October 14, 2011

Quinoa Upma

Okay, so I finally made a Quinoa dish , almost 3 months after I bought a packet of Quinoa :)  I had this sudden urge to eat some healthy low calorie food, & Quinoa Upma is what I made for today's lunch

Quinoa Upma

And did I like the taste?? Yes only if cooked with loads of seasonings as Quinoa is quite bland on its own. But its nutritional value makes it up for everything else. Next time, I will make a spicy Quinoa Pulao & will use it in Porridge as well .. Watch out for the recipe

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 small onion - finely chopped
  • 1 carrot - diced
  • 1 green pepper - diced
  • 1 potato - diced
  • 2 green chillies - chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp cooking oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • fresh Coriander for garnish
How To:
  • Dry roast quinoa for a couple of minutes. Set aside. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa & let it cook for about 10 mins on medium flame. Add additional water if required. When completely cooked, fluff with a fork & set aside.
  • In a wok, heat oil, splutter mustard & cumin seeds. Add turmeric, green chillies, ginger & stir. Throw in chopped onions & saute for a couple of mins. Add the rest of the vegetables & some salt & give it a good stir. Add a couple of tbsps of water so that the vegetables don't stick to the pan.
  • When the vegetables are completely cooked yet crisp, add quinoa & lemon juice. Check for salt & mix well. Let it stand on low flame for about 2 mins.
  • Turn off the stove & garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve HOT with some salad & yogurt by the side .. Enjoi a healthy meal ...

20 comments:

Sravs said...

Upma looks so colorful and very new to me !! looks delicious !!

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Santosh Bangar said...

healthy&tasty upma

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks....Never tried this before,looks yummy..

Hari Chandana said...

Colorful and healthy upma.. perfect click !!
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Prathima Rao said...

A nice & colorful upma... :) I have yet to taste quinoa..dint seem to find it in my town..Will go tom to hunt again!!
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Shankar said...

Good snap,tasted like Akki tari uppittu...thanks for making me eat something new...

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Healthy recipe...looks colorful and yummy.

Akila said...

wow.... beautiful snap.... i am drooling here...

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful, healthy and yummy recipe

notyet100 said...

Ummm yummy,,,

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, love this recipe, surely going to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

you pics are amazing...though you have the same background for all pics they all look unique.

manjooo said...

so colorful!!! :)

Prathibha said...

lol...ur post reminds me to use the quinoa packet which I kept saving for d last couple of months

Priya said...

Upma looks delicious with quinoa,lovely version..

Mandy said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try your Quinoa Upma. I bet this would also be delicious cold as a quinoa salad.

Kadhyaa said...

hey that looks delicious..by the way do u get quoina in Bangalore and where

DEESHA said...

@kadhyaa - I buy it from an organic store in Jayanagar 4th T Block. I haven't seen it anywhere else :-)

DEESHA said...

@Anon - I am a super lazy photographer, which is why you find the same background in most pics .. I can't spend more than 15 mins on one photoshoot :-) anyways, lemme see if I can workout something else :-) .. Thanks !!!

Smita said...

Tried this, turned out really nice! Thanks!