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Quinoa Recipes| Simple and Healthy Diet in Old Age|A Compilation

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Quinoa Recipes a Compilation

Quinoa Recipes a Compilation

This is a small compilation of Quinoa recipes on my space.

Quinoa is a relatively new grain in my kitchen and I would not have purchased it  But Pooja my Bhabhi gifted me with a packet and I know now why she is in love with the tiny grains.

Quinoa pronounces as ‘keen-wah’ is tiny bead-like grain. Looks quite a bit like tiny jowar seeds (also know sorghum). It’s all protein and contains 8 essential amino acids.  If that is not enough quinoa is packed dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest.

For cooking quinoa though Pooja mentioned to me the methodology I… yes forgot.

So Google search (LOL) and I landed here  and got this

  Basic Quinoa Facts

  • How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield?1 cup dry quinoa yields about 3 cups cooked quinoa.

  • How much liquid do I need to cook quinoa?To cook 1 cup quinoa, you need about 2 cups liquid.

  • How long does it take to cook quinoa?1 cup quinoa will cook in about 20 minutes.

  • How do I make quinoa less bitter?Nearly, if not all, of the natural bitterness of quinoa’s outer coating can be removed by a vigorous rinsing in a mesh strainer.

  • How do I make better-tasting quinoa?Quinoa is really excellent when cooked in vegetable or chicken broth. Also, add about 1/4 teaspoon salt to each cup dried quinoa when cooking. Try adding other spices and aromatics during cooking as well, like a clove of smashed garlic, a sprig of fresh rosemary, or a dash of black pepper.

  • Can I use my rice cooker to make quinoa?Yes! Just use the 2:1 liquid-to-quinoa ratio and follow the instructions on your rice cooker.

    And here  which says

Quinoa is easy to prepare and its fluffy texture and slightly nutty flavour make it an excellent alternative to white rice or couscous. When cooked, its grains quadruple in size and become almost translucent.

Quinoa can be prepared much like rice. It should usually be rinsed or soaked before use to remove its bitter coating, so check packet instructions. Bring two cups of water to the boil to one cup of grain, cover, simmer and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ should have a slight bite to it (al dente).

So here are some I have tried out. I will be interested in your recipes too. Do share the links with me.


Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlet

Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlet

Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlet~Bite sized Appetizer


Quinoa Matar Pulao,Quinoa Peas Pulao

Quinoa Matar Pulao,

Quinoa Matar Pulao |Quinoa Peas Pulao


Idli, Healthy Breakfast, Fermented Food,Quinoa Idli

Quinoa Idli

Spongy Quinoa Idli for a Healthy Breakfast


Quinoa Salad

Easy Quinoa Salad

Simple but Yummy Quinoa Salad


Pesara attu, Moong Dosa, MLA Dosa

Pesarattu Upma

Healthy Pesaraattu & Upma with Quinoa


Uppuma, Uppumavu, Uppindi, Uppittu, Kharabath, Upeet, Rulanv, Quinoa,Breakfast, Snack

Quinoa Upit

Healthy and Tasty Quinoa Uppittu

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39 thoughts

  • September 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I love dishes made with this super grain quinoa.. So healthy and these days it is easily available everywhere.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      True Shobha.

  • September 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    This is such a helpful post for me , recently have bought quinoa and was wondering how to cook it , and saw your detailed post, thanks for sharing will try out the recipes soon.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      My pleasure Soma. Please let me know what you try.

  • Malini
    September 7, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Perfect healthy recipe. I love those grains. I am totally drooling over your cutlets. It’s nice to see different varieties in one place. Awesome share!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks, Malini.

  • September 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Such a healthy and delicious recipes compilation.. Loved it! I wish I had a few of those cutlets… Awesome share!!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you, Geetanjali! You are welcome to the cutlets.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Geetanjali you are welcome to the cutlets.

  • September 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    What a lovely collection !! Great post for people like me who are new to quinoa and don’t know the ways to cook it. Absolutely loved your share; the cutlets look droolworthy….gonna try them very soon.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks, Anshu dear. Will love to see your take on it.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 8, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Anshu will love to see your take on the cutlets.

  • September 8, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Am totally lost with those ultimate quinoa dishes, dunno what to chose and wat to leave. Everything looks amazingly delicious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Awww! that is an awesome compliment especially coming from you. Thanks Priya.

  • September 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I love quinoa for its nutty taste and numerous health benefits. Awesome compilation of recipes with this super grain di !

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks, Poonam.

  • September 9, 2018 at 11:27 am

    What versatile ideas to utilize the quinoa! I haven’t had a good start, just have made a few dishes with quinoa to somehow finish off my stock… wouldn’t mind buying it again to try the idlis especially!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      There speaks the South Indian. Anything for idlis 😀

  • September 9, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely collection of healthy dishes made with quinoa. I love quinoa and have started making more of it at home. These will come very handy.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Nandita. Will love to see your take on them.

  • September 10, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Ever since I first found a packet of this power packed grain in my son’s pantry in Canada, I’ve loved cooking with it. I have to try making idlis with it though. Easy to digest and super healthy, not only is it good for the aged but the young too.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      I agree Mayuri that they are good for young and old. But getting the young to eat is difficult.

  • code2cook
    September 10, 2018 at 3:46 am

    This is such a delicious and tasty quinoa recipes collection you have prepared. I think it is not only for old age but also good for others. Lovely collection must say.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks, Bhawana.

  • September 10, 2018 at 5:16 am

    I am a big fan of quinoa, loved all the healthy recipes. Looks delicious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks, Uma.

  • September 10, 2018 at 6:46 am

    This is a lovely collection you have. I use 1:3 water if I am on the stove top as it gives a smoother texture to the quinoa if using in Indian style dishes. i will love to try some of these this week.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      O is it Seema. Will try the 1:3 proportion. Thanks.

  • September 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I’m new to using Quinoa too and got it as a gift from a friend as well 😊 Have tried it in a few salads and loved it. I was wondering what else I could do with it – your delicious ideas have arrived very timely!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Do try Maria and let me know what you make out of your stash of quinoa.

  • September 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I never been a fan of quinoa…but your variety of recipes makes me to try dishes with it… will try for sure

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      😀 Thanks.

  • September 11, 2018 at 1:55 am

    What a lovely collection of quinoa, I am really interested in the first recipe, sounds so delicious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      O the cutlets Jagruti. They were great.

  • September 11, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Looks so healthy and delicious …. Love this awesome share using quinoa !!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Sasmita.

  • September 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Loved these so delicious quinoa dishes with all those drool worthy pics. Why to have this only in old age, I would love to enjoy these even now 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      I agree with you Ritu. These are great for any age.

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