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Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao is a very simple and easy one pot meal made using Quinoa. Quinoa is a relatively new grain for the Indian taste buds and it appears to be a bit bland for many. They either do not like the taste or do not know how to use it.

Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao

My first attempt with Quinoa was of Quinoa Pulao with vegetables. I simply added a bit of vegetables with different spices and made it the Indian style. I made it with the Indian Touch to adapt to our taste buds. Then I tried this vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free Qunioa Chia Multiseed Bread. This bread was fuss free without any kneading and no yeast at all. It is one of my go to breakfast during the weekdays.


So what is Quinoa

Quinoa is an annual seed-producing flowering plant grown as a grain crop. Quinoa is gluten-free and is rich in protein, dietary fiber, Vitamins and minerals. It is said to aid in weight loss and is a good replacement for those looking to replace Rice in their diet.

So while I was looking for more recipes from this humble grain, I landed on my blogger friend Veena’s recipe Spicy mint Qunioa. I immediately shortlisted this to include in this series.

Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao

What I liked about this Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao recipe is it is very simple and quick to make with very few ingredients. All I need is to make a spicy paste of mint and coriander and mix it along with quinoa, to make a delicious Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao.


So here goes the recipe:


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Mint
  • 2 tbsp Coriander
  • 2 Green chiily
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 inch piece Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 1 Clove (Long)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashew for garnishing

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the Quinoa.
  • Soak it in enough water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain and pressure cook it with 1 Cup water for 3 whistles.
  • I did pressure cook in Instant pot for 2 minutes.
  • Once the pressure settles, remove it.
  • Drain the excess water and spread it on a large plate to cool.
  • Grind the mint, coriander and green chillies with just enough water to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once hot add the cinnamon, cloves and saute for a few seconds.
  • Now add the chopped onion and garlic and saute for a few seconds.
  • Next add in the mint , coriander paste and cook it so that all the water evaporates.
  • Now add the quinoa, salt and gently mix everything so that the masala gets incorporated.
  • Garnish with cashew and serve.

Notes

  • 1 Cup =235 ml
  • 1 tablespoon =15 ml.



Few Rice replacement meals on my blog:


Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao

Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao

Spicy Mint and Coriander Quinoa Pulao is a very simple,easy and healthy one pot meal made using Quinoa and flavoured with mint and coriander.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Gluten Free, One Pot Meal, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Mint
  • 2 tbsp Coriander
  • 2 Green chiily
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 inch piece Cinnamon Dalchini
  • 1 Clove Long
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashew for garnishing

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the Quinoa.
  • Soak it in enough water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain and pressure cook it with 1 Cup water for 3 whistles.
  • I did pressure cook in Instant pot for 2 minutes.
  • Once the pressure settles, remove it.
  • Drain the excess water and spread it on a large plate to cool.
  • Grind the mint, coriander and green chillies with just enough water to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once hot add the cinnamon, cloves and saute for a few seconds.
  • Now add the chopped onion and garlic and saute for a few seconds.
  • Next add in the mint , coriander paste and cook it so that all the water evaporates.
  • Now add the quinoa, salt and gently mix everything so that the masala gets incorporated.
  • Garnish with cashew and serve.
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    Swati

    Saturday 1st of June 2019

    What a flavourful nutritious treat. A good option for those who avoid rice in their diets. Very nice share!!

    Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    Monday 13th of May 2019

    That's one flavorful quinoa. Love the earthy combination of quinoa with mint and coriander.

    Kalyani

    Wednesday 8th of May 2019

    that's a power packed bowl of goodness - quinoa and coriander coming together in a healthy dish !

    Gayathri Kumar

    Friday 3rd of May 2019

    I haven't yet tried quinoa and I am not sure whether I would cook it perfect. Love the vibrant colour of the pulao and definitely a nutritious meal.

    CookwithRenu

    Friday 3rd of May 2019

    Thank You

    Sharmila Kingsly

    Thursday 2nd of May 2019

    Healthy and colourful quinoa.. lovely to see the nuts topped in it...