Monday, September 19, 2011

Simply yummm...vegetable quinoa!!

1 Cup Quinoa
2 Cups water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Cup sweet peas
1 Cup chopped carrots
1/2 Cup chopped green bell pepper
1 grated green chilli (Serrano pepper)
2 grated tomatoes
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1 Teaspoon ground cayenne or red pepper
1 Teaspoon ground Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon garam masala

Heat used- Medium

Rinse the quinoa in ample running water for several minutes in a fine strainer  
  1. In a medium frying pan heat 1Tbsp olive oil over medium heat and add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds.
  2. When cumin seeds start to sizzle, add carrots, green bell peppers, peas, green chilli and 1 tsp salt.
  3. Stir and cover the pan for 3 minutes.
  4. Add 2 grated tomatoes, 1 tsp ground cayenne, 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp coriander powder.
  5. Stir and cover the pan for another 3 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup rinsed quinoa and 2 cups water.
  7. Stir and cover the pan, Cook until all the liquid is absorbed. (approximately 20 minutes)
  8. Open the lid, fluff gently and season with garam masala.
  9. Allow to sit 5 minutes with lid on.
  10. Serve with yogurt and enjoy goodness in every bite!!