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Healthy Quinoa Khichdi

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Energy (kcal) - 240

Protein (g) - 8

Carbohydrate (g) - 39

Fat (g) - 3.5

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Quinoa khichdi being a great protein source contains an array of essential nutrients such as B vitamins, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, etc. High in fiber, not only does quinoa pulao contributes to keeping you fuller for longer but also would prevent one from overeating. The presence of the two herbs ginger and garlic adds more on the flavor besides its medicinal properties.


  • Quinoa - 30 g
  • Yellow dal, uncooked - 1 tbsp
  • Green split moong dal, uncooked - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, minced - ½ tsp
  • Garlic minced -  ½ tsp
  • Turmeric - 1 pinch
  • Chopped vegetables ( tomatoes, onions, spinach, bell peppers, carrots, peas) - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup, add as per the consistency
  • Oil - ½ tsp
  • Salt use minimum, to taste

Step 1 Rinse quinoa,  and both dal's in a bowl till the water is not so white and foggy.  Step 2 Drain all the water out.  Step 3 Pour into the pressure cooker and add all vegetables, ginger, garlic, and turmeric (optional). Add water into the cooker till all vegetables are dunked about a ½ cup.  Step 4 Let the pressure cooker build pressure up to 3-4 whistles, release air/steam from the cooker and open slowly to see if quinoa and veggies are cooked.  Step 5 Serve with curds / plain yogurt and enjoy this delicious meal.

Healthy Quinoa Khichdi - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 4211


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