Pudina Quinoa Recipe

Pudina Quinoa Recipe is a flavorful, simple and fulfilling quinoa dish with mint leaves made in Indian style. Perfect and delicious to be served at lunch or packed into your lunch boxes.

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Pudina Quinoa Recipe
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Pudina Quinoa Recipe is a simple recipe where cooked quinoa is tossed with whole spices and mint leaves to make a delicious Indian style quinoa dish. Made similar to an Pudina Pulao Recipe, here rice is replaced with healthy high fiber quinoa.

Quinoa is a powerhouse of nutrition, rich in fiber, iron, other minerals like manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, zinc. Quinoa is a gluten free grain and is perfect for people who are gluten intolerant. It also has a low glycemic index and hence is good for blood sugar control.

Serve Pudina Quinoa Recipe for lunch along with Dhingri Matar or a simple  Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita. You can also pack Pudina Quinoa along with snacks like Nutty Oats Almond Truffle or Sprouted Ragi & Rajma Cutlets for your office lunch box.

If you like this recipe try our other Quinoa Recipes:

  1. Herbed Butter Garlic Quinoa Recipe
  2. Tomato Quinoa Recipe - With A South Indian Twist
  3. Quinoa Vangi Bath Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , slit
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1/4 Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee

How to make Pudina Quinoa Recipe

  1. To begin making Pudina Quinoa Recipe first wash 1 cup quinoa and soak for two hours. Make sure you wash quinoa nicely to remove any dirt.

  2. Heat ghee into the pressure cooker and once the ghee is hot add the garlic and onions and saute till the onions soften.

  3. Stir in the green chilli, quinoa and the dry spices, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom. Add salt to taste and toss everything on high heat for two minutes.

  4. Add two cups of water and give two whistles. After two whistles reduce the flame to low and simmer the quinoa for 15 minutes and turn off the heat.

  5. Allow the pressure release naturally. After you open the pressure cooker with the help of a spoon fluff up the quinoa.

  6. Add the finely chopped mint leaves and combine Pudina Quinoa. Turn off the flame and remove Pudina Quinoa into a serving bowl.

  7. Serve Pudina Quinoa Recipe for lunch along with Dhingri Matar or a simple  Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita. You can also pack Pudina Quinoa along with snacks like Nutty Oats Almond Truffle or Sprouted Ragi & Rajma Cutlets for your office lunch box.

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