Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quinoa Seasoned with Yogurt

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Quinoa pronounced as "keen-wa",is a grain packed with vitamins and minerals.A superfood,it is a good source of protein,amino acids and antioxidants.This recipe is a nutritious combination of the protein packed wonderfully nutty tasting quinoa with creamy yogurt and crunch from the tempering.Quick and convenient to make this meal is healthy,refreshing and perfect as an accompaniment or a meal by itself.

Ingredients Serves 2
Pressure Cook
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Water
2 tsp Oil

1 tsp chana dal
1 serrano pepper chopped fine-deseeded
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp finely chopped ginger
Few Curry and Coriander leaves-optional
1 tbsp oil

To Mix
1 1/2 cups Cooked Quinoa
1 cup Nonfat Yogurt
10 Raw Cashews freshly roasted-Optional
1/2 cup Sweet Grapes
1/4 cup Water add more if needed
Salt per taste

Wash Quinoa 4-5 times in water.Drain the water completely,add 2 cups water,2 tsp oil and pressure cook in a pan on medium heat for 4-5 pressures about 20 mins depending on the pressure pan.Let it cool completely.Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set aside.

For the Seasoning:Heat oil in a pan add chana dal,when slightly roasted add mustard seeds,when the mustard seeds begin to pop add serrano peppers,ginger,curry and coriander leaves.Mix to blend well and set aside.

To mix:In a bowl add cooked quinoa,grapes,yogurt,water,salt,cashews,seasonings and mix to blend well.

Note:More fruits of different kind can be added if preferred.For a much creamer consistency add higher fat yogurt.For a vegan option substitute with plant based yogurt.



Srimathi said...

I enjoy quinoa a lot and this is what we have every summer. Beautiful clicks.

Sobha Shyam said...

sounds unique and wonderful, looks yum :)

Priya said...

Wow wish to have this healthy and super filling dish, its one of my fav.

Shobha said...

I was also planning to make this..
yummy and healthy..

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy recipe,looks so inviting,will surely try this.

Padhu said...

Delicious quinoa yogurt rice

Subhie Arun said...

wow..perfect for summer!!!..nice shot!

Spice up the Curry said...

this is looking delicious. nice one

Rachana said...

That's a great recipe! Bookmarked!

hemalata said...

Yummy n healthy dish.

Only Fish Recipes said...

ohhh dear...what a fabulous dish !!!!love the choice of ingredients !!!!!bookmarked !!!!

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