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:

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy quinoa pongal

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious pongal,yummy!!

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PT said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and tempting pongal..

Devi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

i like this!

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats great, simple & yummy :)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

I make it often too. I love quinoa flavors.

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

A very healthy,simple and delicious quinoa recipe!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious dear

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious pongal...

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

One word "WOW"!!!!!

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy and delicious way to make Pongal.Lovely!

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome dish..would love to try this

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

nice..healthy breakfast!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking pongal...very healthy for breakfast

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

So unique and super delicious!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Bala said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Pongal Priya..Nice use of QUinoa :)

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely love it. yummy.

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PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n a delicious Breakfast!!!!!

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Very very healthy pongal..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jaya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

very delicious pongal recipe with quinoa

The Mad Scientist said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya This is awesome. Love it.
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Nanspai said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jayasri Ravi said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

yummy protien packed pongal

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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