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:
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
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.