Lentil and steel-cut oats one pot dish

Simple, quick, and healthy Lentils and steel-cut oats one pot dish

Lentils and steel-cut oats one-pot dish is a simple, nutritious, and filling recipe. We can also call this dish oats khichdi. This dish is very healthy and delicious. You can have this lentil and steel-cut oats dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and give them to your kids or toddlers as well. You can add a variety of vegetables to it to make it more nutritious. This dish is also good when you are on your weight loss journey. This dish is rich in dietary fibers. So, keep you full for a longer time.

You can try our other oats recipe: Oats Bisibelebath, Oats vegetable soup

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Why steel-cut oats?

There are many types of oats available in the market like instant oats, rolled oats, whole oat groats, and steel-cut oats. All the varieties are rich in nutrients but steel-cut oats and whole oat groats contain the double amount of fiber as instant oats and rolled oats. Because they are the least processed, they have extra fibers which keep you full for a longer time and help in weight loss.

Ingredients for Lentils and steel-cut oats dish:

  • Steel-cut oats – ½ cup
  • Moong dal – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin – t tsp
  • Bay leaf – ½ piece
  • Ginger grated – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Onions chopped – 1 large
  • Tomato chopped – 1 medium
  • Carrot chopped – 1
  • Beans chopped – 1 cup
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped – 1-2 tbsp


  • Firstly, wash moong dal and oats with water 2-3 times. Soak them for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now, heat ghee into the pressure cooker, add cumin and bay leaf and allow it to flutter.
  • Then, add asafoetida, onions, carrots, and beans and sauté them.
  • After this, add ginger, tomato, turmeric, and salt and fry them until the tomato turns mushy.
  • Now, mix red chili powder and stir for one minute.
  • After this, drain the moong dal and oats and put them into the pressure cooker.
  • Pour water into it and mix well.
  • After this, cover the lid and cook for 2- 3 whistles on medium heat.
  • Now, wait until the pressure goes down. Then open the lip, add coriander leaves into it and mix well.
  • Serve your lentils and steel-cut oats dish in a bowl. You can add some ghee on the top.

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