Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Quinoa Upma

Quinoa -1/2cup
Water -1cup
Green chilly - 2 to 3 (adjust to your taste)
Cilantro- to garnish
Channa dal ,Urad dal - 1 teaspoon each
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon

Combine the quinoa with a cup of water and start cooking. Once it started boiling, reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and cook for 7 minutes.
Open the pan, stir it once, reduce the heat to low,  and cook for couple more minutes. (For me, it took roughly about10 minutes to cook). By now the quinoa wont stick to the pan and transparent.
Remove it from the stove, keep it closed for five more minutes.
Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Now add in the dal, fry till they become golden in colour.
Add in the chopped shallots, green chillies, curry leaves(I forgot to add! ;)) and fry for a while.
 Now add in the salt-sugar and give it a quick mix.
 Add in the cooked quinoa, toss it well and reduce the heat to low.
 After 2-3 minutes, add the chopped cilantro and put off the flame.
Healthy and tasty desi style quinoa upma is ready. Serve it with your choice of side dish/pickle/Sugar.
I had it with Mint-onion-tomato chutney and Tomato chutney.


  1. Mahi,
    We just had Quinoa Dosha. Yesterday it was this thinai idli. I have gathered many info about this grain from mom last week :) Your Upma looks delicious especially with that thakkali chutney to its right.

  2. Quinoa upma looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Simply droolworthy.

  3. Excellent upma,nutritious and inviting.

  4. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...


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