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High-Protein Quinoa Khichdi

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Time30 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Khichdi is a popular traditional dish made using rice and lentils. A one-pot meal that's famously eaten during the monsoon seasons, the term 'khichdi' literally means 'a mess.' This is because of the way the ingredients are mixed and cooked together. There are endless variants of this recipe and for our turn, we have come up with this high protein quinoa khichdi recipe. Unlike the original khichdi ... which uses rice, we use Quinoa instead. High protein quinoa khichdi ingredients place an emphasis on making the meal more filling and satisfying for the family. All you need is a pressure cooker, quinoa and a few household staples to get started. If you want to learn how to make high protein quinoa khichdi in minutes, you can watch our high protein quinoa khichdi video. It will save you plenty of time and show you how to tweak the recipe. Serve this khichdi with a side of fresh salad and raita and your meal is complete. A comforting food for the weekends, a bowl of our high protein quinoa khichdi recipe is just what you need when you're trying to enjoy your day to the fullest. Quinoa is also a healthy superfood which is another big bonus.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre390 Cal390 Cal390 Cal390 Cal
  • 19gProtein
  • 8gFat
  • 61gCarbs
  • 17gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Double Bean

Double Bean

2.5 tablespoons

Quinoa

Quinoa

2 teaspoons

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

1.5 teaspoons

Sesame White (til)

Sesame White (til)

0.25 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

0.5 teaspoons

Cumin

Cumin

1 pinch

Asafoetida/hing

Asafoetida/hing

1 pinch

Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

1 pinch

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

1 pinch

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

1 pinch

Red Gram Lentil (masoor Dal)

Red Gram Lentil (masoor Dal)

1.5 tablespoons

Rolled Oats

Rolled Oats

1.5 tablespoons

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

1 unit

Vegetable Local

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

1 piece

Fruits & Vegetables

Haricot Bean

Haricot Bean

4 units

Onion

Onion

1 large piece

Other

Water

Water

2.5 glasses

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

1.5 units

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Directions

1In a bowl, add Water, Lima Beans and soak for 10 hrs or overnight.
2In a heavy bottom vessel, add Water, soaked Lima Beans and cook for 25 to 30 mins. It should be soft not mashed.
3Boil Water in a heavy bottom vessel. Add Cauliflower and bring to boil.
4Boil Water in a heavy bottom vessel. Add Beans bring to boil then drain it and keep aside.
5In a heavy bottom vessel, add Water bring to boil. Add Quinoa and cook for 15-20 mins over a medium flame. Drain the water and set aside.
6Heat Oil in a pan. Add Sesame Seeds, toss till slightly golden brown.
7Add half of the boiled Cauliflower, Beans and season with Salt.
8Continue tossing for 30 seconds on low flame. Remove it to a bowl and set aside.
9Heat Oil in a pan. Add slit Chilli and toss till it lightly blister. It should still appear freshly green chilli.
10Remove it to a bowl and keep aside.
11Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Onion, Green Chilli and saute.
12Add Hing, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder and cook.
13Add Water and cook the Masala.
14Add Masoor Dal with Water and cook till half done.
15Add Quinoa, Lima Beans, Oats and cook.
16Add remaining boiled Cauliflower, Beans, Salt and cook. Remove it to a bowl.
17In another pan, heat Oil and add Dry Chilli and saute.
18Add the tadka to the above khichdi and cover it for 5 mins. And then mix it well.
19Garnish with Sesame Garnish, Sautéed Green Chilli.

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