oatmeal porridge

Oatmeal Porridge

By Swasthi on October 7, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Oatmeal Porridge made with rolled oats, mixed vegetables and black pepper. This savory oatmeal porridge makes for a healthy breakfast option. The high fiber in the oatmeal keeps you full for longer and the vegetables also provide you with a little more nutrition. Tweak this recipe easily to suit your diet requirements – vegan, vegetarian or meat based. I have made this to a vegetarian dish you may add some chicken if you want.

Oatmeal porridge

Oatmeal Porridge

Porridge is a semi-solid food made by boiling grains in liquid like milk or water. It can be a sweet or savory dish. This oatmeal porridge can be made to a sweet tasting milk oats porridge or to a savory porridge.

Basically the sweet oats porridge is nothing but oatmeal cooked with milk and then topped with a sweetener like maple syrup, honey or sugar. This sweet oatmeal porridge can be topped or garnished with chopped nuts or with peanut butter or fresh fruits. I have shared it here – Oatmeal with Milk.

In this post I share the savory oatmeal porridge made with mixed vegetables, oatmeal and water. However you may also use vegetable broth or chicken stock. If you love to spice up your oatmeal porridge, simply add a dash of crushed black pepper or red chilli flakes.

This recipe uses vegetables to enhance the nutrition and it tastes so good. This porridge is best for those who like to avoid sugar or milk in porridge.

You can make this oats porridge in a pot, traditional pressure cooker or even in a instant pot. What ever you use this recipe works great.

I use carrots, potatoes & peas to make this porridge. Feel free to use your favorite veggies. But ensure you like the flavor of the veggies you use.

This oats porridge can also be served to babies and toddlers, just puree the porridge when cooled completely. You will get a wonderful texture.

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Oatmeal Porridge recipe

How to Make Oatmeal Porridge (Stepwise Photos)

1. Wash and chop desired veggies.

chopping veggies

2. Dry roast oats in the pan or pressure cooker till you get a nice aroma. This step is optional. The porridge turns less sticky when you roast them.

roast oats

3. Add chopped veggies.

addition of veggies

4. Pour water, add salt and pepper and cook till vegetables are soft cooked. If cooking in a pressure cooker, cook for one whistle.

water for oats porridge

5. Optional step. You can add your favorite spices or herbs for flavoring. To make Indian tadka seasoning, heat butter/ghee in a small pan and add cumin, mustard, hing and curry leaves. when they begin to splutter add this to the porridge. Mix and serve.

oats porridge recipe

Recipe Card

oats porridge recipe

Oatmeal Porridge

Healthy Savory Oats porridge made with oatmeal, vegetables, vegetables and black pepper.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup carrot (cubed)
  • ½ cup potato (cubed to half inch pieces)
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper or chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp Salt to taste taste
  • cups Water (adjust as per your oats, depends on the brand)
  • 1 tsp butter /ghee/oil


How to make Oatmeal Porridge in a pot

  • Dry roast oats in a pan just for 2 mins. Then add vegetables and toss. This is done to bring out the aroma of oats and make the porridge less sticky.
  • Add salt, pepper, 1½ cups of water and cook on a medium flame , stirring occasionally until the vegetables are fork tender.
  • As you cook, if the porridge turns too thick pour more hot water and cook.
  • Add red chilli flakes or black pepper. Let oats porridge cool down a bit and then squeeze some lemon juice before serving.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 551mg16%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 11661IU233%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Oatmeal Porridge

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5 stars
Very interesting blog. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. I have been using Gluten-Free Whole Oat Groats from True Elements- a clean label food brand after my gym workout for breakfast and I find it very tasty and healthy. Thank you

Can you send some soup recipes both veg n non veg

Your nutritional value is wrong

5 stars
Very nice recipes my little one enjoyed a lot

3 stars
Hi, your each and every recipes about Oats are just fab but i cant copy it or paste in my word.. as i want to save all and try all one by one… why this..! 🙁

3 stars
can i feed my 6 month old baby with oat porridge? plz suggest recepies for my 6 month old.

Hi swasthi,
Can I use instant oats for this recipe?

4 stars
your recipes are simple and quick to cook.

how can i get oats in the rural areas of mambilla in nigeria?

5 stars
thanq u for all ur delicious racepies and tips… my baby is 8 month old.. she is having loose motion now.. can u suggest some food for her.. because she is not eating anything now

Can you send some soup recipes both veg n non veg

5 stars
wow …!!! It came out really yummy…. It’s healthy tooo…!!!
Damn yummy…!!!!
Loved it alot….
All my family members loved it n now this is our regular breakfast…
Thanq madam for such a healthy n easy recipe…!!!

Looking really yummyyyy

Wow.. that is real healthy!.. I really like the pressure cooking idea. Not only its healthy, its quick too!

Healthy indeed!!!