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Indian-Style Overnight Oats Recipe

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

These overnight oats have an Indian influence

These overnight oats have an Indian influence

Overnight oats are a quick and easy, healthy and delicious no-cook breakfast dish you can prepare the night before. In fact, you can prepare these oats on a Sunday and they will last all week—particularly handy if your mornings are busy.

Although chia seeds can be used unsoaked, I recommend taking the time to soak them. This is because soaking removes the phytic acids, which interfere with nutrient absorption.

A very nice feature of this recipe is that it's quite flexible. Once you have the oats, all of the remaining add-ins and toppings can be switched in or out. Go ahead and experiment!

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Here is how I prepare it. Do try it and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

5 min

15 min

1 serving


  • 4 tbsp/30 grams old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1-2 tsp sabja (basil seeds or chia seeds), soaked in water for 1 hour and the water drained out
  • 5 almonds, soaked for 1 hour and then sliced
  • 5 cashews nuts, soaked for 1 hour and then sliced
  • 5 walnuts halves, soaked for 1 hour and then sliced
  • 5 pistachios, soaked for 1 hour and then sliced
  • 10-12 raisins
  • 1 tbsp honey, or as needed
  • 150-200 ml milk
  • mango pulp cubed, as needed


  1. In a jar or Mason jar, add the oats, soaked sabja (chia seeds), sliced nuts (save some for garnish), raisins, honey and milk. Stir to mix well, close the cap and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove the jar from the fridge. Add mango cubes and garnish with the remaining sliced nuts.
  3. Serve immediately or pack for breakfast on the go.

Overnight Oats Recipe

© 2021 Rajan Singh Jolly

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