December 08, 2009

Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)

After seeing a huge number of Indianized recipes made with Quinoa by the talented chefs at A2Zvegetariancuisine. I thought of making this nimmakaya pulihora or lemon quinoa. I’m extremely happy to say that the end result was awesome. I enjoyed it thoroughly for lunch, it’s a very filling and yummy dish.
Pic updated March 2013.
Ingredients:
Quinoa – 1 cup
Roasted peanuts – 2tbsp
Chana dal – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1tsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Hing – ¼tsp
Curry leaves – 6-8
Dry Red Chilies – 2
Green chilies – 2, slit vertically
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Lemon/ Lime juice – 2tbsp or more to taste
Salt – to taste

Method:
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions; 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water. Add turmeric, 1tsp oil & salt to cooked quinoa, gently toss and set aside to cool.
  • In a small saucepan, heat 2tsp oil and add the tempering ingredients: chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, red chilies, hing and curry leaves. Once the seeds start to splutter add the roasted peanuts and green chilies, sauté for a minute and add this to cooked quinoa.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and gently mix to combine all the ingredients, make sure not to make quinoa mushy. Enjoy with a dollop of yogurt.

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11 comments:

  1. Quinoa is my favorite! I have never tried quinoa in such a recipe though, looks absolutely delicious.

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  2. Love your innovation,will give a try....

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  3. Looks yummy..love d way it looks..

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  4. wow this is indeed really healthy.

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  5. Never tried quinoa yet at home, pulihora looks amazing!

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  6. Pavani, the lemon Quinoa looks awesome. Thanks so much for the nice words about us, feel honoured.

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  7. Best quinoa creation Pavani!

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  8. Quinoa's one of my favorite grains-- making a pulihora with it is quite a wonderful idea, Pavani. Looks amazing.

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  9. Oh this is amazing! I am so going to make this!

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  10. I always want to cook this because of the health benefits, I will try your recipe :)

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  11. Hi , I have tried Lemon Quinoa and it came out very well..my husband liked it too :) thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe..keep posting recipes..

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