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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

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)
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.

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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  1. wow that an innovative payasam :) looks so delicious and creamy !! a very healthy one !!

  2. It tasted awesome.. and it was really nice meeting you yesterday :)

  3. I made the payasam today with slight variation. I added 1 can of evaporated milk and 1 cup of full cream instead of milk. It came out really good and loved the nutty flavor.


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