Tomato Quinoa Recipe - With A South Indian Twist
A south Indian style Tomato flavoured quinoa recipe is a healthy take on using quinoa for making tomato rice. The dish is made using simple and local ingredients that are available in your kitchen. You can serve it along with tomato and onion cucumber raita and some crispy papad for your mid day meal.
South Indian Style Tomato Quinoa Recipe is a healthy take on using quinoa to make a simple tomato rice. The quinoa is cooked along with sautéed onions, tomatoes and garlic. The addition of sambar powder with quinoa brings in a wonderful flavour to the dish. The masalas are simple and is used in our everyday kitchen.
Quinoa is a gluten free ingredient that makes it an excellent food for people who are following a gluten free diet. It is considered as a seed that contains twice the amount of fibre when compared to other grains. It is also rich in protein and can be replaced in dishes that use rice for a healthy diet.
You can even pack the Tomato Quinoa into a kids lunch box and they will simply love it.
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- 1 cup Quinoa
- 2 cups Water
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , chopped or 1 regular onions sliced
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- 1 tablespoon Ghee , optional
How to make Tomato Quinoa Recipe - With A South Indian Twist
To begin making the South Indian Style Tomato Quinoa Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep it ready.
Heat a pressure cooker with ghee over medium heat; add in the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
Once the mustard seeds crackle, stir in the garlic ,ginger and onions and saute until the onions soften.
Once the onions are softened add the curry leaves, tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Once the tomatoes become soft and mushy, stir in the cardamom powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and sambar powder. Mix well to combine. Add 1 cup of quinoa into the pressure cooker and 2 cups of water.
Pressure cook the Tomato Quinoa for about 4 to 6 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally from the Tomato Quinoa.
Once the pressure has released, stir in chopped coriander leaves. Transfer the Tomato Quinoa to a serving bowl and serve hot.