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Preethi Anand Quinoa Upma

A delicious preparation of upma with Quinoa. packed with vegetables and flavor this dish can make into a lunch box or even a quick dinner. Recipe By: Preethi Anand


1 cup cooked Quinoa
1/2 cup peas, steamed
1/2 cup diced carrots, steamed
2 green chillies sliced
1 cup sliced onions
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
salt according to taste
coriander for garnishing

Ingredients for Seasoning
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon channa dal
1/2 teaspoon urad dal


Cook quinoa separately (according to the instructions)and keep aside. 

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add mustard, cumin, channa dal, urad dal, asafoetida(in the same order. You can also add curry leaves). Once dals become golden brown, add in onions and salt. Saute until the onions are tender and turned translucent. 

Stir in the green chillies, carrots and peas and saute for a few minutes.  AT this stage add in the garam masala.
Finally add the cooked quinoa, cover the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. 

Turn off the heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. 

Note: If the Quinoa is cooked in the night then this breakfast can be made in a jiffy!