Quinoa Upma


Quinoa: It is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds; the seeds are rich in protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains.
To make this quinoa upma is ridiculously simple using. It’s a one pot meal and doesn’t require much prep time or ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients of Quinoa Upma

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • hing
  • 10 curry leaves fresh 
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cashews
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas fresh 
  • salt
  • 2 cups water
  • cilantro and lemon juice for garnish

How to Make Quinoa Upma

  1. Wash the quinoa several times.
  2. Add oil in a pan and heat at medium.
  3. Add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  4. Add chili, asafeotida and curry leaves.
  5. Add onions and cashews and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add ginger, carrots, and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add quinoa and roast all the veggies.
  8. Add salt, water, peas, cover and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to low-medium, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and generous lemon juice.
  11. Serve as a side, or as breakfast with hot masala chai.



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