Easy Oats and Veg Soup- With Mixed veggies and Chick peas
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
  • Instant oats- 2 cups
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mixed veggies, frozen or fresh cut small- 2 cups (carrot, peas, corn, beans)
  • Chick peas, canned- 1 large can, rinsed
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Fried onions or crispy chow mein noodles- 1 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp (or add according to your needs)
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Garam masala- ¾ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  1. Place a large soup pot over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add mixed veggies, season with salt, saute till they turn tender. Add ⅛ cup water while cooking the veggies.
  3. Add chick peas, combine well to the veggies and cook covered for 5 minutes. If it's very dry, add some more water and cook.
  4. Add all the spices, combine well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Now, add instant oats, saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Add water, combine well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Taste and add more salt and chili powder if more spice is needed.
  9. If adding fried onions, you could add that and cook for a few seconds.
  10. Finally, add cilantro, combine well.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat and serve the soup immediately.
  12. If adding crispy chow mein noodles, add that while serving. I love the crunch from the noodles. Adding it is just optional.
  13. As this soup sits, it will thicken. Leftover soup can be refrigerated, while having this soup the next day, add some more water and heat it up and enjoy.
You could even add 2 tsp of chicken masala (store-bought) along with the spices.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/easy-oats-and-veg-soup-with-mixed-veggies-and-chick-peas/