quinoa tomato bath recipe

Quinoa tomato bath recipe, Indian quinoa recipes

Quinoa ( pronounced kinwa) is a naturally gluten free grain that is rich in protein with all essential amino acids and has very high fiber compared to any other grain, also high in minerals like magnesium and iron. So we all are aware of the goodness of quinoa but tried to explain a little because whenever I post quinoa recipes people ask me what is quinoa? So this explanation is for all those friends!

Quinoa tomato bath is a mildly spicy, slightly tangy as tomato being dominant factor and little nutty and crunchy due to quinoa. Quinoa tomato bath acts as a great lunch box recipe or lunch and tastes great with simple raita. Quinoa tomato bath is again one such healthy and delicious preparation just like any other quinoa recipe posted earlier that requires very less time for its making and also demands those basic ingredients from kitchen still resulting in a unique flavored dish. This recipe is dedicated to all tomato lovers out there and also for those who wish you to experiment new varieties of dishes with quinoa. Eat healthy stay healthy.

For the below recipe I used 3 Cups of water to cook quinoa as I don’t like sticky quinoa but you can use more water accordingly, Also you can cook quinoa separately like rice and the add it to the tomato mixture if you run out of time. So let’s get to the making!

You can checkout my other quinoa recipes below:

Quinoa tomato bath recipe, Indian quinoa recipes
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Quinoa – 2 cups
  2. 2. Water – 3 cups
  3. 3. Onion – 1
  4. 4. Tomato – 2
  5. 5. Green chilli – 1
  6. 6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  7. 7. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  8. 8. Sambar powder – 1 tbsp (Homemade)
  9. 9. Salt – to taste
  10. 10. Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  11. 11. Curry leaves – a spring
  12. 12. Cilantro/ coriander - few
  13. 13. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  14. 14. Oil – 2 tsp
  15. 15. Ghee – 1 tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Slice onions thin, chop tomatoes finely and make slit in the chili. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash and soak quinoa in water for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, when it crackles add onions, curry leaves and green chili. Saute well and add ginger garlic paste to it. Saute well till the raw smell goes.
  4. When the raw flavor of ginger garlic goes add chopped tomato and saute for few seconds. When the tomatoes look little sauteed add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sambar powder and salt. Mix well until raw flavors of masala goes.
  5. When the raw smell has gone and when tomatoes look cooked add soaked quinoa and water. Cover it with a lid and cook in medium flame. This should take about 20 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes when the quinoa looks cooked (when white tail has appeared) and no sign of water, put off the flame. Add ghee and sprinkle some chopped cilantro and serve it hot with raita!
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How to make quinoa tomato bath with step by step images


Soak quinoa and saute onions

  1. Wash and soak quinoa in water for 15 minutes. Slice onions thin, chop tomatoes finely and make slit in the chili. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds, when it crackles add onions, curry leaves and green chili. Saute well.
    Add ginger garlic paste and saute
  2. Now add ginger garlic paste to it. Saute well till the raw smell goes.
    Add tomatoes and masala powder
  3. When the raw  flavor of ginger garlic goes add chopped tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sambar powder and salt. Mix well until raw flavors of masala goes. Now cook the tomatoes in medium flame with lid on until soft and mushy.
    Add soaked quinoa and cook
  4. When the raw smell has gone and when tomatoes look cooked add soaked quinoa and water. Mix well until combined and check for salt.
    Cook quinoa
  5. Cover it with a lid and cook in medium flame. This should take about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes when the quinoa looks cooked (when white tail has appeared) and no sign of water, put off the flame. (It will be little sticky initially after 10 to 15 minutes the quinoa grains will stopping sticking) Add ghee and sprinkle some chopped cilantro and serve it hot with raita!

 

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