Friday, July 11, 2014

QUINOA KHICHDI

Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.It is closely related to species such as beetroots,spinach and tumbleweeds.It is good gluten-free source of high protein,iron and fiber.It is a quick and flavorful way to get in a serving of whole grains.

 INGREDIENTS:-

Quinoa-1 cup
Toor dal-1/4 cup
Masoor dal-1/4 cup
Cauliflower-8-10 florets
Chopped carrot-1/2 cup
Beans-1/2 cup
Green peas-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder-2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-5-6
Bay leaf-1
Whole Red chili-2
Salt to taste
Oil or ghee-1 tbsp
Water-4 cups




METHOD:-

1-Wash quinoa,dal and vegetables separately and drain well.
2-Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker,crack the cumin seeds,bay leaves,red chili and curry leaves.
3-Add all the vegetables and fry for 5-6 minutes.
4-Add turmeric powder,roasted cumin powder and salt and mix well.
5-Then add quinoa,toor dal and masoor dal,mix properly.
6-Fry for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.
7-Then add water and pressure cook them for 2 whistle.
8-Serve hot with ghee.











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