Quinoa Upma

Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

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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