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coconut quinoa recipe

Coconut Quinoa Recipe

Coconut Quinoa recipe with stepwise photos to serve for lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 1


  • Quinoa - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Green chili - 1 small
  • Ginger - 1/4 tsp grated
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chili - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp


How to cook Quinoa:

  • Place quinoa in a fine mesh and rinse well with water.
  • Soak quinoa in 1 cup water for 10 mins. Then cook covered for 3 to 5 mins over low flame.
  • Once the water dries up completely, switch off the stove and let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Open the lid, fluff up cooked quinoa with a fork and set aside.

How to make Coconut Quinoa:

  • Heat a pan with coconut oil. Temper with mustard seeds.
  • Once it crackles, add urad dal, chana dal, dry red chili and roast till the dals get golden in color.
  • Add grated ginger, curry leaves, green chili and saute for 1/2 minute.
  • Add grated coconut and saute for a minute to get mixed well with other ingredients in the pan.
  • The coconut will be lightly toasted by this time.
  • Add cooked quinoa, salt and mix well.
  • Toss well for one more minute and take the pan off the stove.
  • Garnish with roasted peanuts and serve this coconut quinoa hot with any chips or dry curry of your choice.