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A simple South Indian breakfast recipe- Savory Yogurt Oats

Curd oats is a savoury variation which has the tangy taste form yogurt and the flavour of an aromatic seasoning. Kids and adults will surely enjoy this curd oat. 

Savory Yogurt Oats

Savory Yogurt Oats

Preparation time: negligible
Cooking time:
5 minutes


  • Rolled Oats – 1 cup
  • Water/milk – 2 cups
  • Fresh Curd – 3/4 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves (Cilantro) – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Pomegranate seeds/grated carrot – 1 tbsp (for garnish – optional)

For Seasoning

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili – 1
  • Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1/2 ” piece (finely chopped)
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few

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  • Take the oats and water in a pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes till the oats gets cooked. You can also cook it in the microwave on micropower high for 2 minutes.
  • Beat the curd and mix it with the cooked oats. 
  • Heat oil in a small tempering pan. Pop the mustard seeds and urad dal. Next fry the dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies, ginger and asafoetida to the seasoning oil.
  • Add the oil to the oats-curd mix. Add required salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything and serve with mango pickle. You can garnish with pomegranate seeds, chopped seedless grapes, chopped cucumber, chopped raw mango pieces, grated carrot or toasted cashews.


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