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Quinoa Pulao

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 portion
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 200 g quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 10 - 12 Black peppercorn
  • ½ inch cinnamon piece
  • 1 Star anise
  • ¼ cup carrots chopped
  • ¼ cup corn
  • ¼ cup Peas Fresh
  • ¼ cup beans French
  • 2 tbsps mint leaves
  • Salt red chilli and powder as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Heat up ghee in a large pan and cumin seeds to it.
  • When cumin seeds start to splutter add chopped onions followed by green peas, chopped beans, chopped carrots, corn and yellow or green bell peppers.
  • Saute all the vegetables for 3-4 minutes on medium heat while stirring them so they do not burn.
  • Now add washed or dry quinoa to the pan and once again saute these together for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste, red chilli powder and garam masala powder to the pan followed by coriander leaves, mint leaves, and 400 ml of water.
  • Cover and cook for approximately from 12-15 minutes over low heat. Check it after 12 minutes first and then see if it requires more cooking.