oat pongal

Oats Pongal

This pongal made with Oats goes well with with Brinjal Gothsu or with any chutney.

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Oats Pongal

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Recipe by S Kamala
Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This pongal made with Oats goes well with with Brinjal Gosthu or with any chutney.


  • Oats – 1 cup

  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • Asafoetida Powder – two pinches

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

  • For seasoning:
  • Ghee – 1 to 2 teaspoons

  • Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green Chilli – 1

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Cashew nuts – few (Optional)


  • Remove the skin from the ginger and chop finely.
  • Slit the green chilli into two.
  • Crush the pepper and jeera coarsely.
  • In a dry pan add oats and fry it just hot enough to touch. Remove it from the pan.
  • In the same pan add the dhal and fry just for few seconds.
  • Add both oats and dhal in a pressure cooker. Add chopped ginger, asafoetida powder, salt and three cups of water.
  • Close with lid and pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles. Allow to cool. Then open the cooker and mix it well.
  • In a small pan add the ghee and when it is hot, add cashew nuts, slit green chilli, curry leaves and pepper, jeera powder and pour it over the pongal. Mix it once again thoroughly.


  1. சாருஸ்ரீராஜ்

    mouth watering..

  2. Thank you சாருஸ்ரீராஜ். It is healthy too.

  3. Thank you Kalpana Sareesh.

  4. Looks very nice, never tried pongal with oats.. will try for sure 🙂

  5. Hi Chitra,

    Thank you. Pl try and let me know your feed back.

  6. Shoba Shrinivasan

    Hi Kamala,

    Nice post…I am always experimenting with Oats and Cracked Wheat. You can check my blog too!!! Its nice when you can have pongal without the guilt of eating rice…


  7. Sweet Artichoke

    Healthy, creamy and tasty! Can I have a bowl right now? Oats is such a nice ingredient!

  8. Hi
    U have a nice blog with so many good recipes

  9. Hi Deeksha,

    Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your comments.

  10. Hi Sweet Artichoke,

    Thank you for your nice comments. It is not only healthy and tasty, quick to cook also.

  11. Hi Shoba Shrinivasan,

    You have a wonderful blog, especially the photos. As you rightly said, instead of rice, we can try so many dishes with other grains too.

  12. iyengar girl

    Hi Kamala,

    I tried the it , it came out fine … but was a little gummy when we ate it .. any suggestions ??

  13. Hi,

    Naturally Oats Pongal have the gummy texture, but if you eat it hot, you won't feel that much.

  14. iyengar girl

    ok will try thanks 🙂

  15. iyengar girl

    oh will try that .. thank you.I am a daily visitor to your blog so you might keep seeing my comments 🙂 …

  16. My wife made this today for breakfast..and I just kept eating and praising…

  17. Thank you for this receipe

  18. Bhagyalakshmi

    Dear Madam,

    How are you ? I Hope you are fine.

    First of all, I would thank you, for sending
    a tasty receipes. I have tried this receipe
    and has come out with a great taste.

    Madam, if you know the receipes / tips for

    Diabetic, kindly send us the same.

    Also tell us, whether you have brought any

    Books to the market.

    Yours sincerely


    • Thank you for writing Bhagyalakshmi. For diabetic, you can see my posts for “Wheat Rawa Upma”, “Wheat Dosa” and other ragi recipes. Will post more shortly. By the way, I have not brought any book.

  19. jayashree

    excellent recipes I always open your website and try out many things also refer to my circle about your receipes. very nice thanks for all your efforts

  20. Oats pongal absolutely delicious.. Thank you so much.. Keep them coming 🙂

  21. hi ms Kamala,

    is it green gram dhal is pachai pasi paruppu in tamil.

  22. Hi Kamala,

    This is the first time I am visiting your site. Nice and healthy south indian receipes.

  23. Dear Mam,
    Is that no need to soak green gram and oats for evenn a few mins?

  24. I visited your website for the first time and I am really impressed with the recipes . Simply super I will be a regular visitor to ur website. Thank u for sharing I always open your website and try out many things also refer to my circle about your receipes.

  25. Winner Winner Oats Pongal Dinner!!
    No rice, so this is a blessing for anyone with diabetes. Next, Oats helps you fight Cholesterol- another blessing for anyone who has high cholesterol. My wife and I felt the oats pongal tasted no different than one made with rice. Great recipe!!
    Thank you!

  26. me to like kamalas recipes

  27. kamala mam i want to see ur photos can u?

  28. Hi Kamala,

    Love your recipe.
    It’s easy to cook, had a traditional touch, stomach filling and overall a healthy one.

    I have got a big bag of oats which is untouched for last 2 months (as got bored with the plain oats flavor) and your recipe is the good fit indulging both healthy components and Traditional approach.


  29. hi
    can u pls tel me d quantity of water used to cook oats and dal ?

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