Oats Khichdi recipe | Vegetable Oats Pongal

Oats khichdi / Steel cut oats recipe | Oats Pongal with vegetables / oats pongal recipe
Pongal / khichdi is one of the healthiest foods. Perfect blend of carbohydrates. Proteins, and all important nutrients. Usually the pongal is prepared with rice and moong dal, in this recipe I prepared the dish with Steel Cut Oats and moong dal along with vegetables;es such as beans, carrots, peas, capsicum and onion. Healthy, quick and tasty breakfast or lunch or dinner for working mothers as well.

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Oats Khichdi recipe | Vegetable Oats Pongal

Please watch the video for detailed instructions to make Vegetable oats khichdi
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • ¾ cup steel cut oats
  • 3 to 3.5 cup 1.5 cup water for cooking the dal water and remaining for cooking the oats

Cooking Moong Dal:

  • 1/2 cup split green gram/ moong dal
  • ½ tsp oil
  • tsp ¼turmeric powder

For making the Pongal:

  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 4 green chillies split or chopped
  • pinch of hing
  • Few curry leaves
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • cup ¼fresh coconut
  • 1 tsp ¼salt or salt to taste

Around ¼ to ½ cup of Finely chopped following vegetables-

  • Green beans
  • carrots
  • red or green capsicum
  • frozen or fresh peas each


  • I am using this steel cut oats
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  • Wash and pressure cook the dal with 1.5 cup water along with 1/2 tsp oil and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder on medium high heat.
  • Dry roast the oats on medium heat for a minute and transfer it to a plate
  • Keep the pan back on the stove and add oil. To the hot oil add mustard seeds, after it sputters add jeera, fry it for a few seconds. Then add green chillies, once it turns white add pepper powder, curry leaves, chopped onion and a little salt. Keep stirring while adding the ingredients
  • Fry it for 1/2 minute, add vegetables, stir it, cover it and cook this for a minute
  • Now add roasted oats
  • Add remaining water, and salt, mix it well cover it and let the vegetables and oats cook
  • After 5 minutes, to this cooked oats and vegetables add cooked dal, mix it well
  • and coconut, reduce the heat and cook it uncovered for a minute or 2
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat