Thursday, April 1, 2010

Quinoa Payasam/Kheer

Quinoa has been cultivated and eaten as a cereal of thousands of years by South Americans..Quinoa"s protein content about 16% which is higher than of any other grain, wheat also have protein content about 14% but the protein in wheat and most other grain is lacking in the amino acid Lysine, which quinoa has in abundance..The protein in quinoa is complete as that in milk, in addition quinoa also contains more iron than most grains and its a good source of calcium, phosphorus, folate and many B vitamins..Am cooking for the first time the quinoa, so i want to prepare this grains as something sweet and my choice went for payasam, to be honest my trial with quinoa as kheer turned out truly delicious and vanished within few minutes, even my DH enjoyed which was quite a surprise for me...This quinoa payasam looks like similar to tapioca pearls payasam..



1/2cup Quinoa
1/2cup Jaggery
1/2cup Milk
1/4tsp Saffron strands
3nos Cardamom seeds(crushed)
2tsp Ghee
10nos Cashew nuts or almond flakes

Make a syrup with jaggery and a cup of water, strain the jaggery water and cook the jaggery water, quinoa in pressure cooker upto one hiss...Put off the stove...

Add the milk, saffron strands, crushed cardamom seeds, cook everything until the kheer turns thicks...heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts until golden brown, add the fried cashews and ghee to the cooked quinoa kheer and enjoy hot or chilled....or serve with almond flakes..

41 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..Splendid Payasam recipe! Love the Quinoa twist instead of paruppu. Lovely dear!
I hardly make anything with jaggery because I find it difficult to grate it. :(. But I love to eat anything made with jaggery. Yummy yum!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy delicious payasam...i wish to add this kheer in my kheer festival...do check my blog for details

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya. Need that kheer for weather in seattle. yummy

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa in new avtar..Loved it!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Love the idea of quinoa in payasam, I have been wanting to try that too! Looks fabulous !

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy, fabulous payasam!

Cicily Antony said... Reply To This Comment

teriffic...new...

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous !! I love them as it is. BTW Priya, I would be waiting to receive you at my home with my arms wide open and everything prepared, just stop by anytime !!

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of Quinoa...thanks to introduce this to a benighted person like me....grt recipe....

Ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

From where do you get these ideas priyakka? Yennaku konjam rentukky kudunga unda brainaa..Sago or semia or rice or carrots, nothing more than that for a payasam here..

looks so good, would love to have it in the evenings with vadai/sundal :D

http://ruchikacooks.com

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

What a splendid dish .I have never cooked with quinoa before.

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Ohhooww..what a nice kheer priya..Lovely..nice click..

Love
Kairali sisters

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy payasam, awesome click too..

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, you are an adventurous cook to try out a cereal which is new to people like me. The venture looks so delicious. Kudos!

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Payasam looks tempting
this quinoa is very new to me.u are making fusion,cereal product is used for payasam..super idea

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Payasam looks really delicious.. nice click..

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

wat a beautiful and tasty looking payasam. There is a kheer festival event hosted by Shama of easycook recipes n here is the link
http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/03/300th-post-rice-kheer-and-announcement.html.
n I think you can send the beautiful kheer to that event

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

that's a really different way to use quiona..great

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Quinoa payasam looks really delicious.

Shabs.. said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya...
the payasam looks delicious...just stopped by at sailajas place to see a quinoa dish as well, i have no idea what that is..i thought it was tapioca pearls until u mentined they look like tapioca pearls, sigh!.let me tell u, ur pics are real good, they are real clear and lot of sunshine there (Jealous....here sun is always playing hide and seek with me....)..love ur vadas pic alot...

Chow and Chatter said... Reply To This Comment

love this and what a neat idea to use quinoa a healthy version

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Its a great idea to make payasum out of Q. Very interesting.

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

I have made them with sugar Priya and it turned out great. With jaggery this payasam should have tasted even better.

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me...and looks delicious..looks like sago payasam..

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

gr8 idea...yet to start 'the quinoa' series..shall have to make it ..thx for the recipe!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome .It is sad we do not get quinoa here .Must hunt for it .

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy,yummy pasam!Luks gr8...

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

quinoa payasam is so tempting! something new and interesting...!

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely delicious! Yummy...

Deepa said... Reply To This Comment

That's a drool worthy kheer dear!!

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Payasam looks very veryyyy sweeet n deliciouss dearr

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy payasam!i haven't tried quinoa, i have to try now... Priya thanks for the recipe!

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

wow,..delicious

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

yummy payasam!!

malini said... Reply To This Comment

your kheer looks very nice and yummy.But what is Quinoa, How it is? Where I will get in Banglore? Please show me the picture how it will be?

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious! I am going to have to try quinoa~

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

This one is fantastic use of quinoa so far!

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

What an out-of-the-box use of quinoa...the payasam looks so golden and lovely...

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely looking payasam and liked ur simple version.

Kalpana said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, try using red quinoa instead (that is how I make my quinoa kheer) for a colorful dish...

Anisheetu said... Reply To This Comment

VERY NICE ENTRY FOR THE KHEER EVENT...