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Quinoa ,Mung Sprouts Khichdi

Quinoa ,Mung Sprouts Khichdi

I fell in love with small and tiny healthy grain quinoa because of my darling hubby. Daily he gives me new  ideas how to use this healthy grain in my kitchen.This is his idea to make quinoa with sprouts.Like this he gave some other also .Soon I am going to share more quinoa recipes.Quinoa Tahari was also his idea.😃.

Ingredients

  1. Quinoa  1 cup
  2. Mung Sprouts 1 cup
  3. Onion 1
  4. Tomato 1
  5. Green chilies 1-2
  6. 1 bowl mixed vegetables (carrot, peas, cauliflower, capsicum, corn)
  7. Coriander leaves handful
  8. Ginger 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
  11. Salt  to taste
  12. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  13. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  14. Asafoetida a pinch
  15. Curry leaves
  16. Oil 1 tbsp

Method

  1. Clean and wash quinoa .
  2. In a pressure cooker add the oil ,Hing ,cumin seeds,mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  3. When they crackle, add the ginger and onion and sauté for a minute.
  4. Now add  green chilies, tomatoes and stir fry for half a minute.
  5. Add the chopped veggies, washed quinoa, sprouts, salt, turmeric and red chili powder.
  6. Add  2 cups of water and stir everything together.
  7. Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle. Off the gas and let it cook in its own steam.
  8. Now add garam masala , lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  9. Topped it with some olives.
  10. Serve with yogurt or chutney.
  11. We can replace sprouts with any other dal.

In this much amount I got 2 bowls khichdi.

For more Quinoa recipies you can check my

multigrain chapati

quinoa cutlets

quinoa broccoli cutlets

quinoa and oats bar

quinoa poha

quinoa tahari

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Oats Flour

Oats Flour

Oats are loaded   in dietary fibre . Actually my kids don’t like oat meal so I tried to add these healthy oats in  flour form in my   kitchen. Now what ever healthy grain my kids don’t like I make powder of it and mixed in chapatti.😃The two main things I grind are soybean and oats.

Ingredients

  1. 1 kg rolled  oats
  2. Grinder

Method

  1. Roast oats in a pan.
  2. Place the oats in the grinder jar.
  3. Grind the oats until they are ground into a powder like consistency.
  4. Stop and stir to make sure that all the oats have been finely ground.
  5. Keep in air tight container.
  6. No need to sieve the flour as if you find some coarsely grind oats it works as a oats bran😃.

Daily I used this oats flour in my cooking like chapati , appams, uttapams and so on.In daily routine  I use  oats flour ,soybean  flour and wheat flour for making chapatis.

Instant oats can also used for grinding.

Related Post

Multi grain chapatti

Poha with oats

oats poha rava dhokla

Bread with oats

oat soybean appam

oats bar

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Almond Barfi/ Badam Katli/ Happy Navratri

Almond Barfi/ Badam Katli/ Happy Navratri 

My kids were coming back from their school trip so I prepared their favorite dessert.😃

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup  Almond
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  4. Milk for grinding almonds
  5. Saffron strands(optional)
  6. Ghee 1 tbsp

Method

  1. Soak the almonds in  water for about 1 hour.
  2. Peel the almonds and blend them to a fine paste in mixer by adding saffron milk. Keep aside.
  3. Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of water and prepare a syrup of 1 string consistency.
  4. Add 1 tbsp ghee.
  5. Add the almond paste and cardamom powder and cook over a slow flame, stirring continuously till the mixture leaves the sides .
  6. Transfer to a plate and cool slightly. Keep aside.
  7. Grease the butter paper or  tray and roll the dough .
  8. Cut it into pieces and serve.

For more fasting recipies .

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Quinoa Vegetable Tahari

Quinoa Vegetable Tahari

Quinoa, often described as a “superfood” or a “supergrain,” has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah or ke-NO-ah) is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet.My family likes quinoa so much.It is very healthy diet.

Source : Wikipedia

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 tbsp ghee/oil
  4. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  6. hing a pinch
  7. 1 tsp chopped ginger
  8. 2  green chili chopped
  9. 1  onion finely chopped
  10. 1  tomato finely chopped
  11. 1 big cup mixed vegetables (  peas, corn, carrots, capsicum,cauliflower)
  12. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  13. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  14. Salt as needed
  15. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  16. Fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method

  1. Take a pressure cooker,  add the ghee ,hing , jeera and mustard seeds and allow them to pop.Add chopped ginger and   green chili. Saute it.
  2. Add the chopped onion sauté gently until they turn translucent. Next, add tomatoes and all the chopped vegetables .
  3. Now add  quinoa ,water ,turmeric ,chili powder and salt.
  4. Then, covered the pan, allowing pressure cooker for one whistle.Let the whistle goes it itself.
  5. At last add lemon juice and garam masala.

Garnish  with fresh chopped coriander leaves .Serve  hot with yogurt or chutney.

This is enough for 2-3 people.

Realated posts

Tahari /Pulao

Tahari sandwich

multigrain chapati,

Quinoa cutlets ,

Quinoa tahari,

Quinoa sprouts Khichdi,

Quinoa broccoli cutlets

Quinoa Oats bars

Quinoa Poha

Quinoa Oats khichdi

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Roasted Makhana (Fox Nut /Lotus Seed)

Roasted  makhana(Fox nut /Lotus seed)

Makhana /lotus seeds/Fox nut are healthy snack for fasting or for any day.

When my son was around 2 years old he wouldn’t eat anything except crackjack biscuits.I went to my mother’s house for my second delivery .One day my mom was fasting so she made roasted makhanas and gave it to him also .From that day till now my kids are fond of roasted makhanas.They like roasted one more than makhana kheer.

This is my mother’s recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 bowl – Makhana/Fox Nut/Lotus Seeds
  2. 2 tsp – ghee
  3. 1/2 tsp – black pepper
  4. Sendha Namak/Rock Salt

Method:

  1. In a pan or kadai heat oil, add makhana/puffed lotus seeds and roast with regular stirring on low flame for 6-8 mins or until they becomes light brown, crispy and crunchy.
  2.  Off flame , mix salt and pepper powder

Serve immediately or store in air-tight container once cooled.

Notes

If making this not during fasting then  you can use normal table salt.

Healthy roasted Makhana  can serve with tea.

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