Masala Oats | Easy Savory Oats



As I sit to type this post, I realize we are almost half way through Ramadan. This month has been very stressful on all accounts, but trying to take into account that life is always meant for surprises and we need to take it into our stride. With my mood not very conducive for long posts, I think I will just stop over here…


When time is of essence, then quick meals are the call of the day. This masala oats is something I can eat anytime of the day.  Just like this paneer capsicum rice, this meal appears very frequently, usually for breakfast. It is so quick to make and so delicious, that you would want to eat it every other day. I have always had oats in sweet form, but this recipe has changed my mindset for good. The whole cooking takes hardly 15 minutes, and you can finish eating it in less than that time.  I haven’t added any vegetables to this, but please feel free to add whatever additional you would want to add. The recipe is very flexible and forgiving… 🙂 One super easy recipe that you could try for your suhoor as well… Off to the recipe…





4.75 from 4 votes

Masala Oats | Easy Savory Oats

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small chilli minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1/2 to mato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • In a saucepan, heat the ghee. Splutter the cumin seeds and fry the chilli.
  • Saute the onion and tomato till wilted.
  • Add the turmeric powder and toss.
  • Add the oats, water and salt to taste and give it a good mix. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, and then simmer. Cook till oats absorbs the water and is done.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.


Switch off the flame at the consistency you desire. Oats can get very thick if kept for too long.

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  1. This is perfect for suhoor. I am not a fan of sweet oats so this one is for me.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi…

  2. Healthy and filling 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Ruxana…

  3. That’s a perfect breakfast recipe! I love oats in both sweet and savoury form! It’s healthy and keeps you full!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jayasri…

  4. 5 stars
    Easy masala oats is a perfect recipe for breakfast which is easy to cook. Though I am a oats person I loved it because of its simplicity.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lata…

  5. Vandana Chauhan says:

    4 stars
    Simple, tasty, comforting recipe, what else can you ask to start a perfect day. As winter is approaching, market will soon be filled with fresh vegetables, I will try it then.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vandana…

  6. People who do not prefer oats porridge this Masala oats is just perfect for them… quick and easy recipe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  7. 5 stars

    Truthfully I’ve always have wondered how masala oats would taste. I’ve come across different variations but have been hesitant to try it out. Your preparation with simple spices and ingredients is tempting me to try the recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You must, Mayuriji… I am hooked to it and it becomes my easy breakfast on hasty mornings… Thanks a lot…

  8. 5 stars

    Savousry oats is my kind of comforting breakfast on cold and gloomy days. Nothing can go wrong with this simle yet delicious meal.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapna…

  9. Savoury oats is perfect breakfast for those lazy days. Simple yet delicious and satisfying meal. Load it with veggies and becomes extra healthy…Difficult to go wrong with this…Lovely!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Padma…

  10. We eat oats for breakfast almost 360 days in a year, but have not tried masala oats yet. Good tasty and delicious Indian style breakfast made with oats is such a bliss in the autumn season.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jagruti…

  11. I love to eat oats for breakfast. Though the sweet overnight oats is my go-to recipe, this simple and wholesome savory version looks promising too. Would love to give it a try soon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anshu…

  12. I love it. As I like the savory ones, so this is my kinda of recipe 😉 This masala oats are actually much wholesome and simple to make too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sasmita…

  13. Such a simple and easy recipe. Best for busy days when we are running out of time. Looks so filling and delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Narmadha…

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