Quinoa with stir fried veggies

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Quinoa with stir fried veggies

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

If you love asian style recipes, then this Quinoa with stir fried vegetables is a must try! This gluten free recipe is a great choice for breakfast/lunch/dinner meals and can be prepared in well under 30 minutes. Quinoa is not only rich in protein but is also an excellent source of magnesium, manganese and antioxidants and proven to be beneficial for managing high blood pressure and great for heart health.


Ingredients

  • Quinoa-1 cup
  • Bell peppers-100g cut into small cubes
  • Carrots-100g cut into small cubes
  • French beans-100g 1 inch small pieces
  • Onion-50g thinly sliced
  • Tomato-2 medium sized. 1 cut into cubes and 1 chopped finely
  • Cherry tomatoes-8-10 pieces, cut into halves
  • Sliced almonds-1-2 tsp.
  • Black raisins-1-2 tsp.
  • Sunflower seeds-1-2 tsp.
  • Sun dried tomato-2-3 small pieces cut into thin slices
  • Olives-4-5 pieces, cut into small thin circles
  • Paneer cubes-250 g
  • Garlic-2-3 cloves,minced
  • Seasoning-Chili flakes ,oregano,sea salt,lemon juice,extra virgin olive oil, freshly crushed black pepper.
  • Chaat Masala

Instructions

  1.  Cook quinoa as per instructions on the pack.
  2.  Stir fry chopped garlic, onions, french beans, carrots, bell peppers, add finely chopped tomatoes and stir for 2-3 mins. Add paneer cubes, add salt, black pepper powder. Cover cook for another 2mins on low flame. Add chaat masala
  3.  In a separate bowl add quinoa, cooked vegetables, add tomato cubes, cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olives. Add seasoning, add sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, black raisins and toss well.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 140 - 150 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 35 - 45 gm
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 10 – 12 GM

Quinoa lentil dosa

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Quinoa lentil dosa

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 medium dosas
  • Category: Snacks, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Hectic routine or work schedule does not allow you to plan meals ahead OR craving for an dosa but did not get the time to soak and ferment the dosa batter.

Try this quinoa lentil dosa, an quick healthier version which requires no soaking or fermentation.


Ingredients

  1. Quinoa- ½ cup
  2. -Yellow split moong dal-1/4th cup
  3. – Urad dal -1/4th cup
  4. – Chana dal-1/4th cup
  5. -Ginger chilli paste-1tsp
  6. -Cumin seeds -1tsp
  7. -Salt to taste
  8. -Oil/Ghee to prepare dosa (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa and all the dals with water one by one till the water runs clear.
  2. Soak quinoa, urad dal, moong dal, Chana dal together for 5 hours.
  3. After 5 hours, drain the left out water. In a mixer grinder, add cumin seeds, Quinoa and all dals , with the help of little water blend it into a smooth dosa batter consistency.
  4. To this batter, add salt and ginger chilli paste. Let it rest for 30 minutes, if time permits or else you can directly start preparing.
  5. Heat a non stick pan, pour in one big spoonful of batter and spread it in a circular motion like a thin dosa.
  6. Apply oil or ghee as desired.
  7. Cook it till the bottom of dosa turns golden crispy. Roll and transfer it onto the plate.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney or coconut chutney.
  9. Make similar dosas from the remaining batter.

Notes

  1. Rinsing the Quinoa thoroughly with water will wash off Saponin content in it. Saponin gives quinoa an bitter taste.
  2. Use vegetables of your choice as toppings to make it more healthy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 9g

Keywords: Quick dinner, gluten free, quick dosa

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