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:

  1. 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!

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

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

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

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  5. Very healthy, fabulous payasam!

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  6. 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 !!

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

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  8. 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

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

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. Yummy payasam, awesome click too..

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

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

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  14. Payasam looks really delicious.. nice click..

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  15. 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

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

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  17. Priya,

    Quinoa payasam looks really delicious.

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  18. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Looks absolutely delicious! Yummy...

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  27. That's a drool worthy kheer dear!!

    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  28. Payasam looks very veryyyy sweeet n deliciouss dearr

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

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  30. 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?

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

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  32. This one is fantastic use of quinoa so far!

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

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  34. Lovely looking payasam and liked ur simple version.

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

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  36. VERY NICE ENTRY FOR THE KHEER EVENT...

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