Quinoa Pulao | How to make Quinoa Pulao

By Rita Arora  |  1st Jul 2016  |  
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About Quinoa Pulao Recipe

Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as a complete protein amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!

Quinoa Pulao is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Quinoa Pulao is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Quinoa Pulao by Rita Arora will help you to prepare the perfect Quinoa Pulao in your kitchen at home. Quinoa Pulao needs 30 minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Quinoa Pulao. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Quinoa Pulao. In case you have any questions on how to make the Quinoa Pulao you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Rita Arora. Quinoa Pulao will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Quinoa Pulao

Ingredients to make Quinoa Pulao

  • Quinoa 2 cups
  • Canola oil 2 tbsp
  • bay leaf 1
  • cinnamon Stick 1 piece
  • Green cardamom 2
  • Black cardamom 1
  • Black pepper 4 or to taste,
  • cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • cloves 4,
  • turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  • onions 1/2 medium, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 tbsp, minced
  • ginger 1 tbsp, minced
  • Green Chilies to taste, finely chopped
  • corn 1 cup
  • Green peas 1 cup
  • carrots 1 cup
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • coriander Powder 1 tsp
  • cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
  • salt to Taste
  • water 3 cups
  • lemon/Lime Juice to taste

How to make Quinoa Pulao

  1. 1. Wash Quinoa and soak in ample water for 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Drain all water and set aside.
  3. 3. In a pan, heat Oil on medium heat.
  4. 4. Drop in Whole Spices Bay Leaf, Cinnamon Stick, Black and Green Cardamom. Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. 5. Add in Black Pepper, Cloves and Cumin Seeds. Let them sizzle.
  6. 6. Add Turmeric Powder and Onions. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. 7. Add Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies, mix and cook till Onions get translucent.
  8. 8. Add Quinoa and roast 5 minutes.
  9. 9. Add Vegetables, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix
  10. 10. Pour in Water and add Lemon Juice.
  11. 11. Mix and let the water come to boil.
  12. 12. Reduce flame to low, cover with tight lid and cook for 30 minutes
  13. 13. Remove lid, fluff Quinoa gently, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes
  14. 14. Garnish with Cilantro, capsicum, paneer and serve.

My Tip:

We can add oats to it.

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