You will definitely like it.

Rice – 1 cup

Yellow moong dal – 1/4 cup

Spinach – 2 bunches

Slitted green chillies – 4 to 7 nos.

Chopped onion – 2 nos.

Chopped tomato – 2 nos.

Chopped brinjal – 2 or 3 nos.

Grated ginger – 1/2 inch pieces

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Ghee – 3 tablespoons

Cumin seeds (seeragam) – 1 teaspoon

Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoons

Curry leaves – 10 to 12 nos.

Salt – as desired


1. In a pan, dry fry rice and Yellow moong dal until it becomes slightly brown.

2. In a cooker, heat oil. Add green chillies, onion and fry until they become translucent. Add brinjal and tomato. Fry well and then add spinach.

3. When spinach has boiled well, add grated ginger, garam masala powder, and salt. Add 4 to 5 cups of water.

4. When water boils well, add rice and Yellow moong dal. Boil for 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, fry cumin seeds, cashew nuts, and curry leaves in Ghee. Add the fried cumin seeds, cashew nuts and curry leaves to the pongal. Garnish the pongal with the remaining Ghee.

Now, Palak Masala Pongal is ready!!!

Serve: Chutney (Side Dishes For Dosa & Idly), Sambar (KUZHAMBU, SAMBAR & RASAM)