Quinoa Khichdi Recipe – Easy & Healthy Quinoa Recipe with step wise pictures.
Quinoa Khichdi Recipe. Healthy and delicious khichdi recipe made with quinoa and lots of veggies. This is so hearty and comforting. Taste great with papad and pickle.
Quinoa in Spanish, (/ˈkiːnoʊ.ə/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa) is a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edibleseeds. It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranthaceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. After harvest, the seeds must be processed to remove the coating containing the bitter-tasting saponins. The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.
I have been using this nutritious grain for a few months now and i love it to the core. To my surprise it turned out to be delicious, i loved it. To my tastebuds it almost tasted like wheat rava.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
- Ghee - 1 tblsp
- Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
- Cinnamon - 1 small piece
- Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
- Tomato - 1 medium size chopped finely
- Mixed Veggies - 2 cups chopped
- Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander powder - 1 tsp
- Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Split Yellow Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
- Quinoa - 1 cup
- Water - 4 cups
- Heat ghee in a cooker,
- Add cumin and cinnamon.
- Add onions, ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.
- Add in tomatoes and mix well.
- Add all veggies and mix well.
- Add all spice powders and salt and mix well.
- Add dal and water and mix well.
- Add quinoa and cook till it is soft.
1)Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
2)Add in cumin and let it sizzle
3)Add in cinnamon
4)Add in onions
5)Add in ginger garlic paste
6)Add in tomatoes
8)Add in veggies, i used broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and beans
9)Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder
11)Add in moong dal
13)Once the water boils, add quinoa
14)Now mix well
15)Cook till quinoa is done