Quinoa Pulav

Hah, finally, i made something out of quinoa, instead of  having it as a rice substitute!
Want to know about quinoa? Please refer to "Know your Ingredients" page.
My recipe has :
Quinoa Pulav

Quinoa              1  cup
Mixed Vegetables [Corn, Peas, Beans]    -    1 cup
1  medium potato
4 Green chillies
1 bunch of  Scallions [Green Onions]
few Cashews
Ginger and Garlic
Curry leaves
few mint leaves and cilantro
1 lime
Salt to taste
Oil to saute

whole spices
1/2  tsp  Kala Jeera [Black cumins]
1  cinnamon stick
Couple Bay leaves
2 tsp Kasoori Methi  [dry fenugreek leaves]

powdered spices
1  tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp  Amchur powder [dry mango powder]
1/2  tsp cardomom powder
2 tsps  corriander powder
1 tsp homemade peanut powder [optional]

Procedure :
Wash quinoa and soak them in water for 30 mins.
Soak quinoa for 30 mins

After 30 mins, drain away all the water and keep the soaked quinoa aside.

In a pan, add some oil, let it heat up, add whole masalas, cashews.
Add scallions, ginger and garlic, Green Chillies, curry leaves, salt, let them cook for 5 mins or until onions turns tender.
Add potato, let it cook for 5 mins; Add vegetables [corn, peas, beans], cook for 5 mins.
Add soaked quinoa, roast for 5 mins.
soaked quinoa added to veggies

Add all powder masalas.
Add 1.5 [1 and half]  cups of water.
Close the lid and let it cook for 10 mins.
Once quinoa is cooked, open the lid, add mint, cilantro, stir altogether, switch off stove, give the punch of lime and serve it hot.
Quinoa pulav ready


  1. delicious.. oh noru vuri potundi chustuntene...

  2. hehe :D thank you so much. why delay, try it ivale ;)