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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.
To learn more about quinoa see here

12 comments:

  1. Recipe looks interesting but never heard of quinoa before.Some sort of grain.

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  2. Nice one! I have made quinoa into upma..
    http://shakahaari.blogspot.com/2008/07/quinoa-upma.html

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  3. wow Sounds Delicious...Must try this one!!!

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  4. Looks awesome and delicious. well presented.

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  5. this is new to me Sailu...beautiful persentation andnice click.. :)

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  6. Very innovative Sailaja, never made any recipe with Quinoa......
    Thanks for the delicious recipe:)

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  7. My best wishes for 2010,Sailaja :D

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  8. Thats really innovative dish..and healthy too wish to try this soon.

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