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Showing posts with label Quinoa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quinoa. Show all posts

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quinoa Payasam Recipe /Quinoa Kheer Recipe /Quinoa Porridge /Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Quinoa Payasam recipe,Quinoa Kheer recipe,Quinoa Porridge recipe,Quinoa Pudding Recipe
Quinoa Payasam

Ingredients
Quinoa-1/2 cup
( wash couple of times by massaging the seeds to get rid of the bitter saponin completely)
Water-2 cups
Milk -5 cups
Sugar-1/2 cup
(As i was preparing for a party i added 1tbsp extra to make it a bit sweet)
Crushed pistachio & almonds - each 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Saffron a pinch (optional for garnish)
Rose essence - few drops (optional)
Method
Pressure cook quinoa with 2 cups of water,may be just a whistle.Once cooked open the pressure cooker,add the milk give a stir.
In low flame cook the kheer till semi thick or consistency you want for about 15 minutes.Add the sugar,cardamom powder & crushed nuts,cook it for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Switch off the stove ,garnish with saffron & rose essence if using,serve it hot or cold.

Note:
a) Condensed milk can be added for extra richness.
b) Always use whole milk for any kind of payasam/kheer.
c) If you like you can also add fried raisins & cashew nuts in ghee.
d) Wash quinoa couple of times my massaging the seeds to get rid of the bitter saponin completely.
e) Some people also add jaggery instead of sugar & slight coconut milk to give extra richness.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quinoa Carrot Pulao

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes)
Salt to taste
Grated carrot-1/2 cup
Mint leaves chopped-3tsp
Green chillies chopped-1
Onion chopped-1/4
Tomato chopped-1/4
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Jeera-1/8tsp
Cloves,cardamom-1 each
Cinnamon-a small piece
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,mint,tomato,carrot & chillies till light brown.Add the washed quinoa,salt & water.Cover with a lid and cook it till done in medium low flame.Serve it with raita..









Friday, December 14, 2012

Quinoa Adai

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
Channa dhal-1/2 cup
Thoor dhal-1/2 cup
Ginger-a very small piece
Red chillies-3
Chopped curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Grated coconut-3tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Oil-required amount to cook adai
Method
Wash & soak quinoa,red chillies & dhals together for 2 hours.Grind it to a semi thick coarse batter.To this add all above ingredients & mix it up.Heat a tawa,pour a ladle of batter spread it to a thick circle.Pour oil around & cook it till crisp & brown on both sides.Serve it hot with any side dish.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Quinoa Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Slightly dry roasted & powdered quinoa-1/2 cup
Besan-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Hing-1tsp
Water-required amount to make a soft dough
Hot oil-1tbsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Pour water little by little & make a soft dough with all above ingredients.Heat oil in a pan,fill some dough in the murukku press/mould.Press directly into the hot oil.Deep fry in medium flame till light brown on all sides & crisp .Remove on a kitchen paper. Cool & store in a air tight container.



Monday, September 12, 2011

Quinoa Pesarattu


Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked for 1 hour)
Whole green moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(soaked for 4 hours)
Ginger -a small piece
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2 or 3
Chopped onion little for filling
Oil-to cook pesarattu
Method
Grind all above ingredients to a smooth batter(no need to ferment).Heat a tawa,pour a ladle of batter.Spread it a bit thin, pour little oil around & cook it both sides till light brown.Before removing sprinkle some chopped onions fold the pesarattu & serve it hot with any chutney.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Instant Quinoa Idly

Ingredients
Slightly dry roasted & coarsely powdered Quinoa-1/2 cup
Slightly dry roasted & coarsely powdered quick oats-1/2 cup
Slightly dry roasted semolina/Sooji-1/4 cup
ENO fruit salt-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Curd-less than 2 cups
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Chopped curry leaves-little
Grated ginger-1/8tsp
Hing-a pinch
Method
Mix all above ingredients together except ENO.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Cool & pour it in the above mixture.Just before pouring it in greased Idly pans add the ENO beat it well & pour immediately & steam it till cooked.Serve it with any chutney.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quinoa & Sweet Potato Cutlet

Ingredients
Finely shredded or chopped vegetables-1 cup
(I used cabbage,carrot,beans)
Boiled & mashed sweet potato-1/2 cup
Cooked quinoa-1/4 cup
Boiled & mashed potato-1
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-a handful
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Oil-to fry
Bread crumbs & beaten egg
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil fry onion till transparent.Add the vegetables,ginger & garlic paste,salt dry ingredients & fry for 2 minutes.Switch off the stove cool a bit & mix the potato,coriander leaves,cooked quinoa & sweet potato.Mix it well & take a small ball & slightly flatten it.Dip it in egg & roll it in bread crumbs.Heat oil in a pan & shallow fry it.Serve it with ketchup.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quinoa Sponge Dosa

Ingredients
Quinoa-1/2 cup
Brown rice-1/2 cup
Aval(Poha)-1/2 cup
Uraddhal-1/8 cup
Butter milk-1 cup
Salt to taste
Cooking soda-1/2tsp
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Wash & soak all above ingredients(except salt & cooking soda) overnight.Next day grind it to a smooth semi thick batter.Add salt & cooking soda just before making.Pour a ladle of batter on a tawa,spread it slightly.Pour oil around it,cover & cook it both sides till done.Serve it with any side dish you desire.



Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes

Quinoa Idli recipe / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes
Quinoa Idli with Idli Rice
Ingredients
Brown rice or Idly rice-1 cup
(I used brown rice)
Quinoa-1 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Methi/fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes/idli recipe
Quinoa Idli With Brown Rice
Method
Wash & soak quinoa,methi & brown rice together & dhal separately for 3 hrs.
Grind dhal till fluffy & keep it aside.Grind the rice till a smooth batter.
Mix both the batters together,add salt & leave them to ferment overnight.
Next day mix the batter,grease Idli plates.Pour a ladle of batter into the idli plates & steam them for 7 to 8 minutes or till cooked.
Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomato & Tofu Quinoa Bath

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in 1 & 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes)
Hunt's Tomato sauce-1/4 cup
Cubed firm tofu-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Channa dhal-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry chillies,ginger & onion till light brown.Add the tofu,salt,turmeric powder & sauce.Cook for 2 more minutes.Add the soaked quinoa with water & tomato sauce.Cover & cook it in low flame till dry.Serve it with raita.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Ingredients
Finely chopped vegetables-1 cup
(I used carrot,beans,cabbage,celery)
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped coriander leaves-3tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Rice flour-3tsp
Besan-6tsp
Cooked quinoa-1/3 cup
Oil to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together(do not add any water,if required sprinkle very little).Heat oil in a pan & drop small pieces of dough.Deep fry it till brown & crisp on both sides.Serve it with any dip.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vegetable Quinoa Birinji

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
Frozen mixed vegetables-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Slit green chillies-2
Chopped mint leaves-2tsp
Sliced garlic-2
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cloves-1
Cardamom-1
Cinnamon-a small piece
Bay leaf-1
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,mint,garlic,onion,vegetables,salt & turmeric powder till light brown.Now add the washed quinoa,coconut milk & water.Cook it in low flame till done.Garnish with mint leaves.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quinoa Peas Pulao

Ingredients
Quinoa-1/2 cup
Water-1 & 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Peas-1/4 cup
Sliced onion-1tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Sliced garlic-1
Mint-8 leaves
Tempering
Oil-1/2 tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Cloves,Bay leaf & cardamom-1 each
Cinnamon-a small piece
Method
Wash & soak quinoa with 1 & 1/4 cup of water for 10 minutes.Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it .Fry onion,mint ,chillies & garlic for 2 minutes.Add the peas & soaked quinoa with water.Cover & cook it in low flame till dry.Serve it with any gravy or raita.




Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quinoa Chutney

Ingredients
Quinoa-3tsp
Masoor dhal-2tsp
(or Thur dhal)
Urad dhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Grated coconut-1tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Garlic chopped-1
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry all above ingredients till light brown.Cool,add water,salt & grind it to a smooth paste.Serve it with rice or any tiffin.







Monday, March 22, 2010

Quinoa Ven Pongal

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(I used slit green moongh dhal)
Grated ginger -1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Tempering
Jeera & Crushed black pepper-each-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Ghee-1tbsp
Cashew nuts-2tsp
Method
Heat a pressure cooker dry roast moongh dhal till light brown colour & nice aroma comes out.Add the quinoa,turmeric powder,salt,ginger & water,cook it till done.Temper it,mix it well & serve it hot with any chutney.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quinoa Sweet Pongal

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in water for 30 minutes)
Yellow moongh dhal-1/2 cup
Channa dhal-1tbsp
Salt a pinch
Brown sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Milk-1/4 cup
Water-4 cups
Ghee-4tbsp
Nuts-1tbsp
(fried in ghee)
Edible camphor-little
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Saffron -little
(soaked in little milk)
Method
Heat a pressure cooker & fry moongh dhal till light brown.Add channa dhal,quinoa,milk,water & cook it till done.Mix brown sugar,edible camphor,cardamom powder & ghee.Mix it well & give a nice boil.Mix in the nuts & serve it hot.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lentils & Quinoa Sambar Bath

Ingredients
American lentils soaked-1 & 1/2 cup
(soaked overnight)
Quinoa -1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-2
Curry leaves-little
Tamarind paste-3tsp
Frozen vegetables-1 cup
Chopped capsicum-1/2
Drumstick-1/2 cup
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1tsp,Urad dhal-1/2tsp,Channa dhal-1/2tsp,Methi-1/4tsp
Garnishing
Ghee-3tsp,Cashew nut-8,Curry leaves-little,Red chilly-6
(fry above ingredients in ghee)
Method
Heat a pressure cooker temper it.Fry onion,tomato & curry leaves till light brown.Add the dry ingredients fry a bit,add the vegetables,lentils & tamarind paste.Pour some water & pressure cook it.Once cool open & add the quinoa pour 1:2 ratio of water & cook it till done.Garnish it with cashew nut,red chillies & curry leaves tempered in ghee.Serve it hot with papadam.
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