Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quinoa Khara Pongal

Every South Indian home will definitely prepare khara pongal atleast once a week, pongal is prepared always with  rice and moongdal, later we usually spice them with peppercorns,curryleaves,cumin seeds and cashew nuts fried in ghee or oil. Yesterday i felt very lazy to cook and prepared this easy breezy quinoa based khara pongal for our dinner. Obviously it takes very less time to get ready if you prepare them in pressure cooker. Khara pongal with quinoa turned out absolutely incredible and everyone at home truly enjoyed this nutritious and super filling semi solid dish. Give a twist to the usual rice and dal based pongal with quinoa,am damn sure you will definitely like this variation.Am sending this yummy pongal to Kalyani's Magic Mingle as she choosed moongdal and pepper as star ingredients for this month.


1cup Quinoa
1/2cup Split Moongdal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Grated Ginger
1/4cup Ghee or Oil
1/2tsp Cumins seeds
10-15nos Peppercorns
10nos Cashew nuts
Salt
Few Curry leaves


Wash together the quinoa and moongdal together and take in pressure cooker with three cups of water, ginger,asafoetida powder and salt, cook upto 3hisses.

Meanwhile heat the ghee or oil, fry the cumin seeds, peppercorns,cashew nuts and curry leaves until they turn brown.

Once the pressure is released, add the tempered spices & cashews directly to the pressure cooker, toss them well until everything get well mixed.

Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

35 comments:

  1. Yummy and healthy quinoa pongal

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  2. delicious and tempting pongal..

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  3. looks yummm Priya!... I've never cooked quinoa.. but have wanted to always.. this seems like a good way to start out..

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  4. Lovely recipe using quinoa..very tempting pongal dear..

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  5. Healthy and delicious pongal, one more recipe with quinoa..

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  6. I make it often too. I love quinoa flavors.

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  7. A very healthy,simple and delicious quinoa recipe!

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  8. A healthy and delicious way to make Pongal.Lovely!

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  9. Awesome dish..would love to try this

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  10. delicious looking pongal...very healthy for breakfast

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  11. I prepare this too Priya. Since I have already posted this, I am going with another pongal for MM. :)

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  12. Delicious Pongal Priya..Nice use of QUinoa :)

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  13. Healthy n a delicious Breakfast!!!!!

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  14. A lovely twist to the regular pongal...Very healthy and delicious

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  15. Quinoa pongal looks delicious and it's healthy too..hugs

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  16. Very Very new to me.... Fantastic recipe Priya....

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  17. very delicious pongal recipe with quinoa

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  18. wow thats a pongal with a twist there... interesting recipe!

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  19. I am a quinoa convert and love the texture of this pongal. Wonderfully made!

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  20. Though we don't get quinoa here, I am tempted to try it...

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  21. That's a real treat what a healthy protein packed dish delicious

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  22. Love it. I also prepare this and is addictive and filling as well.

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