Saturday, April 2, 2011

Quinoa Kichidi

If you like Quinoa, you should definitely try this. Even if you don't like the taste of this high protein seed, you should try making this dish and I am sure Quinoa will go away from your not so favorite food list. The addition of mung bean gives a very nice taste to this dish. The addition of sweet peppers & spices not only makes it taste better but also kind of hides the slight bitter taste of Quinoa.

This is a one pot dish, with low carb and high protein content. With a cup of raita, this would be a perfect balanced, quick and filling meal.  So try this out and let me know, how you liked it.

Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - 10 Minutes

Serves - 1 to 2


Cooked Quinoa - 1 Cup

Cooked Mung Bean(Moong Dal) - 1/2 Cup

Chopped bell pepper - 1 Cup (Red, Yellow & green)

Sambar powder - 1/2 Tsp

Garam Masala powder - 1/4 Tsp

Salt - 3/4 Tsp or to taste

Lemon Juice - 1 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Ghee(Clarified butter) - 1/2 Tsp

Water - 2 Tbsp or more depending on the thickness desired


Coconut Oil - 1 Tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp

Curry leaves - few


Chopped Cilantro


1) Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil and once this is hot add the mustard seeds.

2) After the mustard seeds stop spluttering, add the asafoetida powder, curry leaves and the chopped bell peppers and little bit of salt.

3) Once the bell peppers are tender, add the sambar powder, saute for a few seconds and then add the cooked quinoa and cooked moong dal along with the remaining salt.

4) If the quinoa mixture is too thick, add little bit of water and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

5) Switch off and add 1/2 tsp ghee and chopped cilantro. Add the lemon juice once it slightly cools down, combine well.

6) Serve with raita enjoy.

Event Participation

1) This goes to Only Original Recipes hosted by Nivedita an event started by Pari.

2) Sending this to WWC-Quinoa for Dinner hosted by Ohtastensee an event started by Sanjeeta.


Swathi said...

Quinoa kichidi looks dleicious. love it.

aipi said...

What a healthy n awesome one pot quinoa and this is a super recipe using the wonder grain!

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Prathibha said...

Healthy khichdi...looks yummy...

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Thats one healthy pot of meal :) Love it :)

Priti said...

Looks yum n colourful...

Priya said...

Thats a colourful and delicious filling kichdi..yumm!

Deeksha said...

Hi Sadhna
thanks for visiting my blog and giving lovely have a nice blog too!

Vimitha Anand said...

Quinoa is very good for women and this is fully healthy meal

Madhavi said...

Very healthy post..khichdi looks yummmmm!!!

Sowmya said...

Great healthy meal - colorful and quick!

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Miriam said...

I L.O.V.E. quinoa! Great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Dimah said...

first time here…
This sounds and looks awesome!

Padma said...

Healthy and colorful kichidi.

sharada said...

Healthy pot of meal looks great & delish

Denny said...

Really healthy...making me hungry. thanks for sending it to the event.

Radha Rayasam said...

One of the most meticulous, colorful, and healthful blog ever! Keep it up!

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