Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quinoa with Veggies / Quinoa Upma..

Quinoa is a type of healthy grain which is high in protein,calcium, phosphorous and it contains a combination of a greater proportion of important amino acids.
It has become very popular in the recent years and is widely being used in many cuisines, especially the Indian.
I have come across so many upma and other khichdi varieties while googling for recipes with Quinoa.
The one I'm goin to share is a simple salad cum upma types and it also includes a combination of veggies.
Here it is:


Ingredients:

Quinoa- 1 Cup

Water-2 Cups or little less

Finely chopped mixed veggies like carrots. peas, capsicum and onions- 1 Cup

Raw or roasted peanuts- a handful

Chopped cilantro- a  few to garnish

Mint leaves- a few to garnish

lemon juice- a few drops

Green chillies- 2 nos. slit lenghtwise

Oil- 1 Tbsp

Cumin seeds- 1 Tbsp

Curry Powder/Cumin coriander/ pepper powder- 1 Tbsp

Salt to taste

Procedure:

1.Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet.

2.Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, green chillies and the onions.

3.Let the onions cook till they are transparent and then add the veggies, salt and curry powder.Saute for few minutes and mix in the cooked quinoa.

4.Simmer the heat for a few minutes and cover and cook till the flavours are absorbed.

5.Switch off the heat and then garnish with chopped cilantro, mint leaves and lemon juice.




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