Holiday season is over and everyone is back to work. Wondering how to get rid of all those carbs and fats that your body has accumulated during Christmas and New Year? Well, I do have a simple dish for you with a special ingredient that will work wonders on your body – Curd Quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced as keen-wah), a popular super food is light and healthy, and when it takes the form of curd quinoa just like our curd rice, it gets all the more healthier and tastier. Oh, if you are craving for a yummy comfort food then this is the one!
Curd rice is my all time favorite comfort food. And now there is another one, Curd Quinoa. It tastes as good as the original curd rice. You wont miss rice at all. And as you all know, quinoa is incredibly nutritious and is high in protein, fiber and iron so do try out this recipe. You can also check out the other yummy quinoa recipes that I have posted here – quinoa pulav, quinoa salad and quinoa vegetable soup. Do try them out and let me know your feedback!
And……..this year I have decided to include a lot of delicious healthy recipes in YummyOYummy. We usually eat reasonably healthy food every day. But now I have decided to incorporate more of healthy stuff such as quinoa , lentils, greens, salads etc into our diet. So my dear readers, watch out…….. coz yours truly is soon going to fill this blog with more healthy and delicious recipes! After all , we do need to watch our health right! 🙂
Curd Quinoa Recipe
Ingredients (Serves 3)
1. Quinoa – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
2. Yoghurt – 1 – 1.5 cup
Salt – To taste
3. Oil – 2 tsp
4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dried red chilies – 2, broken
Curry leaves – A few
5. Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Cashews – 8 –10
6. Green chilly –1, finely chopped
Carrot – 3 tbsp, finely chopped
Green bell pepper – 3 tbsp, finely chopped
7. Pomegranate seeds – 2 tbsp
Cucumber – 2 tbsp
1. In a saucepan, add quinoa and water. Cook covered until done. Set aside to cool.
Combine cooked quinoa with yoghurt and salt.
2. In a small pan, heat oil at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and curry leaves. Next add urad dal and cashews and stir until golden. Add green chilly, chopped carrot and green bell pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Add this to the quinoa. Finally add pomegranate seeds and cucumber. Mix well. Serve with pappadam and a pickle or any side-dish you like. This recipe yields around 4 cups of curd quinoa.
Other Quinoa Recipes
Quinoa and vegetable Soup