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Oats Ven Pongal Recipe

Oats Pongal / Oats Ven Pongal / Oats Khara Pongal is a healthy & quick Indian style savory breakfast made with oats and lentils and seasoned with spices. 
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Indian Oats Recipes, Oats Breakfast Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup Instant Oats
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Black Peppercorns lightly crushed
  • 2 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 Cashews
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves


  • Pressure cook the rinsed moong dal with 1.5 cups of water for 3 whistles.
  • Lightly mash the cooked dal and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast the quick oats over a low-medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour 1 cup of water to the roasted oats and keep mixing and cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until oats are cooked.
  • Now add the cooked moong dal and salt and mix until well combined.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a pan for seasoning. Add cumin seeds, cashews, finely chopped ginger and finely chopped green chillies and roast until golden brown color.
  • Then add curry leaves, crushed pepper and hing and saute for a couple of seconds.
  • Turn off the flame and pour this seasoning over the cooked oats mixture.  
  • Mix well and serve hot with chutney or sambar.



Add more water while cooking the oats to get the thin consistency.
Adjust the pepper and green chillies according to your taste.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.6mg