Quinoa Veg Upma

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup quinoa , washed and drained
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai /sarson)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 4 curry leaves (kadipatta)
  • 1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
  • 1 tbsp raw peanuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

METHOD

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the Cashew Nuts and peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the green peas and carrot and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the quinoa and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the chilli powder, salt and 2¼ cups of hot water, mix well cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 20 to 22 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
  9. Serve hot.

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