|Quinoa upma with vegetables|
Quinoa - 1/2 cup
water - 1 1/2 cup
olive oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
channa dal - 1 tbsp
mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
onion - 2 tbsp
green chilly - 2
ginger - small piece (1/2 inch)
curry leaf - few
cilantro - few
salt - to taste
carrot - 1
green peas - handful
Wash the quinoa thrice in running water with gentle rubbing with our palm (as per directions). This is done to remove bitterness.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok.
Add mustard seed. let it splutter. Then add the channa dhal. Wait till it gets red. Then add chopped onion, curry leaf, cilantro, ginger, green chilly. As the onion starts to get soft, add chopped carrot, peas and stir for a minute.
Pour water + Salt and let it come to a boil.
Then reduce flame and add quinoa.
Cover tightly with a lid. Reduce flame to minimum.
Cook for 15 minutes or little more to get the quinoa completely cooked. Then stir well.
Switch off. Quinoa upma is ready!
Serve as dinner along with pickle or sugar.