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Quinoa khichdi with Peanuts (Sabudhana Khichdi Style)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1~2 Dry Red Chili
  • 8~10 Curry leaves
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies, slit
  • 1 Medium Potato, boiled and diced
  • 3 tbsp Roasted Peanuts, coarsely ground
  • 1 tbsp Lemon/ Lime juice (optional)
  • To taste Salt


  • Combine quinoa and 2cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and cook covered for 18~20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked through. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the dry red chili and curry leaves. Next add onions and green chilies, saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Next add the potato and cook for 2~3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked quinoa, salt and lemon juice (if using). Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes.
  • Finally add the ground peanuts, mix well and turn off the heat. Serve hot with a pickle on the side, if desired.
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