Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quinoa Upma

Quinoa Upma

My current fad for Quinoa is still going strong, I am so in love with this grain, absolutely lost any cravings for rice I had previously, Quinoa keeps me full for a longer times and helps control hunger prangs.

Today's recipe is a variation of classic south indian breakfast Upma substituting rava with quinoa and with generous dose of nuts.

1 cup quinoa 
1 cup frozen peas and carrot
1 small potato peeled and cubed into small pieces
1 onion chopped finely
1/2 tomato cut into small cubes
2 tbsp oil for thadka
1/2 cup of mixed nuts (cashew nuts, blanched almonds, pecans, peanuts)
2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
2 G.chilies cut finely
8 - 10 curry leaves
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp urad dal

1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds
Salt according to taste
1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan ,add Jeera , Urad dal, Mustard ,Ginger, G.Chiles, channa dal, nuts and curry leaves, allow mustard to splutter
2. Now add Onions ,Potatoes , Tomatoes and frozen peas and carrots, when onions turn translucent add 2 glasses on water add salt according to taste
3. let water come to full boil then add quinoa and stir well.
4. Mix well and cook covered for 4-5  minutes.
5. Let is cool for 5-10 minutes this will make quinoa fluff up

Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot with ketchup or just plain. One simple, delious and healthy brunch/lunch or breakfast option.


Angie's Recipes said...

What an appealing, nutritious and tasty salad!

Sailaja said...

Looks yummy

Soumya..... said...

First time here, You have got a very nice sace here! this dish is new to me

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