Instant CurdOats and Overnight Curdoats

14 yrs back when I came to Mumbai , I could sense the devastating change of food culture from north I was going to face. When I had hot white matar wale gol gappe first time I was staring at gol gappa wala bhaiya like what the hell had you served me. My dejection has slowly been converted to addiction with time 😂. Yup, now I like mumbaian food a lot. Being metropolitan city it serves all states food and people from all states are residing here, hence south indians, gujaratis, oriya, bihari and bengalis are more around me besides north and marathi people.
Curd rice was my staple food initially as it was easily available at any resto and was yum. I explored with a south indian friend how its been prepared but could not actually dare to try it myself as the process of making it seemed difficult to me. Fear of spoiling milk and cooked rice overpowered my courage to experiment with it.
Lately, when I almost gave up rice making the same dish with oats came to my mind. Yes I replaced rice by oats. Believe me the difference didnt really disappointed me. Rather I can enjoy it more guiltfree.

Now when I am dieting I find this more easy and quick to start my day and it fits best in my healthy recipes.

For making curd oats I did not follow similar process as curdrice, but the result is awesum. Lets make it,

Instant curdoats


Oats - 1 cup
Curd - ½ cup
Milk - 2 tbsp
Pomegranate seeds - 4 tbsp (optional)
Carrot [grated]- 2 tbsp (optional)
Ginger [grated] - 1 tbsp
Green chilli [chopped] - ½ tbsp
Dry red chilli - 1
Bengal Gram - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves -  few
Coriander leaves - little chopped
Asafetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Water – 1 cup


In a bowl add oats,boiling water, salt n milk.
Mix and keep covered for 5 mins
Let it cool and add curd.Mix well.

Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds & let it splutter.
Add bengal gram, urad dal, asafetida, ginger, curry leaves, green chilli, dry red chilli and carrot n saute.
Add this tadka to the oats mix & garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Finally sprinkle sum pomegranate seeds if you want.
Serve hot.

Overnight Curdoats -another way of making it is soaking overnight -

Sometimes when I am sure I dont have time in morning, I make overnight curdoats with same ingredients but qty differs.

1 cup oats
3/4 cup curd
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp milk
Rest ingredients are same as above


For this Soak oats in water first for 5 mins. Then add curd (unwhisked) , salt and keep it in fridge overnight.

In morning add milk and loosen a little as oats soaks and becomes thick.

Give tadka same as above. Done. Enjoy chilled curdoats !!