Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Quinoa is a wonder grain.. people have started adding it to their daily menu replacing the other grains. You can be innovative and use it in many ways. These days it is easily available in the stores also in the form of flakes and flour.

How to cook quinoa:
Take 1 cup quinoa.
Soak it with sufficient water for 1 hour.
Now rinse them and drain the water using a strainer.
Take a pan and tip in the soaked quinoa.
Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
When it starts to boil, remove the frothy scum with a ladle.
Reduce the flame to medium, cover it with a lid and cook until the water dries up.
It may look little mushy when hot but it will be separated and grainy on cooling.

Note: If you don't have time to soak it add little more water (2-3 tbsps) Otherwise the quantity is double. 1:2

You can watch the video to see the cooking process

You can store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and use in many ways.
 For example:
Add to the salads.
Make pulao adding vegetables.
Make khichdi.
Make cutlets.
Make pongal.
Make porridge.
Add to the uttappam / cheela batter.
Add to the waffle batter.
Bake cakes & breads

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Check out these quinoa recipes:

Quinoa Pulao


  1. You have managed to cook Quinoa perfectly. It took me a while to get used to it's taste. I like to add it to khichedi.

    1. Mina try out pulao with this .. really comes out good.

  2. Quinoa is cooked perfectly Shobha, not sticky or soggy. Love quinoa. Where do you buy the flour from?

  3. I know I need to try quinoa more - it is really healthy

  4. I loved the way you have cooked quinoa. It is not mushy. The recipes suggestions using quinoa are quite appealing. Rinsing quinoa very well indeed is a key point.

  5. Nice tips to cook quinoa which many fail to do rightly. Useful post.

  6. Beautifully cooked quinoa! Each grain is separate and not sticky. Loved the recipe suggestions.

  7. perfect tips to cook quinoa - I love it especialli on stove top, in its khila khila form, and love to add it to pongal / kichdi - Kalyani

    1. Thanks Kalyani. I also use it in many ways.

  8. This is a very useful guide to cooking quinoa. VEry often we over cook quinoa leading to a sticky mess. The tips are perfect to make sure it comes good each time.


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