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oats bagalabath

Oats bagalabath

Maharashtrian cuisine
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, diabetic friendly, gluten free, Indian, Kids choice, Microwave, Pressure cooker, South indian, Summer, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people


  • 1/4 cup oats rolled or steel cut
  • 2 cups drinking water
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp carrot grated
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tsp cilantro chopped fine
  • 5-7 grapes sliced


  • 1 tsp cooking oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger root grated
  • 1 sprig curryleaves
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida


  • Into a cooking pot add 2 cups of water and bring to a bubble on medium heat.
  • Add in the rolled oats and stir well. if using steel cut it is better to soak for an hour before cooking
  • Set it for cooling.
  • Meanwhile, grate the carrot, chop the herbs and cut all the other vegetables and set aside.
  • In a small pan prepare the tempering by adding the oil followed by the mustard seeds. When it splutters add the rest of the ingredients and saute well. remove from heat and set aside.
  • When the cooked oats is completely cooled mix it with yogurt and salt. if too thick add a little milk at a time and adjust thickness to a semisolid state or like mashed potatoes.
  • Add in the vegetables of choice, grapes , herbs, and the tempering.
  • Add salt, mix well and check for proper seasoning. Enjoy a cooling bowl.


For this recipe use rolled oats or old fashioned steel cut oats. It is preferable not to use the instant version as it may not contribute to all the health benefits too.
You can alter the veggies based on choice.
You can use any herbs of choice too. I have used Indian Borage leaves.
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