Golden Masala Oats

Want to know how to make the best vegan Golden Masala Oats? This vegan Golden Masala Oats are super easy and delicious as a hearty lunch or dinner.

Masala Oats, also referred to as oats porridge, are a savory tradition in India that’ll leave you full and satisfied. Golden Masala Oats are made with steel-cut oats in a rich curry sauce that’s usually spicy. In fact, “Masala” means spices ground into a powder or paste, which is definitely the case for this hearty dish. Its light as you’d want a breakfast to be with all the goodness of our favorite “golden spice” turmeric. And jalapeno and lemon juice add just the perfect kick to the dish.

Steel-cut oats are groats that are cut into two or three pieces with a sharp metal blade. According to the Whole Grains Council, they cook quicker than groats since the pieces are smaller. These kinds of oats are also called Irish oatmeal due to their origin. Regardless of what you call them, they’re the perfect oats to use for Masala Oats!

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs?

According to Healthline, not all carbs are created equal as refined carbs are associated with obesity and metabolic diseases, while unprocessed carbohydrate foods are very healthy.

Due to its contents, carbohydrates are not an “essential” nutrient, but they do contain some nutrients that are still helpful to your body, such as fiber.

Are Masala Oats healthy?

Since the key ingredient in Masala Oats are steel-oats, you could consider this dish to be healthy because oats are not a super processed food item. Oats tend to be relatively low-calorie and low-fat as well. Like everything, you should eat them in moderation.

Is Masala good for diabetes?

There are some benefits of oats that may directly affect diabetes, according to Healthline:

  1. Can help regulate blood sugar
  2. Heart-healthy due to its soluble fiber content and the fact it can lower cholesterol
  3. May reduce the need for insulin injections when eaten in place of other carbohydrate-rich breakfast foods
  4. It’s moderately high in fiber, making you feel full longer and helping with weight management
  5. It’s a good source of long-term energy
  6. It can help regulate digestion

As always, Be sure to check with your doctor before making major changes to your diet.

Masala Oats Served in a bowl garnished with cilantro and jalaeno

How to Make Masala Oats

Perhaps the best part about Masala Oats, other than how delicious they are, is how easy it is to make. First, you dry roast your oats on medium/low heat for 2-3 minutes and set them aside. Then, heat your oil and saute your onions and serrano chili. From there, add in your roasted oats and mix well. Add in your water and then your Sukhi’s curry paste and mix again. Bring your pot to a boil and reduce to your liking.


Golden Masala Oats Recipe

Masala Oats are made with steel-cut oats in a rich curry sauce that’s usually spicy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Breakfast, Golden Masala Oats, indianfood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 T oil
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 serrano chili diced
  • 1.5 oz. ( 1/2 PackagSukhi’s Classic Curry Paste
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t turmeric
  • ¼ t lemon juice


  • Dry Roast the oats on medium/low heat for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside
  • Heat oil
  • Add onions and serrano chili sauté
  • Add roasted oats, mix well
  • Add water
  • Add classic curry paste, mix well
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to your liking

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