Saturday, August 11, 2018

Glutenfree Vegetable Quinoa Kichadi

One of the most favourite South Indian breakfast of mine is Semolina aka Rava Kichadi. I can have this dish everyday without any fuss. Prepared usually with mixed vegetables and roasted rava, this dish makes an incredible breakfast with some spicy coconut chutney. However when i planned to prepare semolina kichadi, i opted for quinoa instead of semolina. With lovely medley of vegetables and quinoa, trust me this kichadi tastes absolutely delicious. Usually ghee is used to bring a nice aroma to this dish, and i opted for oil as i want to prepare this kichadi as a vegan breakfast.An excellent,quick and easy breezy breakfast or dinner to enjoy without any hesitation.My mom used to make this khichadi with garlic cloves instead of ginger garlic paste and temper it with whole spices like clove,cinnamon stick,bayleaf and fennel seeds instead of usual tempering spices, this will give definitely a fabulous masala flavour to this simple fusion khichadi.

Fusion Quinoa Khichadi, Vegan Quinoa Khichadi

Am running this week's blogging marathon with Breakfast staple with different grains. After Broken wheat rava, i opted for quinoa, one of my favourite grains which have its own place in my pantry. This kichadi is definitely an excellent meal to pack in anyone's lunchbox as this dish is definitely a nutritious healthy meal. Served along with papads, or else with boiled eggs, one can finish their meal happily with this colourful, nutritious and filling kichadi. Since quinoa is a versatile grain, its works awesome in most of the dishes and i love to add them often in my daily meal. Extremely nutritious, this dish is completely gluten free, vegan and excellent for any ages.

Quinoa Vegetable Khichadi, Vegetable Quinoa Khichadi

1cup Quinoa
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
3nos Garlic cloves (chopped)
2cups Mixed Veggies (carrots,greenpeas,capsicum & zucchini )
Few curry leaves
1no Whole spices (bayleaf,clove,cinnamon stick)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

Wash and soak the quinoa for 10-15minutes, strain and keep aside.

 Heat enough oil,fry the whole spices,fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Add the chopped garlic cloves,curryleaves and fry for few seconds, add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes and cook until the onions turns transculent.

Vegetable Quinoa Khichadi, Gluten free Quinoa Khichadi

Add the mixed veggies immediately,add enough salt,turmeric powder and cook everything until the veggies gets half cooked.

Add two cups of water to the cooking veggies, bring to boil. Once the water starts boiling, add the quinoa to the boiling water, stir continously and cook until everything gets well cooked.

Finally add the ghee and put off the stove.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Quinao Khichadi, Vegtable Quinoa Khichadi



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

Healthy way to start the day,kichdi with quinoa sounds inviting.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very appetizing with all the colorful veggies and healthy as well.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is a wonderful way of adding quinoa in diet. The kichdi looks so colourful and I would happily finish it off...

Renu said... Reply To This Comment

Such a colourful and a healthy khichadi everyone would love to eat...yum

farah saleem said... Reply To This Comment

iv been trying to get myself to eat this quinoa...and i prefer indian style recipes coz the western recipes are just too bland for me! this is such a lovely idea.........

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

quinoa is my love from last two days. A protein-packed meal in itself. This pulao is perfect dish to serve in lunch or dinner. Will check this in coming week. Now my husband too love having it

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Kichadi looks very healthy and colourful, and my husband favourite quinoa in kichadi form looks delicious. Thanks, Priya for sharing this healthy recipe.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy quinoa khichdi.. haven't made it for a long time.

Soma Mukherjee said... Reply To This Comment

Such a colourful vegetable quinoa khichdi perfect healthy and yummy meal anyday, loved your dear ailed recipe.

Lata Lala said... Reply To This Comment

The quinoa khichdi looks sumptious. I have never used quinoa but your post tempted me to do it soon.

Vanitha said... Reply To This Comment

Love this!! Another quinoa recipe for me to try soon! Such a wonderful healthy way to start the day and so yummy to be used for lunch or dinner too! Trying this soon dear :)

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy option for these days. It looks so colourful. Thanks for sharing.

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

We love the earthy taste of quinoa and I use it often in my kitchen . This khichadi sounds very healthy and flavorful Priya !

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy and delicious breakfast with this quinoa khichdi. It looks so colourful.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking and healthy khichdi...Addition of quinoa makes it even more interesting...Perfect wholesome meal!!

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa is my new favourite. This looks wonderful and delicious Priya!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I enjoy quinoa so much as it not only healthy but its light on the stomach. A good idea to make quinoa khichdi. Looks so yummy.

Jolly said... Reply To This Comment

Your quinoa khichdi sounds so healthy & colourful too. I loved your breezy breakfast idea, it looks awesome and I loved the flavor combination! Great share!!