Thursday, May 24, 2018

Vegan & Gluten Free Spiced Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

I have couple of  Bookmarked recipes to be cooked, its getting much harder to go with when you decide to cook up something especially from your bookmarked. Yes i have numerous bookmarked dishes to try and taste at home. However thank god to this week's theme, you might have guessed my theme for this week' blogging marathon na. Yes its Bookmarked recipes, and i have dished out three different dishes from my bookmarked lists. Am kick starting this week's theme with a fabulous Vegan, gluten free dish. My today's dish is quite a filling meal which is very simple and easy to cook. Actually i prepared this stuffed eggplant rolls for our lunch and we enjoyed thoroughly as this dish is quite a satisfying meal to whoever doesnt want to spend more time in their kitchen. A simple and quickly cooked spiced quinoa stuffed in a grilled or pan fried eggplant slices makes this ultimate dish.

Spiced Quinoa Eggplant Rolls, Vegan Eggplant Quinoa Rolls

I have bookmarked this dish long back and this dish is an own creation of the The Minimalist Vegan. Actually while going through the recipe i found that she created this dish with our Indian flavors. Obviously how can i give up instead of that, i immediately bookmarked this gluten free dish. With garam masala, ginger, chilly powder, the spiced quinoa tastes absolutely aromatic and delicious. However the original recipe used green bellpepper to bring more flavour to this dish which i replaced with cubed zucchini. Also the original recipe went for grilling the eggplant slices and i prepared them in frying in pan. Apart from it, i followed the dish to the 'T''.Trust me you wont miss bellpepper in this dish, yes our Indian spices gives an excellent zing to this dish and we loved it to the core.  Am planning to make the same style of spiced quinoa to stuff some bellpeppers very soon. Give a try to this incredible dish gals, am sure you will fell in love with this dish.

Gluten free Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

3 medium size Eggplants (sliced lengthwise)
1/2 cup Quinoa
1no Onion (chopped)
1tsp Garam masala
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Grated ginger
1/2tsp Chilly powder
1/2cup Zucchini/Bellpepper (diced)
Salt for seasoning
Parsley leaves or coriander leaves (optional)

Wash thoroughly the  quinoa and cook in enough water with salt. Once the quinoa gets well cooked, strain them with a fine strainer and keep aside.

Meanwhile heat 2tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and saute until they turns transculent.

Now add the grated ginger, cook for few minutes, add the cubed zucchini or cubed bellpepper and saute for few minutes.

Add the garam masala, turmeric powder, chilly powder and cook until the vegetables gets well coated with the spices.

Eggplant rolls with Quinoa

Now add the cooked quinoa and toss everything gently. Keep aside and let them cool.

Heat a pan with enough oil, drop the eggplant slices one by one and pan fry them until they turns golden brown or well cooked.

Once the eggplant slices are done, add 1 or 2 tablespoon of cooked quinoa at the bottom of the eggplant slice and roll them tightly.

Continue the same process with the remaining eggplant sides.

Serve it with some hummus or else with a spicy sauce.

Spiced Quinoa Eggplant rolls



Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great healthy appetizer idea Priya. Love eggplant is any type of dish. The filling with spicy quinoa and zucchini sounds absolutely yum..

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Loved this... awesome starter and a great way to incorporate quinoa and you now I too have so many bookmarked recipes ..when I read all the BM blogs I end up bookmarking a list of recipe's...

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute idea! You could add hummus to the eggplant slice before rolling it and it would be ready to eat. Perfect party appetizer with toothpicks. I have to try this!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique combination , I love the idea of these rolls , perhaps I can substitute eggplants with Zucchini and make a different stuffing ! Oh man ! One can really get innovative ! Super !

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy and delicious dish.Stuffing eggplant slices with quinoa is a good idea. Anything with quinoa is a tummy filler.

Sweet Tooth Raf said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds quite interesting! I am not a quinoa nor an eggplant fan, but this dish looks worth trying...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is so cute not to mention so healthy!..sucha wonderful idea Priya..

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

The filling and the wrap both sounds so delicious. Healthy and interesting appetizer recipe. Looks so good,Priya.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Superb idea for an appetizer. Owing to allergies, I might not attempt these rolls but I can ask my older one to try it :)

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

This is an awesome dish Priya.....I have eggplant and quinoa, so I will try this right away. So simple and beautiful this dish is. Amazing pick!!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting dish Priya. Love that you stuffed eggplant with quinoa -- brilliant idea. Will definitely try it out sometime.

farah saleem said... Reply To This Comment

priya..........u are the queen of quinoa :)n loving all ur recipes.........

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! this is an amazing dish. We can make so many variations in the stuffing and the cover.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

for eggplant lovers, this is a great treat!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa stuffed eggplants rolls sound super inviting and must be a healthy snack idea even for kids too.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. just awesome recipe... i love it.