Friday, March 8, 2013

Lemon Quinoa

One more Weekend on board!!!!After a longtime gonna experience a sunny weekend this week,wish sun should spread a warmthy n bright days for the weekend.Day light saving starts on Sunday,rebounding the clock pin back for an hour and gonna enjoy the balmy days here after :)Talking about the title for the post,yes one more healthy recipe from my kitchen.In contemporary times, quinoa has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high, yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant Quinoa is gluten -free and considered easy to digest.If Ur bored up of brown rice then this is a very good options for Ur taste buds.This yummyyy nutty flavour blend well with any type of vegetable and enhances the flavour for any recipe.U can just cook it and have it for with any liquid side dish.Are u curious to know more about this??Hop on to this link and have a detail look here. I have tried few varieties of recipes with quinoa,out of them this lemon flavour is one of the tastier recipeee..It's a super simple dish,it's def a best n relishing option for the women who are busy in their routine grind.leaping to the recipe now..

Things needed :

Lemon             2
Quinoa            1cup (cooked)
Green Chili    2
Oil
Salt 

Tadka Ingredients :

Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
Urad dal
Chana dal
Peanut/Cashew (optional)
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder
Hing

Take a close shot of the nutty lemon quinoa!!!




How to cook Quinoa :

  1. Wash quinoa and for 1 cup of quinoa add 2 cup of water and pinch of salt.
  2.  Put it in a high flame on stove top and bring to a boil.
  3.  Reduce heat and place lid and cook till it is done.
Lemon quinoa recipe :
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add ½ tsp of mustard (avaalu, ria) and let them splutter.
  •  Add 1 tsp black gram (urad dal, minappappu), 1 tbsp of Bengal gram (channa dal, senaga pappu), 2 slit green chillies and fry till the dals till they turn red (approx 2 mts) on medium heat.
  • Add Peanut/Cashew to the fried dals and cook on med flame for few min till they change colour.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric, 10-12 curry leaves and 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing, inguva) and fry for 10-15 seconds. Turn off heat.
  • Add this to the cooked quinoa with 5-6 tbsp of lemon juice. Combine well. Adjust salt and lemon juice.
  • Serve with a pickle or curd on side.

Look at my Yuummyyyy Plate here!!!!



Note : U can cook quinoa in a rice cooker just as u cook the rice.
 
Hope u guys try this yummyyy,tangy,healthy recipe and stay healthy :) Don't forget to leave a line!!!


            
  

16 comments:

Tanya Anurag said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

After reading all the benefits of Quinoa, I am convinced to try the dish and it looks not much time consuming too. Thanks for sharing!

Dr Sonia S V said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How utterly delicious it looks!

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yummy Quinoa.. I do this too!

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Healthy and so yum!

radha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Healthy indianised recipe !

rama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks so much like broken wheat. I make broken wheat upumpa quite often with cabbage, onion, and tomatoes. It would take a little longer to cook than Rava, but it taste very good. And I don't first boil it, I just put it after the usual seasoning, along with vegetables and add water and let them all cook together covered.
My mother used to make it and I learnt it from her.
Yours look very delicious, and the presentation is also very nice.

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow what an amazing tempting dish. would love to see you at my space too.

yummychunklet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pretty stack!

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hi kala, thanks for your visit. this quinoa looks yummy, great recipe-

Introverted Art said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am trying to cook with quinoa more often, this recipe looks so yummy.

belesaaru said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah nice recipe, yes I have tried couple of them but not this one. Would love to include this recipe to my schedule and make it.

padmaja said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I find know about this recipe, looks very appetizing , should try soon, your pics are gorgeous, the taste must be too!

Cloud Nine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks mouthwatering!!! Lovely dish, healthy too!

Ruprekha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks real yummy!
You have a lovely blog Kala, pleasure visiting.

geetlee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yummy. Definitely worth a try.

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lemon quinoa looks lovely and very creative!