Vegetable oats khichdi recipe – healthy breakfast recipes – oats recipes

Vegetable oats khichdi is another healthy oats recipe made from vegetables, oats and mild spices. This khichdi is little different from the masala dal khichdi or moong dal khichdi which we make at home normally.  But taste wise,  both are equally delicious and nutritious.  It can be prepared quickly and with minimum efforts and ideal for those who have to fix a quick meal.  Vegetable oats khichdi is a wholesome meal in itself and can be had either during lunch or dinner time.  You can make this khichdi even without adding spices, but here I have added little garam masala to make it more delicious and tasty. But you can skip adding it.  Oats khichdi is very light on stomach and helps to soothe an upset stomach.  It is  healthy too because of all the vegetables added to it.  Do give this healthy oats khichdi a try from the normal khichdi.  I am sure both elders and kids would love this dish !!

Other oats recipes which you can try from my blog:

Oats dosa

Oats upma

Oats ladoo

Oats poha

Oats idli

Oats spiced buttermilk

Oats adai or oats and lentils pancake


Prep Time : 15  mins

Cook Time :  15 mins

Servings :  2-3 persons


Oats – 1 cup

Yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Ghee or oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Curry leaves – 10

Onions – 1 (chopped finely)

Tomatoes -1 (chopped finely)

Capsicum – 1 (chopped finely)

Avarekalu or hyacinth beans – 2 tablespoons (optional)

Green peas – 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala  – 1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste


Wash and soak the moong dal with enough water for 15 to 20 minutes.  Drain the water and keep it aside.  Heat ghee/oil on a medium flame, in a small pressure cooker.  Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.  Once the seeds stop spluttering, add cumin seeds and saute till light brown.  Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and stir fry for a minute.


Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions and cook till the onions become translucent and the raw smell of ginger-garlic goes away.  Add chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes become little soft.


Add chopped capsicum, green peas, avarekalu (flat beans/hyacinth beans) and mix well.  Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.  Combine together.


Add soaked moong dal, oats and salt. Saute all the ingredients for 2 minutes on low flame.


Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups of water and stir well.  Cover the pressure cooker with its lid and pressure cook on a medium flame, for upto  3 whistles.


Once the pressure goes off and gets cooled down a bit, open the lid and add a teaspoon of ghee and mix well.


Serve vegetable oats khichdi hot or warm garnished with ghee and accompanied with pickle or papad or as it is.



If you want little less mushy, adjust water accordingly.  I added 4 cups of water and it worked fine for me.

Add your own choice of veggies like carrots, sprouts, green beans or cauliflower.

Since avarekalu or hyacinth beans is available in plenty during winter season in Karnataka, I added it.  But you can skip if it not available for you.

Soaking the moong dal helps to cook the khichdi faster.

2 Responses to Vegetable oats khichdi recipe – healthy breakfast recipes – oats recipes

  1. says:

    The colour of the khicdi is awesome brownish wht hv u added to maintain this colour?

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