Do you ever wonder why all the healthiest things in this world are so un palatable or simply boring, well i do and surprisingly , boring the tasteless the thing is , it is for sure super loaded with nutrients. Well with Quinoa , i dont know whether you had this experience but trust me to start with i did find it very boring and flat on taste. so much that i was constantly experimenting with this particular ingredient.
But why Quinoa ?
well because Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. Quinoa is gluten-free, very high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids, isnt it the thing to have if you are looking for a Protein rich diet.
So here is a quick one and a quick recipe too ( apart from the time that Quinoa takes to boil )
# 1 Bowl Boiled Quinoa (boiled in water with a pinch of salt )
# chopped onion 1, 1 green chilly , 1 tomato
# 1/4 Bowl Green peas (mircowaved )
# 1 teaspoon Oil
#Salt to taste, half a spoon Turmeric , half a spoon cumin seeds / Mustard seeds
# Pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander for garnishing , half squeezed lemon optional
In a pan add oil and bring it to boil , add Cumin seeds / mustard seeds, when they pop add onion and green chilly and keep stirring till they turn light golden, add Turmeric , salt and stir. Now add Tomato and green peas and quinoa and mix well and let it cook for 5-7 minutes so that all the ingredients blend well.
Now take it in a bowl and add Pomegranate , coriander leaves and lemon, toss well and serve.