Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

If you’ve been here awhile, or follow me on things like Instagram or Twitter, you’ll no doubt be familiar with several things:

  1. I love Indian dishes
  2. I love porridge
  3. I love experimenting with my food

This curry porridge recipe was originally the direct result of all three of the above things. Well, those and a need for a quick and easy work lunch prep late one Sunday night! I knew it was likely to be a bit rainy the next day (hello England) so wanted something easy and warm.

Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

It’s evolved ever so slightly since then, with the final edition being finalised recently on #nationalporridgeday – which I totally forgot about and missed out on in the morning. Don’t worry, I didn’t miss out! I had this Indian-spiced curry porridge for dinner to rectify the situation.

Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

But, savoury porridge?

Yes, it’s really a thing! I’ve shared some of my successful experiments in this area before, remember my savoury vegan cheese oatmeal? And this is the continuation of those experiments. You can really have this porridge this at any time of day – I’ve had it at breakfast, I’ve had it for a quick lunch, and I’ve had it as a simple dinner! I think because it’s a combination of traditional breakfast oats and a simple Indian-inspired spices. Individually, very breakfast OR dinner, but together? Amazingly versatile!

Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

I’ve recommended adding peas for a bit of additional flavour and also to make it more like (very oaty) vegetable curry, however really you could use whatever you have to hand! Frozen carrots? Broccoli florets? Sweetcorn? I’ve tried them all! Personally, I’m favouring a combination of peas and sweetcorn at the moment. The sweetcorn adds little bursts of sweetness.

Indian-spiced Oatmeal

A great switch up to an often sweet recipe, this savoury curry porridge recipe is perfect for any time of the day!

  • Prep: 1 minute
  • Cook: 5 minutes
  • Total: 6 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Serves 1
  • Calories 281


  • 1/2 cup (~45g) cup oats
  • 1 small carrot, grated (1/2 cup packed/70g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 240ml (1 cup) water
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas (~60g)
  • 10g (2 tbsp) unflavoured pea protein (optional)


  1. Add the carrot, oats, water, garam masala and turmeric to a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, until most of the water is absorbed. Add the protein powder (if using) and frozen peas. Add sweetener to taste and simmer, stirring often until your desired consistency is reached. Add a little more water if the protein powder has made it too dry.
  2. Serve as is or topped with chutney (I like hot lime!) and sliced chillies.


Calculated with optional pea protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All nutritional information is approximate - any exact calories will depend on which exact ingredients you use.

Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge - perfect vegetarian, dairy free (vegan, actually!) recipe for any time of day, breakfast, lunch or dinner!

14 thoughts on “Simple Indian-spiced Curry Porridge

      1. I have so many variations of oatmeal-
        Sometimes it’s oatmeal with red pepper hummus and wilted greens

        I made a Bloody Mary oatmeal one time- fantastic- I put a Bloody Mary mix instead of water, cooked it, then added some green olives with pimentos, chopped celery, some diced pickles… it was so good- even without vodka! Lol

        Pumpkin curried oatmeal is another one of my favorites- pumpkin puree, curry powder, some Garam Masala…

        Balsamic blueberry oatmeal

        Oatmeal is so versatile!
        And it cooks up a lot faster than rice or pasta- Don’t knock it until you try it! Lol

  1. I’m looking to find a way to make porridge taste nice and not like glue, having been told to reduce my cholesterole. Can this be reheated? I like the idea of this for lunch but only have access to a microwave at work and can’t face any knid of cold porridge (nor cold rice or pasta).

    1. Yes it should be fine – when I want to take porridge to work, I make it up cold and don’t heat it up, so that the oats soak up all the liquid. Then the next day when I want it, I just pop it in the microwave for about 60-90 seconds. Sometimes a splash of extra water to loosen it up is needed, depending on the oats and how long it’s been in the fridge 🙂 x

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