Oats Pongal | Oats Kichidi:

Pongal is a very popular south Indian comfort food which is made with rice and moong dal. It is a very tasty and delicious recipe which hardly takes 30mins to prepare.

Here I am sharing you a different variety of pongal which is made with oats instead of rice but still delicious. It’s a healthy breakfast and also a nice option for dinner. Please try and enjoy the delicious oats pongal.

Oats Pongal

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Musturd Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 6 Black Pepper
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1/8 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt (as per your taste)
  • 1 tbsp Butter or Ghee or Oil
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida


  • Finely chop the carrots, capsicum, green chillies and ginger.
  • Heat butter in a pressure cooker. Once the butter melts add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, when splutters add curry leaves, pinch of asafetida, green chillies and ginger.
    Oats Pongal
  • Add chopped carrots, capsicum and green peas for 2 minutes.
    Oats Pongal
  • Now add moong dal and fry for 3 more minutes.
    Oats Pongal
  • Add Oats, turmeric and salt and add 5 cups of water and more as per your taste as oats will absorb much water.
    Oats Pongal
  • Place the lid and cook for 2 whistles. 
    Oats Pongal
  • When the pressure goes off, mix the oats pongal and serve hot. Enjoy the yummy oats pongal with Peanut chutney.
    Oats Pongal
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