Yogurt Quinoa Recipe

Cooked quinoa mixed with curd and tempered with mild indian spices. A innovative version of curd rice replaced by quinoa.

YOGURT QUINOA

Ingredients

  • ½ cup yogurt (dahi)
  •  ½ cup quinoa, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon split Bengal gram
  • 1 tablespoon split black gram
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 5-7 curry leaves
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • 3-5 fresh coriander sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Preparation Time: 5-8 minutes
  •  Cooking Time:22-25 minutes
    Yogurt Quinoa Recipe

 Method

Yogurt Quinoa Recipe1. Heat some water in a non-stick pan and bring to boil. Add quinoa and cook for 15-20 minutes or till done. Strain into a bowl and cool.
2. Take yogurt into a bowl and whisk well. Add quinoa and mix well.
3. To preparing tempering, heat ghee in a non-stick tempering pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add cumin seeds, Bengal gram, black gram, broken dried red chillies and curry leaves. Remove from heat and add peanuts.
4. Add the tempering to yogurt-quinoa mixture and mix well. 5. Finely chop coriander sprigs and add to bowl. Add salt and mix well. 6. Serve.
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Some Information About Quinoa:

Industrial Use:
Quinoa starch has excellent stability in freeze thaw conditions, and could provide an alternative to chemically modified starches. 
The starch has special potential for industrial use because of the small size of the starch grain, for example in aerosol production, pulps, self-copy paper, dessert foods, excipients in the plastics industry, talcs and anti off-set powders.
In addition to the industrial use of the quinoa grain, the saponins from the pericarp of the bitter quinoa variety have the ability to be used in different beneficial forms.
They can be also extracted from the pericarp of bitter quinoa form a foam in aqueous solutions, leading to possible applications in detergents, toothpaste, shampoos, or soaps.
The use of saponin as a bio-pesticide was also shown to have potential in a successful demonstration carried out in Bolivia.

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