Monday, February 1, 2016

Quinoa with French Lentils

Quinoa - 1/2 cup
French Lentils - 1/2 cup (cooked with 1 cup of water, drained of all liquid and kept aside)
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, grated
Green Chili - 2, finely chopped
Roasted Peanuts - a handful
Roasted Cashew nuts - a handful
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

Place the quinoa in a strainer and wash well for at least a couple of minutes. Add 1 cup 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, chopped onion, grated ginger, chopped green chilies. Saute till the onion turns light brown.

Add the roasted nuts, quinoa and french lentils. Adjust salt and mix everything well and cook for a few minutes more.

Add a dash of lemon juice and serve with fried / poached eggs.

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