Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tomato Quinoa

Quinoa (White or Red) - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 3 (finely chopped)
Onion - 2 small (diced)
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilies - 4 or to taste (finely chopped)
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Ginger - small piece (finely chopped)
Red chili Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 TBSP
Curry Leaves and Fresh Coriander Leaves - few springs

  1. Wash the quinoa thoroughly and cook with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker or on a stove top.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add the chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds.  Fry until golden brown.
  3. Now add the chopped onion, green chilies, ginger and curry leaves and fry until translucent.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, chile powder, turmeric powder, salt and asafetida.  Cook until tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa and mix well to coat.  Sprinkle some fresh coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot with raita.
Sending this to WWC: Quinoa for dinner event created by Sanjeeta.


  1. Love the idea and surely going to try it out :)

  2. Healthy and shud have tasted super..

  3. Great recipe n idea- nice shots too :)
    US Masala

  4. We had tomato rice yday - should've tried this version with quinoa instead.

  5. Healthy n tasty tomato quinoa! Beautiful presentation!!

  6. that would be a tangy and tasty quinoa :)

  7. Healthy & looks super yummy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Quinoa is completely new to me.Its looks delicious and healthy preparation.


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