Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I have made many dishes with this amazing grain Quinoa which is one of the most protein rich foods. It is becoming very popular these days and people have started incorporating it in various dishes. It is available in grain, flour and also flake form in the stores. Today I am making khichdi with this. I came across this in my friend Pooja Agrawal's blog, Daily Swad Sugandh.. I have made some minor changes to the ingredients.

Quinoa ... 1 cup
Yellow moong dal .. 1/2 cup
Carrots ... 2-3 tbsps (diced)
Onion ..... 1
Cherry tomatoes .. 8
Green chillies .. 1-2
Coriander leaves ... handful
Garlic ..... 1 tsp
Ginger .... 1 tsp (grated)
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder // 1/4 tsp
Salt ... to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Curry leaves .. few
Oil .... 2-3 tbsps

1. Soak the quinoa and moong dal separately.
2. In a pressure cooker add the oil and tempering ingredients.
3.When they crackle, add the garlic, ginger and onion and saute for a minute.
4. Now add the carrots, green chillies, tomatoes and stir fry for half a minute.
5. Add the washed quinoa, dal, salt, turmeric ad red chilli powder.
6. Add about 3 cups of water and stir everything together.
7. Close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles. Off the gas and let it cook in its own steam.

Serve with raita, papad pickle..

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  1. such a healthy recipe dear! Will try it this week and let u know. thanks for sharing.

  2. Yummy healthy kichadi...one pot meal...thanks for linking with us...

  3. Healthy,nutritious and definitely a comforting food.

  4. Healthy and delicious khichdi.

  5. wow,this is a very innovative idea,using quinoa in khichdi makes it so much more healthy,scrumptious :-)

  6. Delicious and healthy. Love this dish always.

  7. Delicious kichadi.thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop

  8. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is a new dish for me but by the look of it - must taste awesome!

  10. Healthy and nutritious. I love the combo.

  11. Healthy and delicious Kichadi.. Feel like having some :)

  12. Healthy, delicious and easy recipe! easy on stomach too.

  13. moong dal khichdi with quinoa definitely makes great pair.

  14. I love how we've been able to incorporate quinoa into our diet using Indian recipes too. Making a moong dal and quinoa khichdi is a wonderful idea. Light on the tummy and yet filling. Awesome recipe Shobha.

    1. Thanks Mayuri.. I started using Quinoa when I was in Brazil.


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