Friday, July 10, 2009

Quinoa Veggie Upma

Quinoa is high in protein. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health- building nutrients.
Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorous.
Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, the mineral that relaxes blood vessels.
Quinoa is not a grain, it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and subtly flavored.
Quinoa is easily digested for optimal absorption of nutrients.
Quinoa recipe is healthy and easy too......
Try it out and let me know.......... Here goes my recipe.....


Quinoa - 1 cup
Mixed vegetable - 1/2 cup
Bell peppers - 3 colors
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 2 -3 pods
Basil - 10-15 leaves
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 4-5
Water - 2 cups
Chick peas - 1/4 cup ( boiled)
Black pepper powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan stir in quinoa and reduce heat to medium low.
Simmer uncovered for 15-20 min stirring occasionally. Cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa are tender. Keep it covered for 10 min.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, onion and saute it till onion becomes light brown.
Then add garlic, bell peppers and fry it till crispy. Then add mixed vegetable, salt, pepper and mix well and cook for 10 min.
Then add quinoa, chick peas, and basil leaves and mix well.
Serve with coriander chutney or coconut chutney.


  1. Have never tasted this,anyway upma maeans I always die for :) Nice Picture Anu :)

  2. oh never tried this...looks great, thanks for sharing the recipe Anu!

  3. Thank you Raks for your comment.. Try it out and let me know..

  4. Thank you Aruna for your comment..


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