Recipe Of Quinoa UpmaTime Required : 20 mins Serves : 3-4
Quinoa Upma IngredientsQuinoa - 1 cup (150ml) Onion, finely chopped – 1 small Carrot, finely chopped – 1 small Peas – 2 tbsp Beans, finely chopped – 5 -6 nos Potato, finely chopped – 1 small Green Chilles, slit into half – 2 nos Raw Groundnut – 1 tbsp Jeera – 1 tbsp Salt – To taste Water – 2.5 cups Coriander leaves, finely chopped – 1 tbsp Olive oil/ Ghee – 2 tbsp Method
- Take the quinoa in a saucepan and add water. Bring to low flame for 10 minutes till the quinoa till the quinoa is cooked completely.
- Meanwhile in a kadai, pour some ghee or olive oil, jeera, raw groundnut and onions. Saute it till it turns pinkish brown. Add the remaining chopped vegetables (carrot, beans, peas, potato) along with the green chillies.
- Add some water and simmer for ten minutes until the veggies soften. Add salt as required.
- Once the vegetables are cooked, add quinoa and mix well. Bring to low flame & allow the mixture to blend well with quinoa.
- Add the coriander leaves & upma is ready to be served.
- Loaded with the goodness of colourful veggies, Upma is best served with coconut chutney.
Quinoa Health BenefitsWant to know why is Quinoa called “The Superfood Of The Future”?
- It contains double the fibre content than most other grains we consume. Thereby, helping shed those extra kilos.
- It is packed with magnesium, iron, 9 essential amino-acids that are easily digestible, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorous, flavonoids, antioxidants & lysine.
- It increases stamina.
- It is gluten-free.
- Low glycemic index; hence good for controlling blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Parts of the Quinoa which are removed (saponins) are used as anti-septic, treat skin-infections as well as detergent. Amazing isn’t it?
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