Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini | The Healthful Ideas

Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini

November 7, 2016
Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com

By now you probably already know how much I love oatmeal. If not from my snapchat (shameless plug: follow me @healthfulideas), then here from my blog.  I mean, there’s the latest and greatest, Blackberry Baked Oatmeal, then my personal fave, Chocolate Oatmeal with Orange Zest <33 or this Creamy Carrot Cake Oatmeal just to name a few. You can search oatmeal or porridge to see even more recipes because clearly, I can’t get enough of oats (or buckwheat even! And rest assured quinoa porridge is coming your way too because duh). That all being said, I haven’t posted a single savory oatmeal recipe on my blog! Well, until now I haven’t. Today I present to you this delicious savory curry oatmeal!! It’s absolutely amazing and because I’m staring at all these pictures as I’m writing this, I’ll probably have to make it for breakfast tomorrow. Since this oatmeal calls only for the basics, I already have all the ingredients in my fridge so this oatmeal is definitely gonna happen tomorrow morning and it’s going to be awesome, you guys. You should totally make it with me! What do you say?

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com


I’m actually pre-writing this (is that what you call it? well, we’ll go with it) as this is supposed to be published on November 7th which is actually the first day of my new job!! I’m excited to see what this new experience brings me. As this post publishes at 10am CET I’m already on my way to work so wish me luck!! 10am CET is 4am EST for you folks overseas. Speaking of which, is that too early to post? Although I’m from Europe, most of you are from the US so my posting schedule on here and on all my social media is planned to best suit the US audience. What that means is that I usually post stuff in the evening so that you see it in the morning when you wake up. I’ve gotten pretty used to it by now and if I were to switch my focus to the European audience, it’d probably get pretty confusing haha. I guess that at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if I publish my posts at 4 or 5 or 6 am. They’ll wait for you on my blog either way so I don’t even know what I’m going on about. Let’s focus on the oatmeal. Yes, this oatmeal is delicious, it’s creamy, satisfying, filling, with just the right amount of spice. Aaaaand (!!) with a side of tandoori masala roasted zucchini and also my recent obsession, kimchi. YUM.

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com

 

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com

Fun fact about that picture above: yes that’s me posing with the oatmeal and yes I also took the picture. Talk about skills lol. With my left hand, I’m acting all casual scooping my oatmeal while looking off into the distance but my right arm is stretched as far as possible to reach the remote and get the shot haha. If you’re a solo blogger you can probably relate. It’s so much fun, though, being creative with shots like this all by myself, I wouldn’t have it any other way! ;)

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com

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Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
ROASTED ZUCCHINI:
  • 2 zucchinis, peeled if not organic
  • ¼-1/2 tsp tandoori masala
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp coconut oil, melted*
  • CURRY OATMEAL:
  • 2 cups almond milk (or any other plant milk)**
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp onion powder
  • dash turmeric powder (optional)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • to serve: kimchi, cherry tomatoes, hummus, chili flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200C (392F).
  2. Cut up your zucchini into somewhat bite-size pieces (I did short thick fries, about 2cm long but it doesn't really matter. The smaller they are the less time they need in the oven)
  3. Sprinkle with the seasoning and mix to coat.
  4. Add the coconut oil and mix again to coat evenly.
  5. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes, tossing once midway through. Turn on the broiler for the last 5 minutes to grill them up a bit but be careful not to burn them,
  6. To make the oatmeal, bring the milk to a boil over high heat, add the oats, lower to low-medium heat and cook for 10 minutes, add the spices and mix well.
  7. Add the spinach and cook for 2-3 more minutes to wilt it. Add more if needed.
  8. Divide the oatmeal between two bowls, add the zucchini, kimchi, hummus, and season with salt and pepper if desired. Best served immediately.
Notes
*I always put the oil on the zucchini when it's solid and just place it into the oven for a minute or two to melt it, then I mix it to coat and put back into the oven to cook.
**Or you can do 1 cup milk and 1 cup water.

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com


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24 Comments

  • Reply Amy November 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Ahhhh I wish I could reach through the screen and indulge! What a yummy and healthy dish. Less than 30 minutes to make?! I’m sold and will definitely be saving this for a family meal :)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

      YAY! I’m happy you like it Amy! :)

  • Reply Amanda November 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This sounds incredible. I would say that it could be for any meal, not just breakfast. Oats are my favorite grain!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Totally! Oatmeal all day every day?? Sign me up!

  • Reply Ari November 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love curry AND oatmeal – never thought to make them into the same dish! I’ll DEFINITELY be trying this out! (insert 1000 heart eyes emojis here).

    ALSO – what camera do you use? Your pictures are amazing!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Righttt? I was so happy when I discovered savory oatmeal! It’s SO delicious!<3 And thank yo uso much! It's the Canon Rebel T5i with Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens :)

  • Reply Rebecca February 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Wow I’ve never thought of savory oatmeal before! I don’t know how I’d feel about this one… curry is kind of a hit or miss with me. But, of course, your pictures look so delicious that I want to try it anyways!

    And props for that oatmeal eating pictures. You nailed it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 24, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I was a bit sceptical about savory oatmeal but then I tried it and I’ve been obsessed ever since! It’s so good!

  • Reply chrissy February 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I so can not wait to try this! It looks so amazing!all of my favorite things in one dish!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Chrissy!

  • Reply Mamaguru February 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I’m so intrigued that you used oatmeal in this recipe. i never would have thought of that, but it looks great!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      I was hesitant at first, but I really like it! :)

  • Reply Krysten February 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I have never had savory oatmeal, I’ve always been a little scared of it. But this looks so good, I might have to try it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I can totally understand but when you make it it’s so good you won’t believe why haven’t you tried it earlier!

  • Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor February 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Congrats on your new job! This seriously looks delicious! I’ve never had savory oatmeal before, but I love all the flavors in this recipe so I guess it’s time for me to try savory oatmeal :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 25, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Kristine! You totally should, savory oatmeal is the best! :)

  • Reply Leighann February 24, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    This looks delicious! I love oats, but I’ve never tried to make a savory bowl!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Leighann! Try it, you won’t regret it! ;)

  • Reply Lennae Stubbs February 25, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Wow this sounds delicious, who would have thought oatmeal would be good in a savoury dish. Can’t wait to give it a go, thanks for sharing.

    Lennae xxx
    http://www.lennaeworld.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

      It sounds strange but oh is it good! Thanks for checking it out, let me know if you try it :)

  • Reply Valerie February 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’m not a huge oatmeal person, but this look so good! Going to give it a try.

    -Valerie
    http://www.styledmuse.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I wasn’t either until a year ago but then I added more flavors and I’ve been eating it almost every day since then. ops (not sorry about it haha)

  • Reply Stephanie A Bills February 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    This looks incredible! I love masala and zucchini. This recipe is right up my ally!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! :)

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