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Nov 13, 2011

Quinoa Pongal

These days I’ve been trying to cook different dishes with Quinoa, a healthy grain. Recently I tried making pongal by substituting rice with quinoa and it turned out so yummy. 

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Moong Dal (పెసరపప్పు)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder (can be replaced with peppercorns)
  • 4 or 5 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 5 cups Water (4 + 1 extra)
  • Salt as needed
For Seasoning/Tempering:
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Cashews
  • 1 Red Chili

Wash quinoa + moong dal well and mix together. Place them in a bowl, add green chilies + black pepper powder + tomato + salt and pour water. Mix well with a spatula. 

Cover and place this bowl in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Turn off the flame allow all the pressure go away. 

Later, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds + red chili + curry leaves + cashews and sauté well until cashews turn into golden brown in color. 

Pour this seasoning on top of the cooked pongal and mix well. Enjoy the steaming hot pongal with desired chutney. Yummy and healthy!!

I am linking this post to Kavi's Healthy Cooking Challenge - Healthy Lunch, an event initially started by Smitha

On a different note:
Kalyani of Kalyani’s Platter passed me some cute awards last week, but I forgot to mention it in my previous post. Thank you for sharing the awards Kalyani! So nice of you :)


Anonymous said... [Reply]

delicious and mouth watering pongal
indu srinivasan

Kavi said... [Reply]

wow thanks for linking to my event! :) Never really used quinoa before. sounds really healthy!
Kavi | Edible Entertainment
Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

delicious n healthy optional 2 regular pongal

Urmi said... [Reply]

Wonderful preparation of pongal. Looks yummy and tempting.

Prathima Rao said... [Reply]

Thats a healthy pongal!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Chitra said... [Reply]

I never tried quinoa in my cooking..Looks very nice.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Love this super delicious healthy pongal..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious. They look very perfect.

Tina said... [Reply]

delicious pongal..

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Healthy pongal! Makes a filling breakfast!

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Healthy and delicious breakfast..yum

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Thats one super healthy Pongal. I do have some quinoa at home..maybe its time to make this dish.

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Pongal looks so healthy and delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

hotpotcooking said... [Reply]

delicious healthy pongal.
happy 2 follow u

Julie said... [Reply]

Lovely pongal with quinoa..
Do participate in the Ongoing Event- Christmas Delicacy(15Nov-31Dec 2011)

Laavanya said... [Reply]

My parents often made quinoa pongal and was one of the first dishes of quinoa i loved. Looks great.

Priya dharshini said... [Reply]

Glad to be here...Pongal luks yum and healthy

Asmita said... [Reply]

This is so healthy. Been thinking of cooking with quinoa, this sounds perfect!

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Nice..looks tasty...

Unknown said... [Reply]

I have a pack of quinoa for a long time waiting to get used. Thanks for the recipes Uma.

Cham said... [Reply]

Quinoa in Pongal form should be tasty! Very different way to eat with quinoa!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

The quinoa pongal sounds and looks so healthy and delicious. I love cooking with quinoa too and have to put this on my must-try list.

Lisa Turner said... [Reply]

Oh, my favorite grain. I want it right now. I would love for you to submit one of your favorite Indian recipes to my November event. Details are on my blog and you have a chance to win a cookbook.

Shri said... [Reply]

The pongal looks delicious. Like this with Quinoa.

Deeksha said... [Reply]

healthy n tasty quinoa pongal.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious & healthy pongal..

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I made this pongal recipe after reading your post and my kids loved it.Thanks.

Kavi said... [Reply]

Thanks so much for linking your entry to my HCC event & making it a huge success! :)
Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III (to be uploaded tomorrow)

I would love to have your posts in my ongoing events:
Jingle All The Way &
Microwave Easy Cooking
Have a great day! :)
Kavi | Edible Entertainment

Andhraman said... [Reply]

I have made Quinoa pongal and posted a picture on Facebook some time ago.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

hey, you have innovative dishes... nice to see it here... Lovely ones....

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... [Reply]

what a great idea.. so much more healthier than rice.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Tried it...everybody liked at home..Nice recipie

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