Coconut Quinoa Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: 1
Coconut Quinoa recipe with stepwise photos to serve for lunch.
  • Quinoa - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Green chili, small - 1
  • Ginger, grated - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chili - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Peanuts, roasted - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
How to cook Quinoa:
  1. Place quinoa in a fine mesh and rinse well with water.
  2. Soak quinoa in 1 cup water for 10 mins. Then cook covered for 3 to 5 mins over low flame.
  3. Once the water dries up completely, switch off the stove and let it rest for 5 mins.
  4. Open the lid, fluff up cooked quinoa with a fork and set aside.
How to make Coconut Quinoa:
  1. Heat a pan with coconut oil. Temper with mustard seeds.
  2. Once it crackles, add urad dal, chana dal, dry red chili and roast till the dals get golden in color.
  3. Add grated ginger, curry leaves, green chili and saute for 1/2 minute.
  4. Add grated coconut and saute for a minute to get mixed well with other ingredients in the pan.
  5. The coconut will be lightly toasted by this time.
  6. Add cooked quinoa, salt and mix well.
  7. Toss well for one more minute and take the pan off the stove.
  8. Garnish with roasted peanuts and serve this coconut quinoa hot with any chips or dry curry of your choice.
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