Friday, November 23, 2012

PUFFED QUINOA KANDA POHA STYLE



Poha is not available in Brazil. So I tried out puffed quinoa in the same way and it turned out very delicious. I made it plain without adding potato like we do in kanda poha. For variation you can add boiled vegetables like peas, carrots, beans or potato which is usually done.

Ingredients:
Puffed quinoa ... 3 cups
Onion .............. 1 small (chopped finely)
Green chillies ..... 1-2 (chopped finely)
Crushed ginger ... 1/2 tsp (optional)
Grated ginger ..... 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/8 tsp
Cumin powder ...... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1/4 tsp
Salt ................. to taste
Lemon juice
Coriander leaves ... handful
Oil
For tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds ..... 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ........ a pinch
Curry leaves ...... few
Method:1. Wash the puffed quinoa in a colander under running water. Set it aside.
2. In a pan heat a little oil and add the tempering ingredients.
3. When they crackle, add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Saute for a minute or two and add all the dry spice powders and salt.

4. Tip in the quinoa from the colander and mix gently.
5. Squeeze a little lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot.
This makes a good breakfast dish or an evening snack.

34 comments:

  1. Wow dear it looks so delicious... Will definitely give a try...

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  2. Hi Shobhaji,

    Yes ur guess is right. This poha looks delicious.

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  3. Mmm! Lovely dish. Great substitution with the quinoa :)

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  4. Wat a nutritious and super filling dish,love the way u prepared it.

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  5. My friend,
    There is no one alive who won't want to try your delicious food. You know how to work your magic my dear. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That's really a sweet compliment Andy

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  6. wow...very innovative....tasty!

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  7. OMG! This looks absolutely amazing!! Your presentation is gorgeous and I want to devour this immediately!

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  8. delicious recipe...i love the music which plays on your space on every visit.. all my favorites..

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  9. Unique and delicious looking recipe.

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  10. Very innovative & more healthier version than kande pohe, filling n delicious:-)
    Thanx for linking it to the event:-)

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  11. Quinoa poha is looking very healthy.. I always looking to cook healthy recipes ... loving this one !

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  12. Very innovative poha recipe..loved this healthy version!

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  13. It looks very apetizing and not so complicated to make--- i guess i will try it..

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