Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quinoa Upma (Serves 2)

Quinoa upma


1. Quinoa 1 cup, cooked according to package instructions
2. Onion 1 small, finely chopped
3. Green chilly 1, finely chopped
4. Carrot 1 small, finely chopped
    Potato 1 small, finely chopped
    Green peas ¼ cup, I used frozen
5. Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
6. Garam masala ¼ tsp
7. Mustard seeds ½ tsp
    Fennel seeds 2 pinches
    Urad dal ¼ tsp
    Chana dal ¼ tsp
    Asafetida a pinch
8. Grated coconut ¼ cup
9. Oil 2 tsp
10. Salt as needed


  • Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
  • Steam the carrots, peas and potato and set aside. I generally add ¼ cup of water with the veggies to a microwave safe dish and steam for 5-6 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and splutter mustard seeds, followed by fennel seeds, urad dal, chana dal and asafetida.
  • Add the onions, green chilly and salt and saute till golden brown.
  • Next throw in the steamed veggies, turmeric powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • Add in the cooked quinoa and mix well to incorporate. Adjust salt if needed and cook covered for 3 minutes.
  • Switch off flame and mix in the grated coconut. Serve hot with pappad, pickle, banana etc..

Quinoa upuma



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