Quinoa, lentil, and Vegetables Stir-Fry - One Pot Dish

With hubby in diet mode, we have been consuming  lot of quinoa lately. Mostly we have it instead of rice with regular South Indian fixings. He recently had a lentil quinoa salad and a lunch meeting lately and was going on and on about how good it was, so I thought of giving that combination a try. With the cold weather, I didn't want to make a salad for us, so I made it up like a stir-fry or almost like a fried rice method with the lentils and quinoa. This was very good and filling as well.  The recipe is very simple and the assembly takes around 5 minutes if you have cut veggies on hand. This is also an ideal lunch box recipe if you are watching your diet.

1. Quinoa, 1 cup, washed well.
2. Brown lentils or whole masoor dhal, 1/2, washed well parboiled. I cooked them in the microwave for 10 minutes.
3. Mixed vegetables like carrots, cabbage, green beans, bell peppers etc, cut into small pieces, 1 cup.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
5. Chili powder or sambar powder, 1 teaspoon.
6. Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.
7. Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon.
8. Salt, as per taste.

Add all the ingredients in a rice cooker or pot with 1-1/4 cups of water, mix it up, and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the flames let it simmer until the quinoa is cooked and the water is all absorbed. Fluff it up with a fork and serve. If using a rice cooker, just use the rice mode and let it do its thing.

1 comment:

Anshika Sharma said...

Thanks for sharing such a great recipe..Its really nice and informative.