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Quinoa Upma Recipe

Made with quinoa grains and veggies, this tasty upma is made in a typical South Indian way

Quinoa Upma Recipe

Bored of eating the usual boring breakfast every day? Want something healthy yet tasty at the same time? Then you need to try this delicious quinoa upma recipe. Made with quinoa grains and veggies, this tasty upma is made in a typical South Indian way.

It has a tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves, along with some urad and moong dal.

You can add veggies of your choice to make this recipe extra flavourful. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or some pickle and enjoy a nutritious breakfast.


4 Servings

1 cup quinoa

1 large chopped onion

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

1 dry red chili

1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

2 stalks curry leaves

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon urad dal

1 teaspoon yellow moong dal

1/2 cup chopped carrot

1/3 cup frozen peas

salt as required

2 cup water

1 chopped capsicum (green pepper)

1/4 cup chopped green beans


Step 1 / 5 Rinse Quinoa

Put quinoa in a strainer and rinse it thoroughly under running water.

Step 2 / 5 Heat Oil In A Pan

Now heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them splutter for a minute. Now add asafoetida, moong dal and urad dal. Stir and let them saute for a few minutes. Add chopped ginger and dry red chilli and mix.

Step 3 / 5 Add Veggies

Now add chopped onions and curry leaves. Stir on low flame for a few minutes. Now add carrots, capsicum, peas and green beans. Add salt as per taste and mix.

Step 4 / 5 Add Quinoa

Now add quinia, mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes. Then add water and mix well. Cover the lid and let it cook for a few minutes. Now stir it and let it cook till the water gets absorbed and the quinoa grains turn translucent.

Step 5 / 5 Ready To Be Served

Your healthy breakfast dish is ready to be served. Make sure you try this recipe, rate it and let us know in the comments how it turned out to be.

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