For the 6th day of the Marathon, here is another Quinoa recipe which I am in love with. Just like Nimmakaya pulihora, Nimmakaya Quinoa pulihora. Lemony and nutty quinoa.
Its so hard to incorporate healthy food in our daily diet. In my house too, if I make changes to something like dosa, no one complains. But to something like quinoa, no one shows any interest. Its only me who enjoys eating some thing like this! and surely I do enjoy eating it too., so I make it only for myself. I hope someday my family will also enjoy it with me!
Since Quinoa is full of Protein, I am trying to incorporate it into my diet atleast 2-3 times a week. Its very versatile like the rice and is a good substitute for rice. So for diabetics when they want to eat less carbs and more protein, its a very good choice.
Try it in many different forms and you will surely like it!
Cooking Quinoa: Wash Quinoa 2-3 times. Soak for atleast 10 minutes. Bring 1 1/4 cup of water to a rapid boil. Drain and add the soaked quinoa. Bring the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until all the water is absorbed, for about 15 to 20 min. Uncover and fluff. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
2 cups cooked quinoa
1-2 tbsp peanuts, groundnuts, palli pappu
1/2 tbsp chanaga pappu, channa daal
1 tsp urad daal, minapa pappu
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera, cumin
few curry leaves
2-3 slit green chillies
2 dry red chillies broken
pinch of turmeric
pinch of hing, inguva, asfoetida
1 tbsp of oil
salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Heat oil in a kadai.
Saute the peanuts till lightly brown.
Add channa daal and urad daal and saute till brown.
Add mustard and jeera and let them splutter.
Add green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves.
Add a pinch of hing and turmeric.
Add this to the cooked quinoa along with salt and lemon juice.
Serve with any chutney or plain.
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