Quinoa upma is the best way to start with including quinoa in your diet to suit Indian taste buds. It is simple and easy to prepare for breakfast

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • 1 Onion small
  • 1 tomato small
  • 3 green chilli
  • 1 tbsp carrot chopped
  • 1 tbsp green peas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil virgin
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 2 tsp coconut oil virgin
  • ½ tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small carrot
  • 3 tbsp fresh green peas
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion

To temper:

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • a sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 no green chilli

Instructions

  • Measure quinoa,rinse it in water atleast twice then soak in water for atleast 15mins.
  • Drain water and set the quinoa aside.Heat oil in a pan add the item listed under ‘to temper’,then add onion and saute for 2mins until it becomes transparent.
  • Then add carrot and peas,saute for a minute then add quinoa.Add required salt.
  • Saute for a minute,then add water.
  • Let it come to a boil, then cook covered for atleast 15-20 mins in lowest flame,Check after 15mins then proceed further if needed.
  • Fluff it up, the grain will be seen transparent with a tiny tail, that ensure proper cooking.Switch off.

Notes

  • Soaking may not be required but may take a little longer to cook.Quinoa takes a little longer to cook depends on the variety too.
  • Quinoa will have a slight crunch while eating sp don’t think its undercooked.
  • You can add any of your favorite veggies.
  • The ratio of water is 1 cup quino:2 cups water.

Steps:

  1. Measure quinoa,rinse it in water atleast twice then soak in water for at least 15mins.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step1
  2. Drain water and set the quinoa aside. Heat oil in a pan add the item listed under ‘to temper’, then add onion and saute for 2mins until it becomes transparent.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add carrot and peas, saute for a minute then add quinoa. Add required salt.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step3
  4. Saute for a minute,then add water.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step4
  5. Let it come to a boil, then cook covered for at least 15-20 mins in lowest flame, Check after 15mins then proceed further if needed.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step5
  6. Fluff it up, the grain will be seen transparent with a tiny tail, that ensure proper cooking. Switch off.
    How to make Quinoa Upma Recipe - Step6

Serve hot or warm.


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