Tuesday, May 15, 2012


These days we come across many products of quinoa on the shelves in the market. I picked up a packet of quinoa flakes. So many things can be experimented with these flakes. Today I'm trying out upma.

Quinoa flakes ... 1/2 cup
Onion ........... 2-3 tbsps . chopped finely
Green chillies .. 1-2
Coriander leaves .. 1-2 tbsps (chopped)
Curry leaves ... a sprig
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ...... a pinch
Dry red chillies .. 1 broken into pieces
Turmeric powder .. 1/8 tsp.
Salt ...... to taste
Oil ......... 3-4 tbsps


1. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan. Add the asafoetida, mustard and cumin seeds. when they cracle add the broken dry red chillies and curry leaves.

2. Now add the onion, green chillies and saute. Tip in the quinoa flakes and keep stirring for a minute or two.

3. Add the salt, turmeric powder.

4. Stir in one and quarter cups of water,(little more than double) preferably hot. Keep stirring to avoid lumps. At this stage add a spoon of ghee/oil . Add the coriander leaves and simmer for a minute. Serve hot.

Note: This can be eaten even without a chutney. For variation you can add some vegetables like carrot and green peas.

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  1. Healthy and perfect breakfast,will surely try this..

  2. Wat an excellent and super healthy breakfast.

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  4. Very healthy and yummy upma. Thanks for linking my event.

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  5. Very healthy and delicious upma.. looks absolutely tempting.. thanks for sharing dear.. You have a wonderful space here.. :)
    Indian Cuisine

  6. yummy and nice collection of recipes...happy to follow u...

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  7. Very very healthy upma...gr8 breakfast

  8. Healthy and delicious Breakfast dish. I need to try this upma. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  9. This is definitely a must try :-)looks delicious !!!!

  10. hi shobha, very innovative and looks appetizing too, i have never tried cooking quinoa before.
    have a nice day

  11. Healthy & tasty breakfast dish!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. I like your recipe. I love quinoa. After I moved to India it is hard to find here :(

  13. I have never seen quinoa flakes - what a lovely recipe you have made with them! I really like the spices you have used. This dish sounds delicious!

  14. looks very interesting and healthy too, sounds yummy

  15. This looks delicious. I haven't seen quinoa flakes here but they sound so much easier to cook than quinoa. I must look online for them.

  16. I did not know we get quinoa flake! Wow what a wonderful way to make upma. Definitely will look out for the flakes. Thanks, Shobha this is one awesome upma that we will love.

    1. Thanks Archana. Even if you don't find the flakes you can grind them coarsely / pulse them like rava and make upma.


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