Thursday, April 24, 2014

QUINOA UPMA







INGREDIENTS::
Quinoa                       1 cup
Salt                            as needed
Oil                             1 tsp
Carrot                        1 (finely chopped)
Capsicum                   1/4 cup(finely chopped)
Green chilies               4

Onion                         1 medium(finely chopped)
Curry leaves                1 sprig
Water                         2 cups

FOR TEMPERING::
Mustard seeds              1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds                 1/4 tsp
Chana dal                     1/4 tsp
Urad dal                       1/4 tsp

PROCEDURE::
1)Place 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water in a 11/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed(10-15 mins).
When done, the grains appears soft and translucent.




2) Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds let them splutter add the cumin seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Saute for 1 minute.
3)Add onion fry until transparent then add the carrot, capsicum , green chilies and curry leaves. Saute until carrot and capsicum get cooked.
4)Add the cooked quinoa, salt to it  . Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Turn off heat.