Monday, September 5, 2011

Quinoa Poha

A lot of us have been talking about Quinoa nowadays & I have  seen some posts also with quinoa dishes.
So I feel that most of us now are aware of the existence of this super grain & have been using it for its nutrition. G & myself both have been hooked to this super grain ever since we were introduced to it maybe like 2-3 years ago. It was just G's diagnoses of  diabetes that that I started searching for healthier substitutes to wheat & rice & stumbled upon Spelt, Millet, Quinoa & natural sweeteners like molasses & xylitol. We tried Quinoa as cereal -with milk & molasses- Yum,  as pulao- good, & then finally I tried poha- super yum.
And I have been making quinoa poha almost every other day now as  G likes to carry it for lunch too - healthy & nutritious & no spills in his bag - perfect.


I cup Quinoa
8-10 curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tablespoon oil
3-4 green chili
2 tablespoon peanuts
I onion finely chopped
Red , green, yellow pepers  chopped1 cup
Broccoli  7-8 small florets
1 tsp lemon juice
 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Start by boiling the cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water. Let it boil on high for 4-5 minutes & turn off the heat. Cover the pan & let it sit for about 15 minutes.
 In a pan heat the oil & add in the mustard seeds . Let them splutter , add peanuts & fry ,  add green chili  curry leaves , onion & saute for 1-2 minutes till the onions are golden. Add the vegetables & saute for another 2-3 minutes.
Add turmeric powder  & salt -stir & finally stir in the  boiled quinoa. Add the lemon juice as desired.

Note: This post has been linked to "Now Serving" Quinoa event.

Cooking with Seeds Quinoa