Friday, September 15, 2017

Vegan & Gluten Free Quinoa Chickpeas Pilaf

Pilaf, this dish is usually prepared with rice which is cooked in seasoned broth. Depending upon the cuisine, a Pilaf may contains, meat, fish, vegetables, pasta and dried fruits. Pilaf is a common dish in Middle Eastern, Latin American, Balkan, Central and South Asian, East African and Caribbean cuisine. Pilaf is a staple and National food in many countries. Pilaf is a fantastic one pot meal when served along with some super rich side dish. Coming to my today's post, Quinoa is a super great food which is extremely good for vegetarians and vegans, not to forget that Quinoa has a very high-protein content which is quite great for whoever looking to lower their cholesterol level. 1cup of cooked quinoa contains 8.14g of protein, obviously if you want to add more protein in your daily menu, dont forget to add this incredible grain often. Quinoa is a quick cooking gluten free whole grains. This grains grows in a rainbow of colors, though most commonly available are red, black and white quinoa.

Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf, Quinoa Pilaf with channa

White quinoa tends to cook up easily fluffier while red quinoa and black quinoa have a crunchier texture and the grains dont stick together as much. If you know how to cook rice, then cooking quinoa will be the easiest one. Am running a month of blogging marathon with Protein rich dish as theme. Needless to say that this nutritious chickpeas loaded quinoa pilaf suits absolutely prefect to go under the theme. You can skip very well quinoa and make this same chickpeas pilaf with long grain rice or with basmati rice. You can replace chickpeas very much with your favourite beans or vegetable as well. An excellent meal to give a try definitely.

Quinoa Channa Pilaf, Chickpeas Quinoa

1cup Quinao
1cup Chickpeas (cooked)
2cups Vegetable Broth
2tbsp Oil
1no Onion (chopped)
Salt

Rinse the quinoa with water and drain, keep aside.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the chopped onions and saute until the onions turns transculent.

Add the quinoa and cook for few minutes. Add in the vegetable broth and salt as per need and bring to boil.

Chickpeas Quinoa Pilaf

Now add the chickpeas and cook on low heat with the lid on until all the water is absorbed.

Remove from heat and let it sit aside for few minutes.

Serve hot with your favourite side dish.
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12 comments:

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

What a fantastic variation Priya, the whole dish sounds so filling and good..very nice choice!

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

This is one satisfying n healthy one pot meal that we can all enjoy.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said... Reply To This Comment

This is totally addictive and sinful.. simple and healthy pulao !! Beautifully presented..

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa is so versatile and I am amazed by the number of dishes you are churning up with it. This pilaf looks so good. A really good choice for the theme.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Love these quick one pot healthy meals. Perfect during busy weekdays

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy and filling pilaf. I love how one can combine so many different ingredients with quinoa to make it into a filling and healthy meal.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa is a good protein source , adding chickpea to it makes it complete protein , excellent dish and a perfect pick for the theme.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

I love it when recipes aren't complicated yet tasty. This definitely fits the bill.

Anlet Prince - Annslittlecorner said... Reply To This Comment

I love your presentation. Quinoa and channa are like two of my favourites. This is a delightful recipe for me.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a simple and nutritious dish. Looks like a nice comfort meal. Yum

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy and tasty looking pilaf. Love the addition of chickpeas there.

Ruchi Indu said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic. Very filling pilaf and can be packed for lunch boxes too.