Monday, February 14, 2011

Quinoa Pulao With Mixed Veggies

Hello friends,


Had a very busy weekend. Loved it to the core. And, of course the week starts with love Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day to All My Blog Readers. May you all have love in your lives forever.


Here is a very simply recipe which I tried after seeing may posts on Quinoa. I still need to experiment with this grain more. 


Quinoa Pulao with Mixed Veggies
Ingredients
Quinoa - 1 cup (soaked in water for an hour and drained)
Mix Veggied - 1 cup (I used frozen mix of peas, carrots, corn, green beans and lima beans)
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece, grated
Garlic - 4-5, minced or finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Whole Spices
Black Cardamom - 1 piece
Cinnamon  - 1 inch stick
Bay Leaf - 1 or 2
Cloves - 3-4
Preparation
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add oil.
  • Once oil is hot, add whole spices and heat for 10 seconds or till nice aroma comes.
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add finely chopped onion, ginger and garlic and cook till onion pieces are translucent.
  • Add all veggies and mix well and fry for about 2 min.
  • Add drained quinoa and all spice powders. Mix well and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Transfer it to a rice cooker or cook it in the same pan (as convenient to you) by adding double the amount of water (add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of quinoa).
  • Cook it till quinoa and veggies are all cooked.
  • Remove the whole spices before serving (they will usually float to the top) as you may not want to bite into it.
Serving
Serve it with any kind of raita (veggies in yogurt) or just plain yogurt. As the pulao is little spicy, this is the perfect combo. Enjoy it warm :)


Here are some of my other quinoa recipes.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.

35 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

What a healthy and fabulous rice dish priya. Loved it :)

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 andd healthy recipe of rice

Amritha Kalyani said...

i love quinoa.. your pulao looks delicious and healthy..

savitha ramesh said...

yummy and healthy pulao

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious healthy combination

Sangi said...

yummy n healthy pulao..

Saras said...

It is very new & never tasted before.
Your click tempting me to try it out..dear

Now Serving said...

Looks really healthy - I love Quinoa - I've made a Chinese stir fry dish with it - I must try this with rice next --

Priya Sreeram said...

perfect comfort food to be savoured with Dahi-yum

aipi said...

That is a fantastic recipe using the wonder grain quinoa..i have incorporated quinoa in my family's diet in a big way and nice recipes like these are always welcome :)


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aipi said...

Hey forgot earlier..Have a wonderful rest of the day with your valentine :)



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Swathi said...

Qunioa pulao looks awesome.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A delicious looking healthy pulao dear. Great Recipe.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Padma said...

Healthy and delicious pulao.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
love it...

Priti said...

Looks yum dear...Wish you Happy V day too

Kurinji said...

Yummy and healthy recipe...
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The Foodie said...

Very healthy dish priya. Happy Valentine's day.

Yummy Team said...

Healthy n yummy pulav..Interesting recipe, priya..

Priya said...

Happy V day Priya, pulao with quinoa looks absolutely delicious and inviting, wat a healthy one pot meal..

Pari said...

Hi.
I am yet to try quinoa as we do not get it here, but this sounds very healthy.


FOODELICIOUS

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks fantastic. A very healthy bowl.

Leena said...

Looks awesome and delicious!

harini-jaya said...

I love this wonder grain whichever way iy is cooked...shall try this version too..

Priya (elaichii) said...

Nice one Priya! I love quinoa:))

Madhavi said...

Very healthy and yummm pulao!!!

Laavanya said...

I've started enjoying quinoa recipes too - I made something similar the first time i tried it :)

Raina said...

I have never tried quinoa but would love too, especially prepared like this. It looks so healthy and delicious:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Healthy one indeed. Have been thinking of a pulao with quinoa for some time now. Buying quinoa means a trip to a store away and I have run out of my stock.

Gulmohar said...

Such a healthy breakfast..looks yumm too

Vegetarian Zest said...

This is such a comfort food and has all the nutrients in it. Lovely and easy recipe.

arthi said...

wow!!healthy and tasty dish..

Reeni said...

Your quinoa looks really delicious! Love it with the raita! Hope my pictures are showing up for you now.

Pushpa said...

Quinoa pulav looks delicious...

sweet artichoke said...

A really nice and tasty way to prepare quinoa :-)

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