Oats Kanji

Servings: 1 -2
Author: Maria Jose Martin
A healthy, quick and easy breakfast dish made with oats and green gram. The addition of fried shallots adds flavour to this simple meal. 
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  • 1/2 cup Oats I used quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups Thin coconut milk refer notes
  • Cooked cherupayar whole moong means/green gram - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 5 Small onion / Pearl onion sliced
  • Curry leaves
  • 1-2 tsp Ghee
  • Salt


  • Cook oats in thin coconut milk or water till it's done and reaches the right consistency. You can make it thick or watery, depending on your preference. Add cooked cherupayar, grated coconut and salt. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 mins. Remove from fire.
  • Heat ghee/ coconut oil in a small pan and add sliced small onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add it to the Oats porridge.
  • Serve hot with Pickle or Pappad or Chammanthi Podi.


You can use water to cook oats, if you want to make it super healthy. You can skip the garnishing with the small onion, if you must. however it gives a nice crunch and flavour to the dish.
If there is any leftover, you can store it in fridge. Add some water while reheating.