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Quinoa was lying in my pantry for a long time. So finally decided to give it a go. Just added the vegetables I like and followed my taste buds, the taste which I was craving for, out of Quinoa, and it was amazing. I did not thought Quinoa can be so tasty with the Indian spices. One can add any vegetables one likes.
So here goes the recipe:
- 1/2 Cup Quinoa washed and soaked for 15-20 minutes in normal room temperature water
- 1/4 Cup Capsicum diced (I used red – Simla Mirchi)
- 1/4 Cup Green Peas (Matar)
- 1 teaspoon of Olive/Vegetable/Sunflower oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
- 7-8 curry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
- 1 green chili finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon of Red chili powder
- 1-1.5 Cups of water (More or less might be required)
- Salt as per taste
- Wash the Quinoa thoroughly in water.
- Saok the Quinoa for 15-20 minutes in normal water.
- In a pan add oil. Once hot, add the mustard seeds.
- Once the mustard crackles add curry leaves and green chillies. One can add onion, grated ginger and garlic too. (I have not added)
- Add the capsicum and green peas and saute for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the remaining masala’s.
- Now add the Quinoa (Water removed)
- Saute the Quinoa for 3-4 minutes so that it gets roasted.
- Now add 1-1.5 cups water and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
- The Quinoa will become translucent and will puff up once cooked. If desired add more water and let it cook for another 5 minutes or so.
- Serve hot as a main course.
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