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.

Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)

Pic updated March 2013.

Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)
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 d...

Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • CuisineFusion
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking TimePTNaNHNaNM
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M

Ingredients

Quinoa
1 cup
Roasted peanuts
2tbsps
Chana dal
1tsp
Urad dal
1tsp
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Hing
¼tsp
Curry leaves
6-8
Dry Red Chilies
2
Green chilies – slit vertically
2
Turmeric
½ tsp
Lemon/ Lime juice – or more to tastes
2tbsps
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)
Quinoa Pulihora (Lemon Quinoa)
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