Everyone wants to stay healthy and fit. but to be on that we must eat healthy and must watch over what we are eating in throughout a day. so here we are giving one most healthy option to eat that is Quinoa. Quinoa is good source of Protein and fiber and helps in weight loss with full nutrition as well. here we are going to share recipe with Indian touch. So lets have a look on this:
Take ½ cup quinoa in a fine strainer and rinse very well in running water. Keep aside.
Now you need to do that heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds begin crackling, then add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp urad dal and ½ tsp moong dal or chana dal. Stir and saute on a low flame. Saute till the urad dal and moong dal turn golden.
Then add ½ tsp finely chopped ginger, 1 tsp chopped green chilies, chopped, 1 dry red chili and a pinch of asafoetida (optional). Saute for about half a minute.
Next add ⅓ cup finely chopped onions and 5 to 6 curry leaves. Stir and saute on a low to medium flame. Saute till the onions become translucent.
Then add ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ cup finely chopped french beans and ⅓ cup frozen peas. You can use your choice of veggies. Do chop them finely, so they get cooked by the time the quinoa cooks. If using fresh peas, then steam or cook them separately. Add them once the upma is done. Mix well. Saute on a low flame for two minutes. Then add the quinoa. Mix very well again. Saute for a minute or two on low flame. Then add water. For ½ cup of quinoa, 1 cup of water can be added. I added 1.25 cups water as I wanted a more fluffy and softer texture. Stir well. Add salt as per taste. When all the water has been absorbed and the grains appear translucent and cooked well, remove the lid and switch off the flame. Serve hot.
Hope you all like this recipe amd going to try to starts a good healthy and fit lifestyle.