Quinoa Pulao with Bisibelebath powder

Quinoa Pulao with Bisibelebath powder

This is a type of alternative pulao variety to the conventional one. Quinoa is highly nutritious, also this recipe is very quick and easy. Very good option for the lunchbox.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Total time: 25 mins

Course: lunch/dinner

Cuisine: Indian, European

Servings: 2

Authors: Bhavya

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 TBSP of vegetable oil or olive oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 1 broccoli cut into florets
  • Frozen or fresh green peas
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 2-4 TSP Bisibelebath powder
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation:

  • In a steel vessel boil 2 cups of water and simmer.
  • Add 1 cup of quinoa and let it cook until all the water is absorbed and quinoa is soft but separable.
  • Now in another pan add 2 TBSP of oil of choice and heat on a medium to low flame.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it fry for 30 seconds.                                                                                                              
  • Now add chopped potato cubes, broccoli and green peas.                                                                              
  • Close the lid and let it cook until tender. 
  • Now add the salt, pinch of turmeric powder and Bisibelebath powder.                                                          
  • Mix well and let it cook for 1 minute.
  • Now add the cooked quinoa and mix well, adjust the salt and spice level as per the preference. And cover the lid and cook for one minute.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.                                                                                                                              
  • Serve hot with homemade plain curd or raitha salad.                                                                                      

Notes:

  1. Never overcook the quinoa in water, otherwise the pulao will be sticky and quinoa forms lumps.
  2. Basically, one can use any kind vegetable of choice.
  3. It tastes better when the vegetables are cooked without water but just in little oil in simmer.
  4. Also, it tastes better with cooking the quinoa separately and then mixing to the vegetable mixture.
  5. Finally, one can use homemade or store-bought bisibelebath powder. ( I used the homemade one which gives a fresh aroma with all ground spices)

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