Monday, May 2, 2011

Quinoa Upma

Quinoa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2, finely chopped
Tomato - 1/2, chopped
Frozen Green Peas - a handful
Carrot - 1(small), grated
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch, grated
Green Chilli - 2, finely chopped
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Roasted Chana Dal / Dalia - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Peanuts - a handful
Cashewnuts - a handful
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
lemon Juice - 2 tsp

Place the quinoa in a strainer and wash well for atleast a couple of minutes. Add 2 cups of water and cook on medium heat till the water dries up and the quinoa is fluffy. The quinoa looks transparent when it is cooked. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Then add cumin seeds, grated ginger, chopped green chillies, urad dal and curry leaves. Saute till the urad dal turns light brown.

Add chopped onion, salt and cook till the onion gets soft.

Add frozen green peas, grated carrots, tomato, roasted chana dal and the nuts. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Then add the quinoa, adjust salt and mix everything well.

Add a dash of lemon juice and serve.

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