March 15, 2012

Quinoa Pulao -South American Cuisine in Indian style

Ingredients
Quinoa – 2 cups
Extra Virgin Oil – 2 tbsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Cinnamon Stick – 1 piece
Cardamom – 2
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dried Rosemarry leaves- 1/2 tspn
Black Pepper – 4 ( crushed)
Cloves – 4
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Onions – 1/2 medium, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced
Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced
Green Chilies – to taste, finely chopped
Mixed vegetables - 1 1/2 cup
Chilli powder– 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 3 cups
Lemon/Lime Juice – to taste
Preparation
1. Wash Quinoa (3 times)and soak in water for 30 minutes.
2. Drain all water and set aside.
3. In a pan, heat Oil on medium heat.
4. Add Whole Spices – Bay Leaf, Cinnamon Stick, Black and Green Cardamom. Cook for 30 seconds.
5. Add  Black Pepper, Cloves and Cumin Seeds. 
6. Add Turmeric Powder and Onions. Cook for 1 minute.
7. Add Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies, mix and cook till Onions get translucent.
8. Add Quinoa and roast 5 minutes.
9. Add Vegetables, Chilli powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix
10. Pour in Water and add Lemon Juice.
11. Mix and let the water come to boil.
12. Reduce flame to low, cover with tight lid and cook for 30 minutes.
13. Remove lid, fluff Quinoa gently, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
14. Garnish with Cilantro and serve.

6 comments:

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    1. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  2. Nice pulao with quinoa and veggies.

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  3. Hmmmm as usual nice :)

    Regards
    jenithakavisheshangal.blogspot.com

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