Savoury Oatmeal

I make oatmeal 2 ways, one is sweet and the other is savoury. As much as I like eating sweet oatmeal with fruits for breakfast, I sometimes crave for savoury and what better way to turn your oatmeal into a savoury dish!

This Savoury Oatmeal is spicy and tangy at the same time. In India, we get masala oats in a small packet enough for one person. I do miss those. I couldn’t find it in Qatar, so that’s when I decided to make it at home with fresh ingredients rather than the store-bought one.

You can use any type of oats like steel-cut, rolled or instant oats to make this recipe.

So if you crave of eating something savoury try my Savoury Oatmeal for breakfast.

Try my other Oatmeal breakfast recipes:-

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and

Savoury Oatmeal with mixed vegetables. (recipe coming soon)

Savoury Oatmeal

Preparation time:5 min

Cooking time:10min

Total Time:15 min

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (increase for more spiciness)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • to garnish- coriander leaves


  1. In a pot, on medium-low flame add oil, add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds start to sizzle add curry leaves.
  2. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and salt. Give it a stir. Add oats and water. Mix everything well.
  3. Cook the oats on low flame. Stir occasionally. The oats should thicken up. Once it starts to boil Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice. Mix everything well.
  4. Pour the oatmeal to a bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.

Nutrition Facts: Calories216, Total Fat 9.6g, Saturated Fat: 1.4g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1178mg, Total Carbohydrate: 27.9g, Dietary Fiber: 4.3g, Total Sugars: 0.6g, Protein: 5.5g, Vitamin D: 0mcg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 2mg, Potassium: 182mg.

*The nutritional information are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.


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