2 cups of oats
2 tbs of Urad dal or black gram
1 potato (boiled and cut into small cubes)
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
4-5 green chillies (chopped)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Coriander leaves (optional)
white oil for cooking
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1) Heat oil in a frying pan. When oil starts to smoke, add mustard seeds and when they start crackling, add onion and tomato. Fry them till they turn golden in color.
2) Then add green chillies and urad dal. When urad dal will turn brownish, add potato cubes, turmeric and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
3) Now add oats. Stir to mix oats with the mixture. Add salt and sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water. Please note adding too much water might make the upma soggy. Add water as much required for cooking the oats and when water completely evaporates and oats seem cooked, turn off the heat.
4) Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve hot.