Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quinoa and Lentil Khichdi

Adapted from

Quinoa - 1/2 cup
Red Lentil / Masoor dal - 1/4 cup
Yellow Lentil / Mung Dal - 1/4 cup
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dried Red Chili - 2
Onion - 1/2 cup, chopped
Green Chili - 1, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, grated
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Water - 3.5 cups

Mix quinoa and lentils together, put in a large strainer and wash under running water for a couple of minutes. Keep aside.

Heat oil in the pressure cooker pan. Add cumin seeds and red chili.

Add the chopped onion and green chili and cook till the onion gets soft.

Add grated ginger and cook for a minute more.

Now add quinoa and lentils, salt, turmeric and 3.5 cups of water. Mix well and cook under pressure for 4 whistles.

Serve hot with a little ghee on top, a side of sauteed spinach and garlic peanut chutney.

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