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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quinoa Upma



1/2 cup Quinoa
1 cup water
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon channa dal
1 teaspoon urad dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon chopped green chili or to taste
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup chopped almonds (optional)

Wash and cook the quinoa in 1 cup of water.  It takes about 15 minutes to cook.  Keep it aside.

For Seasoning heat a pan with 2 tablespoon of oil.  When it is hot add channa dal, urad dal, when the dal turns brown add mustard seeds, when the mustard seeds crackles add ginger, green chilies, saute for a minute add about 2 tablespoon of water and the frozen vegetables cover and cook for five minutes.
Remove cover add salt mix and slowly mix the cooked quinoa.  
Serves 2.

Serve with chutney, raita or aviyal.  Quinoa is a native to south America.  It is high in protein and eaten as a staple.  This recipe compliments Quinoa beautifully.

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