Friday, February 4, 2011

Daddo 'Quinoa' like Daddojanam / Quinoa in tempered yogurt

Here is another quinoa recipe.
I am a big time fan to daddojanam or curd rice as it is called. So there was no way I could stop myself from trying this recipe with quinoa. Since I am liking the taste and texture of quinoa with our Indian style, I went ahead and made this.
I loved it truly. It was a nice ending to my meal. Healthy and guilt-free, full of protien and energy! What do you say?

Serve 2


1/2 cup Quinoa, washed 3 times

1/2 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 - 3/4 cup yogurt

1/4 tsp urad daal
1/4 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asfoetida, hing, inguva
1 dry red chilli, broken
1/2 tsp grated ginger
few curry leaves
coriander leaves, chopped
chopped carrot or grated for garnish
salt to taste
1 tsp oil


Wash and cook quinoa with about 3 times the water, until soft and fluffy.
After cooked, mix with yogurt.
Heat oil for tempering.
Add the urad daal, jeera and mustard seeds. Let the splutter.
Add the red chilli, asfoetida and curry leaves.
Add in the ginger along with onions and green chillies. saute for couple of minutes.
Add this to the quinoa in yogurt. Add salt to taste.
Mix in the chopped coriander leaves and grated carrot for garnish.
If you like it sour, add few drops of lemon juice.
Serve chilled. Enjoy!!!


  1. the carrot looks so beautiful on top, it looks like sprinkles on icecream.


  2. quinoa with yoghurt love the twist!

  3. Tempered yogurt quinoa looks soo inviting..

  4. Yummy looking yougurt quinoa..Very tempting pic..

  5. Looks so delicious and beautifully presented!!


  6. I can see that you are a big quinoa fan :) This is beautifully presented dish.. love it!!!!

  7. Love your creativity dear..great new way to use it, thanks for sharing :)

    US Masala

  8. Daddojanam ummm super healthy dish looks yumm Smitha.

  9. the clicks are amazing and the carrot bits look like gems floating !!

  10. looks great. I mistook the picture for icecream .I would love some right now.

  11. Looks so pleasing to eyes,lovely! Love the minced carrots!

  12. Something I would have never thought of. The hubby loves quinoa so going to have to try this bad boy out.

  13. first time in your blog............such a lovely blog..........happy to follow u..........

  14. Pongal looks to yummy and delicious. Just now I have become your follower. You have a great post.

    Hamaree Rasoi


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